Armory of the Kremlin
Anyone who came to Moscow, whether foreign or Russian visitor, be sure to find time to visit the capital's museums. Moscow museums possess rich collections of art and antiquities of life, illustrate the life of different populations throughout the long history of the country. Of all the museums in Moscow the most interesting, of course, cause the Kremlin museums, one of which is the Armory Museum.
Armory of the Kremlin - is part of the complex of the Grand Kremlin Palace. Armory is a treasure-house, which contains precious objects that are closely linked with the history of the Russian state and for centuries formed the treasury of the royal dynasty of Russia.
The building, which houses the Moscow Kremlin Armory was built in 1851. In the role of the author of the project was the architect Konstantin Ton. Today, the exposure offered by the Kremlin's Armory Museum, housed in nine rooms on two floors. It includes about four thousand pieces, as performed by the Russian masters, and donated by the Russian Tsars foreign embassies. Exhibits Armory - a sample of art in Russia, European countries and Eastern countries, relating to the fourteenth century - the beginning of the twentieth century.
Extensive collection of the Moscow Kremlin Armory has a huge collection of weapons from different ages, including military trophies and monuments of military glory of Russia's crown, and tissue samples of clothing XIV - XX centuries, gold and silver articles, articles horse harness and carriages. However, the greatest interest to all visitors to the museum is typically Armory examination of that part of the exhibition, which presents the state regalia of the Russian Tsars. It is Europe's largest collection of symbols of state power, the crown of which is considered to be a famous hat Monomakh. It is this unique piece is placed on the head of the Russian tsars, who occupied the throne to Peter the Great. Here visitors Armory in Moscow will see double the throne only in the world, and learn its history. Ornament collections of the museum are the famous Faberge jewelry.
It has no analogues in the world collection of carriages, which provides its visitors Armory. Trips that take place in the museum, paying particular attention to this section of the exhibition, which includes 24 specimens of the crews, performed by various artists. Among the unique items offered by the Armoury in Moscow, is old carriage of Catherine II, which resembles a gondola.
Of great interest to visitors a collection of old clocks with approximately 200 titles, a collection of ceremonial vestments of Russian royalty, a vast collection of medals, which also provides the guests Armory. Tours in this wonderful museum is not only exciting, interesting, and instructive, in the course of their visitors will learn some interesting facts that do not report the history books.
Work Armory is strictly on schedule, and for all the excursions to the museum visit Armory is on the sessions. For the Armory Hours - 10:00-17:15, and visits sessions begin at 10:00, 12:00, 14:30 and 16:30.