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The Armoury, Moscow

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#4 of 498 in Museums in Moscow
A collection of crown jewels makes The Armoury one of Moscow's most popular tourist attractions. Part of the city's centrally located World Heritage Site, this museum houses 15,000 royal dresses, including those worn by the Empress Elizabeth during her coronation ceremonies. Other highlights include a pair of Peter the Great's boots, numerous royal carriages and sledges, and a lavish throne studded with over 800 diamonds. Be sure to visit the upstairs galleries, which contain a vast collection of silver artworks produced between the 12th and 17th centuries, as well as 10 world-famous Easter eggs made by celebrated jeweler Faberge. Ease your journey through Russian art history with an audio guide, available at the on-site ticket office. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Moscow holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the The Armoury and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We got the audio guide which was very helpful but also good because it gave edited highlights. There is some truly amazing and unique stuff in here such as the Russian Crown Jewels and Katherine the g...  more »
  • kremlinin back by. Unable to take photo memories always in mind but an excellent museum shows from the past to the present Russian wealth.
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  • In the Kremlin, additional tickets are required to sell the ticket window at the Kremlin ticketing point. There's a lot of time in the Czar, but it's definitely worth taking a look at. The Museum of the car is the most impressive.
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  • Considering the ticket fare, I found the exhibition to be a bit small. Nice collection of treasuries though. Free audio guide is a plus. Negative point is that you are not allowed to take pictures inside. Be smart and reserve your ticket for a specific time slot a few days in advance via the internet, the queue at the ticket office was long.
  • Awesome! You’ll be amazed by the articles and antiques when you hear the story behind. The carriage section was particularly interesting to me as you can clearly see the evolution.
  • It worths! You can see interesting things with few money
  • I definitely recommend this place, even though it was quite expensive with diamond fund. If you are planning to visit this place, you should borrow the audio guide. Finally you could see the amazing Russian treasures in this unparalleled museum in the world. Although i will visit St petersberg tomorrow, i hope this could be my second museum in the world.
  • The sheer amount of treasure displayed is amazing. The works of the best masters of the 15th-19th century are on display. Most of them unique as they were diplomatic gifts. A large collection of ancient weapons, early firearms and thrones can be admired. Don't miss the carriages and the dresses/robes worn by the tsars.
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