Armoury Chamber

The former name of the Armoury Chamber – the Big Treasury – speaks for itself. The Armoury holds a collection of state regalia, including the famous Crown of Monomakh, which signified the royal authority, as well as military decorations, bejewelled weapons, religious vestments, the dresses of Russian empresses, golden-embroidered fabrics, harnesses and horse-drawn carriages of the 15th-18th centuries.