DEAR VISITORS, WE WISH TO DRAW YOUR ATTENTION TO OPENING HOURS CHANGE
The access to the Kremlin territory is through Kutafia Tower; the Armoury Chamber – through Borovitskaya Tower passage. There can be a queue at the security checkpoint, for the best experience, please arrive beforehand (30-40 min).
The Archangel Cathedral is closed for visiting on 31 May from 15:00.
The Assumption Cathedral is closed for visiting on 4 June from 15:00, on 5 June until 14:00, on 27 June from 15:00, on 28 June until 14:00.
The 'Kremlin Square: Historical Memoirs' route is temporally closed due to the restoration of the archaeological windows.
The 'Ivan the Great' Bell Tower is closed until 2024.
The Side Chapel of St Varus in the Archangel Cathedral is open for visiting from 15 April.
Please, pay attention that personal protective equipment (masks or respirators) is preferred during the visit to the Museums, including those less than 18 years old.
The Moscow Kremlin Museums does not cooperate with any online ticketing platform. The tickets are available online at the museums' official website and at the official ticket office at the Alexandrovsky Sad (Alexander Garden). The Moscow Kremlin Museums do not guarantee you admission with tickets purchased at nonofficial websites.
The number of daily visitors to the Armoury Chamber is limited due to the capacity of the museum. Admission to the architectural complex of the Cathedral Square for tourist groups is also regulated acc to the schedule. The Museums do not guarantee admission for the visitors late for the session.
What to see in the Kremlin
- PATRIARCH'S PALACE AND THE TWELVE APOSTLES' CHURCHOne of the best monuments of Moscow civil architecture of the mid-17th century. Nowadays, the Cross Chamber, the Front Anteroom, the refectory and the Twelve Apostles' Church house the exposition exploring the history and peculiarities of Russian culture through the 17th century.
- MUSEUM OF HISTORY OF THE KREMLIN ARCHITECTURAL ENSEMBLE IN THE 'IVAN THE GREAT' BELL TOWER"He who has never climbed to the top of Ivan the Great, who has never had an opportunity to take in the whole of the ancient capital at one glance from end to end, who has never admired that majestic panorama, stretching almost beyond that range of vision, knows absolutely nothing about MoscowвЂ¦" Mikhail Lermontov
- 'TREASURES AND ANTIQUITIES OF THE MOSCOW KREMLIN' EXPOSITIONThe exposition arranged in the basement of the cathedral comprises monuments and artefacts found during archeological excavations and scientific researches on the Moscow Kremlin territory as well as those related to the history of the development of the Russian Tsars' treasure houses or derived from the collections and treasures of Russian noble people, high ranking officials and ancient monasteries.
- 'THE ASCENSION CONVENT IN THE MOSCOW KREMLIN' EXPOSITIONThe exposition in the South annex of the Archangel Cathedral is devoted to one of the most ancient monasteries of Moscow - the Ascension Convent, highly esteemed in Russia, founded by Grand Princess Eudokia, the wife of Grand Prince Dmitry Donskoy.
- EXPOSITION OF RUSSIAN WOODEN SCULPTURE AND CARVINGSExposition in the northern cloister of the church displays the collection of Russian wooden sculpture and carvings of the Moscow Kremlin Museums. Monumental iconic sculptures, carved icons, small crosses and folding icons give an idea of the development of church art in the 15th-19th centuries. The basis of the collection is pieces of art historically related to the Kremlin, its churches and monasteries. Most of them date back to the 17th century, the prosperity of the Armoury Chamber, which had become the biggest art centre of Russia by that time. The display presents works of different types made in such cultural centres as Moscow, Novgorod, Rostov Velikiy and the monasteries of the Russian North.