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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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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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$692.82*
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The Armoury Chamber Early Opening Private Museum Tour
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$220.00*
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Amazing Treasures

A wonderful collection of priceless treasures beautifully displayed and the audio guide was informative and engaging . An absolute MUST see.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful collection of priceless treasures beautifully displayed and the audio guide was informative and engaging . An absolute MUST see.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They have a lot on show here and it is very nicely organised so you can just use your audio guide to take you through.

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Belgrade
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just an impressive. Long waiting line. make sure to book on line, but still need to exchange for ticket.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

wonderful treasures like crowns, clothes, carriages, Fabergé eggs, necklaces, etc. 12th century onwards. Cannot miss it! No pictures. buy books in any bookstore for memories.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The title of the museum is slightly deceiving, for although there are armoury pieces in the collection, there is so much more. It offers a trip around Russia's vast lands and complicated, but interesting, history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One can view the items owned by past Tsars such as a throne, crown, jewels, clothes, table wears, shoes, etc. Unfortunately, pictures are not allowed in this museum...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing .. No other words describe this experience. A trip to the 17th and 18th century like no other... Mesmerizing to say the least. A must visit for anyone visiting moscow.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Armoury last week during our December holiday Russia trip. We spent about 1.5 hours here. Really awesome displays of art, weapons, coaches. Amazing silver collection from all period of Tsars. You need to buy tickets for this separate from the general Kremlin grounds tickets and then enter at certain specified time periods. Would give it a 5... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best part of the Kremlin by far, it holds masterpieces and artwork that is not available in any other part of the world. audioguides are useful and well-explanatory, consider at least three hours to have the right time also to take a decent look also to the things that are not described in the guide, which are anyway definitely... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum provides an incredibly thorough view of Russian history and the stars. The audio guide is highly recommended and necessary for understanding all the items and how they fit within the history.

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