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The Armoury, Moscow

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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. Put The Armoury at the forefront of your travel plans using our Moscow trip itinerary maker.
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  • Happened before at the Armory, but every time I get great pleasure from visiting. Very interesting and beautiful Exposition. A big plus is that you can buy tickets via the Internet. Recommend to visit.
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  • Always wanted to visit the Kremlin is arriving in Moscow-4 times in a row the Kremlin for tours was closed-it's sad! This time finally managed to visit the armoury! Unusually beautiful! Captures the spirit of history, traditions and life of our past rulers! Gathered very pretty things, well presented collection of weapons, coaches. Our history-our heritage! -: by entering the territory of Kremlin-us immediately narugali for the attack on the road, not on a pedestrian crossing. This should write in big letters-not to say that we will be expelled from the Kremlin, and pay the penalty. For what? In the civilized world in such places-pedestrian area, closing on holidays or important days. Unfortunately, not enough human attitude towards ordinary people. But be sure to visit this place!
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  • Guided through the staff. Horse-drawn carriage or large sleigh or in other stuff is fun. Amazing Royal Wedding dresses
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  • It is a fascinating museum with a varied and imposing collection of imperial clothing, armoury, tableware gifted from different countries to the tsars. Don't miss the impressive Easter eggs from Fabergé and the fascinating scriptures with their impressive covers! Oh, and the Olympic set of plates that depict Neptune greco scenes.
  • This was a very fascinating museum. I was personally most impressed with the various eras of carriages and sleighs in the farthest room and marveled at the various suspension technologies. The displays of crowns, staffs, and thrones were also fascinating. There is a diverse collection of weaponry, and glorious Fabergé eggs. I recommend arranging a human tour guide in your language. There are free digital audio guides (1,500 ruble deposit - DONT risk leaving your passport) do not give the most interesting details. I would love to post pictures and such, however, none of that is allowed in Kremlin Museums.
  • Went to Aurmory Chamber of Kremlin mainly because of Faberge Eggs, however, I did not like the form of exhibition.. All 10 of them in one show case, not properly illuminated.. If you are interested in the Eggs, visit Faberge Museum in St. Petersburg
  • Overpriced for what it has to offer. Full of tourists. Remember to take your audio guide.
  • Fantastic museum. Definitely worth the price of admission.