The Armoury Chamber
The Armoury Chamber preserves ancient state regalia, ceremonial tsar’s vestments and coronation dress, vestments of the Russian Orthodox Church’es hierarchs, the largest collection of gold and silverware by Russian craftsmen, West European artistic silver, ceremonial weapons and arms, carriages, horse ceremonial harness.
The State Armoury presents more than four thousands items of applied art of Russia, European and Eastern countries of IV-early XX centuries. The highest artistic level and particular historical and cultural value of the exhibits have made the State Armoury of the Moscow Kremlin a world-wide known museum.
The plan-scheme of the Armoury Chamber:
- Hall 1. Russian gold and silverware of the XIIth to early XVIIth century
- Hall 2. Russian gold and silverware of the XVIIth to early XXth century
- Hall 3. European and Oriental ceremonial weapons of the XVth to XIVth century
- Hall 4. Russian arms of the XIIth to early XIXth century
- Hall 5. West-European Silver of the XIIIth to XIXth centuries
- Hall 6. Precious textiles, pictorial and ornamental embroidery of the XIVth to XVIIIth century. Russian secular dress of the XVIth to early XXth century
- Hall 7. Ancient state regalia and ceremonial objects of the XIIIth to the XVIIIth century
- Hall 8. Ceremonial horse harness of the XVIth to XVIIIth centuries
- Hall 9. Royal carriages of the XVIth to XVIIIth century
- Glossary of terms peculiar to the Armoury Chamber exhibits