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The Armoury

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Address: Dvortsovaya St., 1R, Moscow 103073, Russia
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Phone Number: +7 (495) 695-37-76
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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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$736*
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The Armoury Chamber Early Opening Private Museum Tour
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$220*
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Amazing Collection

I had so much fun here. You will find the collection to be impressive whether you like armoury or not. I definitely got lost in the history and style.

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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had so much fun here. You will find the collection to be impressive whether you like armoury or not. I definitely got lost in the history and style.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum is the best Moscow can offer. Very good with audio guide included in the ticket and crowds regulated through limited attendance. Should be at 9:30 am at the ticket office to buy tickets with no problem.

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Newport Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well organized exhibit of well preserved artifacts. Much can be learnt about Russian history. A tour guide would be great.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this. You get to see how tiny Catherine the Great's waist was when she got married at 16 -- and how big other empresses were -- by looking at the great gowns. The crowns were mind-blowing--packed with gold and jewels. And then there are the carriages. Could they have been more opulent???

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Glad that we took a guided tour so that we managed to hit the highlights in about an hour. Could have spent a lot more if we were on our own.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A walk thru history. Do a guided tour so you catch all the highlights, you'll need at least a few hours here...

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic....see the old Tzars Carriages....must not be missed by any tourist visiting Moscow...It was fascinating with probably 12-17 carriages

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are some wonderful objects on display here and it's really worth getting a guided tour. Don't remember if the audio tour was available. I just attached myself to one of the busload's tours and got everything explained for free.

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Caloundra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While in Moscow this is a must do activity. If it is at all possible go with a guide who knows the story behind each item on display. Many of the items were gifts which were presented to the royal family. You will see -- four bar gold crosses with precious stones mounted on the cross bars, dippers (gold) used... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Four floors of exhibits - thousands of treasures depicting royal Russian life through the centuries: clothing, carriages, jewelry - you name it. The bottom floor is an exhibit of the crown jewels which is very much worth seeing.

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