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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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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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US$691.63*
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The Armoury Chamber Early Opening Private Museum Tour
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US$220.00*
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Private Moscow Must-See Tour

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Amazing cross section of Russian History I was aware of richness of Russian tradition and history but those things on display take your breath away. And I bet they are very small... read more

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing cross section of Russian History I was aware of richness of Russian tradition and history but those things on display take your breath away. And I bet they are very small sample of what this museum keeps. I could spanend days Just taking my time looking through. One thing which vex me. A bit is that photos are not... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did a self-guided tour with audio tapes. This really worked out for us; at times I wasn't sure what I was looking at and I learned a lot. The tour leads you through various rooms filled with glass cabinets usually on a theme. Don't miss the basement with the history of the the tsars including the thrones, carriages and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the largest collection I've seen. Worth seeing. It took me about 2 hours listening to English headset. Don't need a guide. Do buy your ticket before doing Armory grounds. They don't always let you buy tickets at the site (This may be a winter low season thing?). Have to check coat. Most Russian attractions make you check your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting place to visit. Reading "history tags" you unfold for yourself a map of country relationship with its neighbors. Who we trade with, who with fight with. You can witness a close Russian -Iranian ties and gifts from Turkish sultan commemorating Russian conquest if Cremia from Turkey. I recommend it for those who want to learn more about Russia.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Don't give this museum a miss. It would be a great loss especially if you are already in the Kremlin.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well again Russia has so much to offer it is amazing. Seeing the Russian crown jewels , and Faberge eggs and jewelry was truly a privilege. And make sure to go to see the Diamond Fund.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was on a short trip to Moscow and had few days to see the city. I was advised to visit that museum and I never regreted this choice. I took the audioguide and everything was amazing. I never saw a museum half as impressive as that one. The only problem I had there was while buying tickets. I gave... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the best part of the Kremlin tour . . . You get to see the belongings of the Tzars and Tzarina's including the crown jewels, dinner and drinkware, clothing, carriages. If you are a history buff you'll love this part of the experience.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Armoury Chamber (Оружейная палата) is one of the oldest museums. Located in the Moscow Kremlin, it displays priceless items. Originally the Armoury was in charge of producing, purchasing and storing weapons, jewelry and a variety of household items of the tsars. Through the years it grown and was enriched with the treasures of the Russian sovereigns and with treasures... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazingly rich collection of icons, silverware, crowns/thrones, dresses, carriages etc... What did a scandinavian king bring as a gift for a tsar? How to help a 10 year old tsar speaking a ceremony - with a hidden mentor in the throne. A 23-horse span sleigh, large as a bus. A bispal dress with 300000 pearls. And it goes on and... More 

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