Diamond Fund Exhibition
The Armoury dates back to 1511, when it was founded under Vasily III to manufacture and store weapons, imperial arms and regalia for the...
Use the entrance at Borovitskaya Tower if you intend to skip the churches and visit only the Armoury or Diamond Fund.
Great Kremlin Palace
Between the Armoury and the Annunciation Cathedral stretches the 700-room Great Kremlin Palace, built as an imperial residence between...
Diamond Fund Exhibition information
If the Armoury hasn’t sated your lust for diamonds, there are more in the Diamond Fund Exhibition. The fund dates back to 1719, when Peter the Great established the Russian Crown treasury. These gemstones and jewellery were garnered by tsars and empresses, including the 190-carat diamond given to Catherine the Great by her lover Grigory Orlov. The Great Imperial Crown, encrusted with 4936 diamonds, was the coronation crown of Catherine the Great and successive rulers.
Security is super tight and you are not allowed to bring cameras, phones or bags of any sort.