Armory Museum

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Armory Museum Moscow Reviews

brettjayhawk brettjay…
26 reviews
The Kremlin Armory - Worth It Jun 18, 2011
The Kremlin Armoury covers two floors. The first floor has all the artifacts directly linked to Russia's rulers. On this floor I found myself face to face with many of the dresses and religious garments the czars wore. One of the dresses included Catherine the Great's glorious coronation dress. I also saw the thrown of Ivan the Terrible as well as many other throwns. Many of the crowns of the great czars are inlcuded in the armory including the crown of Monomakh. It was a gift from the Byzantine Emperor Constantine Monomachus. Every czar was crowned with this crown until 1682. There is also an assortment of saddles and carriages used on the czars transportation.

On the second floor (top floor) I found the treasure cove. All the gold, jewelry, and gems of the czar is housed. There are a ton of golden binded books. Faberge eggs which are a staple of Russian elite are also on display. Also many of the military gifts including swords, masks, and armor can be found on this floor.
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portia portia
212 reviews
Jul 24, 2006
I almost didn't want to go there, but really glad I did. If you are in Moscow, do visit this museum where they had impressive royal carriages where the wheels are at least 5 feet tall, the coronation carriages with the gold crowns and gold decorations are really impressive. The various coronation gowns are really interesting in that you can see the shapes of the women, some "normal", but others with 18 inch waists! Peter the great's boots (very tall) he made himself, he is supposed to be 6'7" and it was impressive just to see these tall boots. Of course the 3 kg gold plates, the fabulous Fabege eggs, highly jewels covers of bibles, etc. We did not spend nearly enough time there in 1 hour, so you might want to plan 2 hours so you can see the Diamond Fund too. Camera is not allowed.
Entrance to the Armory Museum
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