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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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$734*
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The Armoury Chamber Early Opening Private Museum Tour
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What a collection of jewellery, Costumes, armoury & collections in the world With hearing aids provided it gives a complete explanation of each & every important masterpiece kept... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a collection of jewellery, Costumes, armoury & collections in the world With hearing aids provided it gives a complete explanation of each & every important masterpiece kept there

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not just the gold, give yourself the time to really appreciate the weaponry and history. Look at the carriages. The horse armor and tack. And do not miss the Faberge eggs, especially the tiny fully-rigged sailing ship and definitely spend time looking at the tiny train!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Armoury is part of the Kremlin; however, you need separate tickets to enter. Tickets are limited and only good for a certain day and time. If you want to buy Armoury tickets at the ticket office, you may have to line up for a very long time. Better to order online well in advance. The exhibition itself is very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What an amazing step into Russian history. The displays here are exceptional. The armour, the gold and silver, the jewels, the costumes, the carriages and the rest are outstanding. It give me a different perspective on the sophistication of Russia over the centuries and gave me a real sense of history. I recommend a visit for an hour or so.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you really enjoy history and art then you will like what's on offer to see inside The Armoury. It is stacked full of artefacts dating back to the 1500s. I walked around inside half an hour and enjoyed the carriages the most. It cost 700R each. Tickets sell out really quickly for this but if you and queue up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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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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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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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