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Diamond Fund (Almazny Fond)

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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in 3 days in Moscow
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Kremlin, Moscow 103073, Russia
Boulevard Ring
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+7 495 629-20-36
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's small yet exquisite. It costs 500 rubles with a free audioguide included. You don't have to get the ticket at the ticket office. If you're planing to visit the armoury, the diamond fund is in the same building/entrance and once you've finished the tour...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

Must see! Only hope I can take some photos. The security is very tight, and you and find guards at very corner. Recommend to rent a translator before entering the room, very informative.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dukef1990s
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Part of the Kremlin museums but you need a separate ticket. I really loved the display. Guided tours in Russian only. I would highly recommend this especially if you like jewelry.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CruiseLinda
Reviewed 24 October 2018

First of all, too complicated to buy a ticket for a foreigner. Ticket center (for all tickets to the Kremlin) has a booth for this "Diamond Fund", but limited to some timings e.g. 2PM, 3PM, 4PM, etc. But the screen shows different timings, and the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank S4542YGvisitor
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Lavish luxury. But at what price, for the people who footed the bill? One is not surprised Russia had revolts, and a Revolution. Was booked by the agency that organised my whole trip. I did not request it. Good to be seen once, but not...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

The contents of the Diamond Fund were not just large, impressive jewels but truly beautiful jewellery. It was delightful to see a number of our favourite pieces in paintings at the Hermitage a week later. Go early to keep in front of the crowds.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Go801000
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Be sure to get tickest in advance if you don't want to spend hours in line. This is amazing place with amazing history .We glad we went there with tour guide. Very intersting information.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Marina G
Reviewed 4 September 2018

This was the most impressive collection of jewels that I have ever seen in one place. There were multiple displays of diamond and other precious stone jewels. It was also pretty cool to see the Shah diamond. If you are a non-Russian speaker, make sure...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jraoe
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

An amazing array of display cases brimming with diamonds etc. Maybe not everything will be to your taste but you will surely be astounded by several items at the very least. Some important historical items are also on display.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sebastian_Forbes
Reviewed 29 August 2018

If you are fond of jewellery, then you must ensure that you don't miss the Diamond Fund. A fine collection of some of the best diamonds of the Russian empire. I am not a big fan of jewellery, but I was also amazed at this...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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RituSamanta
2 May 2018|
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Response from Vano I | Reviewed this property |
Hi! 1) Unfortunately, it's not possible to book the tickets online to the Diamond Fund! This is due to the fact that Diamond Fund can only be entered in the group and only at the time which will be written at the ticket... More
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ChaiFromThailand
30 March 2018|
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Response from Jennie S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, that;s correct and it's the only way to get the tickets. Go up into the armory and the diamond fun is up there with guards out front and a ticket desk. Buy them there.
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Response from flyingfingers-7 | Reviewed this property |
We were at The Armoury around 2:00 and hadn't planned on going to the Diamond Fund, but when we finished at the Armoury there was no line-up at the DF (same building) so we bought our tickets right there and walked right in... More
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