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The Armoury

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Red Square & Kitay-gorod
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Address: Dvortsovaya St., 1R, Moscow 103073, Russia
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Phone Number: +7 (495) 695-37-76
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

A dazzling array of treasures from the 4th to the 20th century are housed...

A dazzling array of treasures from the 4th to the 20th century are housed in this Kremlin museum, including thrones and carriages of the tsars, the works of Moscow silver and goldsmiths, arms, jewels, precious Russian Easter eggs and other Russian and foreign decorative arts.

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Fascinating exhibits

Many exhibits from historical periods in Russia. Well worth a tour or self paced visit. Spend a few hours and enjoy the items on display.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Many exhibits from historical periods in Russia. Well worth a tour or self paced visit. Spend a few hours and enjoy the items on display.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The name is misleading ... it's really a museum focussed on the wealth and items of the Zhars.. Fantastic displays of wedding dresses, icons, gold and silver items (cups dishes banquet items etc). The carriages are fascinating as is the sheer opulence of the items on display. You can see why the Russian revolution was not by chance but an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Full of masterpieces of arms and jewels. Gifts to Czars and locally made stuff. Even Ivan the Terrible home gowns are kept here. Faberge oeuvres and more. It still buys things like old silverware and daggers made by contemporary Russian blacksmiths. Nest door to the DIamond Fund.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a very diverse museum with such a range of items from all aspects of royal Russian life, Coaches, Faberge items, clothing, china, silver items of tablewear etc. The name is somewhat misleading but I really enjoyed this museum and was so glad we went. Highly recommend

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One has to do a bit of planning to visit the Moscow Kremlin. You have to buy the entrance tickets to the Kremlin and to plan the timeslot to enter the Armoury, (and the Diamond Fund too), better do that online a fortnight before your visit. For the Diamond Fund, you can only buy your tickets at the site. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well presented beautiful exhibitions. Best with a local guide. Clothes, jewellery, carriages of the Russian royal families. Tremendous wealth amongst so much poverty.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We purchased our tickets online. You need to exchange online voucher for real tickets at the Kremlin ticket office. We chose to go in the afternoon after visiting the Kremlin and lunch. The entrance is at the very end of the Alexander Garden. Allot time to go through security. After dropping our coats off at the cloak room (a must... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An unbelievable display of Tsarist "Bling" and weaponry. The workmanship of the items on display were both truly spectacular and over the top, all encrusted with gold, silver, emeralds, jade etc etc then you have the Fabrice eggs collection (talk about excess). The ornamental coaches were a work of art but again with conspicuous bling added. I note that other... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As part of the Kremlin this is what this area of the country represents - power. Only for those interested in war/military history

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Armory as well as the Diamond portion (had to pay extra for that) but to see what is left over from the Czar regimes is impressive. There were some faberge eggs, lots of gold and diamonds, some of the outfits worn by the kings and queens, super interesting and sad much of it has been lost and... More 

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