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The Armoury

Delicate metalwork, bright sparkling gems, precious fabrics… During the tour you will have a chance to appreciate the artistic skill and the historical and cultural significance of the exhibits which have made the Armoury of the Moscow Kremlin a world-renowned museum.

The Armoury Chamber preserves ancient state regalia, ceremonial royal robes, coronation dresses, vestments of the Russian Orthodox Church hierarchs, the largest known collection of gold and silverware by Russian craftsmen, Western European silverware, ceremonial armour and weapons, carriages and ceremonial horse harnesses.

The museum’s collections were based on the precious items that had been preserved for centuries in the Tsars’ treasury house and the Patriarchs' vestry. Some of the exhibits were made in the Kremlin workshops. Others were gifts from foreign dignitaries - from England, Sweden, Poland, Germany, Persia and Turkey.

 

The guide's stories and anecdotes will bring these items to life.

Also we book the tickets in advance, so you do not need to queue for them.

The Armoury is open every day except Thursday and there are four entrance times - at 10.00, 12.00, 14.30 and 16.30. To visit the Armoury with a private guide, book a tour on our Preplanned Tours page.

 

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