The Armoury Chamber
Opening hours: Mon-Wed, Fri-Sun 10am, 12pm, 2.30pm, 4.30pm
How to reach the object: M: Okhotniy Ryad, Biblioteka im. Lenina
The Armoury Chamber is located in the building constructed in 1851 by architect Konstantin Ton and is part of the GrandKremlinPalacecomplex.
The treasury museum is home to ancient state regalia, ceremonial tsar’s vestments and coronation dress, vestments of the Russian Orthodox Church’es hierarchs, the largest collection of gold and silverware by Russian craftsmen, West European artistic silver, ceremonial weapons and arms, carriages, horse ceremonial harness.
The museum collection was based on the priceless objects created in the Kremlin workshops, and also those that were received as gifts from embassies of foreign states, kept for centuries in the tsar’s treasury and the Patriarch's sacristy. The museum was named after one of the oldest Kremlin treasury vaults.
The museum displays around 4,000 artefacts of decorative and folk-art from Russiaand countries of Europeand the East from the 4th to the early 20th centuries. Their very high artistic level and particular historical and cultural value has brought the Armoury Chamber of the Moscow Kremlin world fame.
Individual visitors to the treasury museum can make use of personal pocket computers as electronic guides. To find out more about the online version of the electronic guide of the Armoury Chamber visit the website.