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Diamond Fund (Almazny Fond)

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The Orlov Diamond, a gift to Catherine the Great from Count Orlov, her lover, is only one of the many diamonds and jewels on display in this incredible collection at the Kremlin.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in 3 days in Moscow
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Proyezd Proyektiruyemyy 813, Moscow 103073, Russia
Boulevard Ring
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Getting in to this exhibit seems designed to be as difficult and disorganized as possible. Pretty much everyone that works at the Kremlin will tell you to go buy tickets at windows 4 &5 in Alexander Park. If you are not a Russian national, this...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank yulscakes
Reviewed 6 days ago

Although our Tauck tour included the Armory museum, it did not include the Diamond Fund. So I asked our tour director how to get tickets and he sent one of our local guides to help us get our tickets and to enter in the right...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Magnolia13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tip - book a private tour with guide and as part of your Kremlin ticket - book the Diamond fund and Armoury. Some phenomenal jewels associated with historic Russia and its prominent characters. Beautiful diamonds to see - don't miss them....

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank LindasScotland
Reviewed March 15, 2019 via mobile

Wonderful display of Russia’s Imperial Crown Jewels- I have never seen stones and gold nuggets like this in my life. Each piece of jewelry tells a story of the rich history of the Russian Empire. In the Moscow Kremlin, a MUST-SEE!

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank chanaresnickpinto
Reviewed March 11, 2019

Queued for a ticket, then queued 20 minutes in sub zero temperatures to have a bag search before entry. Bag was searched once again on entry, then the final guard raised his eyebrows as our ticket had been issued at 11.50 for the 11.00am -...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank heatheryone
Reviewed February 19, 2019 via mobile

It's small yet exquisite. It costs 500 rubles with a free audioguide included. You don't have to get the ticket at the ticket office. If you're planing to visit the armoury, the diamond fund is in the same building/entrance and once you've finished the tour...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

Must see! Only hope I can take some photos. The security is very tight, and you and find guards at very corner. Recommend to rent a translator before entering the room, very informative.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dukef1990s
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Part of the Kremlin museums but you need a separate ticket. I really loved the display. Guided tours in Russian only. I would highly recommend this especially if you like jewelry.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CruiseLinda
Reviewed October 23, 2018

First of all, too complicated to buy a ticket for a foreigner. Ticket center (for all tickets to the Kremlin) has a booth for this "Diamond Fund", but limited to some timings e.g. 2PM, 3PM, 4PM, etc. But the screen shows different timings, and the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank S4542YGvisitor
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Lavish luxury. But at what price, for the people who footed the bill? One is not surprised Russia had revolts, and a Revolution. Was booked by the agency that organised my whole trip. I did not request it. Good to be seen once, but not...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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RituSamanta
May 1, 2018|
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Response from Vano I | Reviewed this property |
Hi! 1) Unfortunately, it's not possible to book the tickets online to the Diamond Fund! This is due to the fact that Diamond Fund can only be entered in the group and only at the time which will be written at the ticket... More
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ChaiFromThailand
March 30, 2018|
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Response from Jennie S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, that;s correct and it's the only way to get the tickets. Go up into the armory and the diamond fun is up there with guards out front and a ticket desk. Buy them there.
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June 18, 2017|
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Response from flyingfingers-7 | Reviewed this property |
We were at The Armoury around 2:00 and hadn't planned on going to the Diamond Fund, but when we finished at the Armoury there was no line-up at the DF (same building) so we bought our tickets right there and walked right in... More
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