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Diamond Fund (Almazny Fond)

#11 of 2,375 things to do in Moscow
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Red Square & Kitay-gorod
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Address: Kremlin, Moscow 103073, Russia
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Phone Number:
+7 495 629-20-36
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

The Orlov Diamond, a gift to Catherine the Great from Count Orlov, her...

The Orlov Diamond, a gift to Catherine the Great from Count Orlov, her lover, is only one of the many diamonds and jewels on display in this incredible collection at the Kremlin.

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High security, small but literally dazzling display

It is hard to describe how jaw-dropping the displays in this museum are. I think by reading these reviews you'll know to buy Armoury tickets and Diamond Fund together so that you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Alison H
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is hard to describe how jaw-dropping the displays in this museum are. I think by reading these reviews you'll know to buy Armoury tickets and Diamond Fund together so that you can do them on the same day. No photography and don't take big bags as you have to be thoroughly searched (airport-style) before entering.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw Diamond Fund twice. Worth it both times. Get tickets in advance. Need to check bags in advance before going to the exhibit. No backpacks allowed.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Almazny Fond (the Diamond Fund) is a rather interesting exhibition of jewelry and rare gemstones. It is located in the Kremlin next to the Armory. Tickets are sold at ticket offices in the Alexander garden. Open every day except Thursday.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Amazing collection of diamond belonging to the Russian State displayed for public. Its locate inside Kremlin and separate tickets have to be purchased. No photography is permitted

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Very interesting place to visit. Impressive collection of metals, gems and pieces of jewelry, including historic one. There is a tight security and no photos allowed in the museum. Online booking of the tickets is not available. You must buy the tickets *on the day of your visit* at special ticket office. They can be purchased only at certain hours... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Well worth the 500 rub to see such a large collection of precious metals with some dating back hundreds of years. Apparently this is only a small portion of what they had as most of the treasures were lost during war times. I can't imagine what the full collection would be like. The tip for this is to buy the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

About two hours, only eyesight can touch the precious diamond and valuable metal. The history remind the relationship with Russian Monarchy with others

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Small collection but worth the separate entrance fee, can be visited along with the Armory museum inside the Kremlin

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We visited on our Kremlin tour in July 2016. We purchased the tickets at the Kremlin box office, then made our way to the far tower to go through security and enter. Unfortunately, upon entry, it gets confusing and we ended up in the Armory instead of the Diamond Fund (they are in the same building). After 30+ minutes of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Love this place. Excellent collection/exhibit. Very interesting history behind this place. This is a must see attraction in Moscow!

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