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  • Address: Moscow, Russia
  • Hours: Friday-Wednesday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. & 2-5 p.m.
  • Admission: Adults 500 rubles

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Diamond Fund (Almazny Fond) Tours

A highlight of a visit to the Kremlin, the Diamond Fund shows off the most ostentatious of the Russian imperial jewels. Originally housed in a small room in the Winter Palace in St Petersburg, the collection of jewels begun by Peter the Great grew quickly, especially after a large contribution by Peter’s granddaughter, Empress Elizabeth I. The collection moved to Moscow in 1914 to protect it from the Germans and was kept in a vault underneath the Kremlin. 

When it was reopened in 1926, two-thirds of the collection were auctioned off (contrary to Peter’s instructions) to support the government. What remained was put on display for high ranking officials and dignitaries in 1967 and was only opened to public after the fall of the Soviet Union.

The impressive collection features Catherine the Great’s coronation crown from 1762, the world’s largest sapphire, the famous 190-karat Orlov Diamond, one of the world’s largest gold nuggets weighing 3.6 kilograms and numerous Faberge eggs.

Practical Info

The Diamond Fund is located in the Armoury Fund inside the Kremlin and is accessible from the Borovitskaya or Alexandrovsky Sad metro stations. Admission is separate from the Kremlin and Armoury Fund and costs 500 rubles for adults. While other Kremlin tickets are sold near Kutafiya Tower, tickets to the Diamond Fund must be purchased in the foyer of the Armoury Fund. Visitors must join an excursion, which leave at 20 minute intervals between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and between 2 and 5 p.m. The Diamond Fund is open daily, except for Thursdays.

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Private Walking Tour of Kremlin including Armory and Diamond Fund, Moscow, null
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Private Walking Tour of Kremlin including Armory and Diamond Fund

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

A visit to Moscow will not be complete without a full tour of the Moscow Kremlin.  Visit the Kremlin Cathedrals, Armory Chamber and Diamond Fund and explore ...  Read more

Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $96.00
Early-Admission Kremlin Tour in Moscow: Armory, Diamond Fund Exhibition and Assumption Cathedral, ... 
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Early-Admission Kremlin Tour in Moscow: Armory, Diamond Fund Exhibition and Assumption Cathedral

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Visit three opulent highlights of Moscow’s Kremlin — the Armory, Diamond Fund Exhibition and Assumption Cathedral — on a 3-hour morning walking tour! After ...  Read more

Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $142.60
Private Armoury Museum and Diamond Half Day Tour in Moscow, Moscow, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Private Armoury Museum and Diamond Half Day Tour in Moscow

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In this exciting tour, you will visit the Kremlin Armoury Museum and Diamond Fund. Definitely, a "must see" museum and one of the oldest museums in ...  Read more

Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $224.85
Private Tour: The Diamond Fund at the Kremlin, Moscow, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour: The Diamond Fund at the Kremlin

The Diamond Fund is a unique collection of Russian jewelers of the 18-20th centuries. This exhibition includes items of gold and platinum and a collection of ...  Read more

Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $229.34

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