The Tsiolkovsky State Museum of Cosmonautics, Kaluga
(4.4/5 based on 320 reviews on the web)
Discover mock-ups of Sputnik 1 and samples of moon dust at The Tsiolkovsky State Museum of Cosmonautics. The first museum in the world devoted to the history of aeronautics, aviation, and rocket-space engineering, the facility opened in 1967 and was named for Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, a founder of theoretical cosmonautics. See a model of a rocket designed by Tsiolkovsky, copies of his scientific work, a rocket park in the open air, and the wooden house in which Tsiolkovsky lived. Guided tours are available in English if you'd like to get a more in-depth understanding. Work out when and for how long to visit The Tsiolkovsky State Museum of Cosmonautics and other Kaluga attractions using our handy Kaluga vacation planner.
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  • In total there are interesting exhibits. It was interesting to see but expecting something more spectacular. In my opinion not enough interaction for children. Heard some curiosities, many of them very interesting to tell. Somehow the Planetarium is not worked on the posted schedule, that very many resented. If proved in Kaluga, definitely worth a visit, but particularly delight Museum.
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  • A very interesting Museum! In it a lot of exhibits that you can touch and climb (residential compartment) which the average person sees almost weekly on tv. But shooting is underway either in space or on the launch site. That is, in places not accessible to the ordinary person)) Good guides. I advise you to call in advance and arrive to a specific hour of the start of the regular tours. Because without a guide, you can learn a lot and smazhetsja.
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  • A very good Museum many exhibits-as documents and artifacts of space subjects. There are original devices and exact replicas of various satellites, landing modules, there is even a copy of the base module orbital station "Mir", with the possibility of a visit. It will be interesting for both children and adults, especially there is a pass with a guided tour, learn a lot from the Soviet/Russian space history. On the basis of the Museum has its own Planetarium, so recommend to visit, because without it, a visit to the Museum will be slightly inferior. The only thing not so many sessions, so better take care of tickets in advance, or try to book by phone or, if possible, ask for buy acquaintances from Kaluga, we arrived on November holidays, so we only wonder got tickets because it came a large excursion group.
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