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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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Part of Kremlin visit

If you like the history of Catharine the great and Russian aristocracy then you will love this tour it is full of original and other artifacts

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you like the history of Catharine the great and Russian aristocracy then you will love this tour it is full of original and other artifacts

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You'd never know by the name but this building houses all the thrones, carriages and Crown Jewels of the Tsars. It also includes the Faberge eggs in Moscow and lots of other gold and silver items which show tremendous craftsman ability.

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Silchar, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is full of rich cultural and royal history of Russia. This place has not only arms but also a lot more to see. Be there once and u will love to be back again.

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sao paulo, brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is certainly the best museum in Moscow, and a must see attraction. It is beautiful, well organized, and multilingual. Amazing how they put together this collection.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As the name suggests there is some Armour but also much more from the Tsars collections. It includes Coronation dresses for the ladies a collection of carriages and the famous Faberge Egg. We had a knowledgeable guide and I learned and added to my knowledge of the Tsars and the Romanov family

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Here you will see the czar's opulence. Huge carriages, dresses, furniture, ornaments, gifts from other rulers. It is impressive

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The title "Armoury" doesn't give a true picture of not just weapons used over the years, but clothing, and vehicles, plus a lot more. Truly fascinating - don't miss it.

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

Armaments, carriages, costumes, crowns and jewelry - it is all kept for posterity. The opulence of the carriages used by royalty was staggering.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful collection of thrones, carriages and costumes as well as some of the Faberge Eggs and incredible silverware

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Afula, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exhibits in the Armoury are very interesting if you like history and the little electronic vocal guide they give you is very helpful (free... i was shocked!). but Russia being Russia... the people who sell the tickets do not know any language except russian... and the dumbest thing, the diamond fund is another ticket but in the same building... More 

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