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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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Wow. So much to see

Much more than what it sounds. Yes there are suits of armour, chain mail and weaponry. Many costumes and memorabilia from the time of the Tsars and Empresses. Make sure you book... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Lyndall S
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Much more than what it sounds. Yes there are suits of armour, chain mail and weaponry. Many costumes and memorabilia from the time of the Tsars and Empresses. Make sure you book and use an Audioguide.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Such a wealth of amazingly beautiful artefacts to see, I had thought the Faberge collection would be more impressive though. The audio guide, which was included in the ticket price, gave enough information on the key parts of the exhibitions to give you some understanding of the history.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A visit of Kremlin is a must. The exhibition of gold and silver works is amazing. Don't forget the diamonds exhibition. Never seen anything like that. The number of guided tickets are limited, foreigners can visit without guide. Fir the diamonds room queuing is necessary. They let only a limited number of people into it which makes it very comfortable... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is located inside the Kremlin Area, One can buy tickets online to avoid huge queues. Pass through Alexander gardens and at the end you can find the entrance. Free audio guide available inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Interesting costumes and carriage room, but not what you want after standing on your feet all day. Perhaps visit in the morning?

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Hollywood, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very interesting and well worth a guided tour, which we did with, only the two of us , we found the people in Moscow extremely helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Intersting museum, when you decide to wait in line to purchase this ticket, have another family member line up for the tickets of the Diamond Fund as they are separate lines. The ticket process is very confusing and annoying. They don't seem to have a line where you can purchase all of the tickets at once. They do have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Get the audio display - which isnt great. The numbers refer to the rooms and not the cabinets, and the commentary jumps form one cabinet to another, missing out many in between. The first room is essentially devoted to the ridiculous historic wealth of the church. Fantastic gold and bejewelled bibles and other religious antiquities. Moving on, there are displays... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This attraction reminds me of the famous Yogi Barra comment that "nobody goes there anymore - it's too crowded." This is a very popular attraction and, yes, it is crowded, but it is still worth seeing. The Kremlin Armory, as you might expect, is inside the Kremlin itself. It contains an almost mind-numbing assortment of jewels, costumes, fancy weapons, tableware,... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impressive royal carriages, their clothing especially of the past empresses and tsars, not really good display of faberge eggs, armor, weapons and other household items. Just prepare your cameras.

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