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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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A must see in Moscow

Despite the name that infers one thing, one must step back in history and go to the Armoury. You find silver goblets and plates used by Czars, royal clothing and carriages and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Jean B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Despite the name that infers one thing, one must step back in history and go to the Armoury. You find silver goblets and plates used by Czars, royal clothing and carriages and the breathtaking beautiful Faberge eggs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

very rich art items. for me it was the most reach and butiful museum i ever saw. liked very much the paintings of yzhak levitan

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a magnificent collection of gold and silver artifacts. These are the crown jewels of Russia. Definitely worth the admission price to have a look at this spectacular museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entrance to the State Armoury is located at the corner of the Kremlin at the bottom of Alexander Gardens and there are several convenient Metro stations. You will need to obtain your ticket first at the office further up Alexander Gardens. There is much to see but the highlight must be the collection of Faberge Eggs. The cost is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked our tickets on-line so that all we had to do was collect the tickets rather than join the endless queue to buy tickets. Behind the Kremlin, in the Alexander Park is the glass building where tickets are bought or collected. There is also a gift shop where I bought a Guidebook to carry with me when looking at... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You could spent hours here. I found the carriages particularly interesting. Nice loos. A real mixture of clothing, silver and much else. Something for everybody

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see of the city! Is Moscow´s first museum and collects a lot of valued treasures of Tsarist Russia. Make sure you get your audioguide in the entrance which is included in the price of your ticket, most turist dont know this and wonder around the museum without benefiting from the information provided. To get the audioguide... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great museum that houses many of the Tsars jewels. Very impressive is the armoury itself with armour from Russia as well as other European powers. The audio which is included with the entrance fee is very good

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You need time to go through the armoury since there is so much to see. It's like the Smithsonian, incredible treasures from the past.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a MUST site to visit in Moscow and in the Kremlin. Two stores full of daily life elements used by the Tsar family. Rich cloths, tools jewlery, furniture, the famous eggs and a lot of very rich goldenware, silverware, vases, gadgets and much more. Photography is forbidden. It is almost at the end of Kremlin visit and near... More 

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