Bunker-42 Cold War Museum at Taganka, Moscow

(3.1/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
At Bunker-42 Cold War Museum at Taganka, a secret nuclear bunker built to survive an atomic strike, you can feel how it must have been for a USSR army communicator during the Cuban missile crisis. This ex-military communications post houses a military history museum and an entertainment complex. The guided tour will take you 65 m (213 ft) beneath Moscow, through secured tunnels and KGB rooms. See models of weapons and communications equipment of the USSR Armed Forces. The highlights of the tour are a simulated missile launching and a bomb detonation. Watch the short film for insight into the Cold War. Note that you need to go down, and back up, 18 floors of steps. Plan to visit Bunker-42 Cold War Museum at Taganka and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Moscow attractions using our Moscow trip itinerary planner.
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  • If you decide to visit this attraction I recommend you schedule it at least a few days ahead. Do not go directly on site for visiting because you hear to come back later as it happened to us. Visits are arranged in certain times in English or Russian. I recommend you write beforehand a mail where you ask to make the visit in English, ammenochè you don't know Russian. It's a very interesting visit and definitely a little different from the usual museums located in the capital cities. We believe that to exit there will be to do 18 flights of stairs on foot.
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  • The whole place I recommend to visit. Once a secret bunker, then see its worth:) However, it is worth visiting quite expensive, and I think it's unjustified. Show not much there from 4 corridors accessible to viewing only one. As part of the excursion (min 20) generally take a video that included already at the bottom, in the bunker. Despite the fact that this movie is not history and mysteries of the bunker, and a long prelude about the cold war and all that kind of stuff. In principle, little about this knows anything-it'll probably be interesting. And of course we should be ready that first have to descend on foot to 65 meters down, and then on foot to climb! :)
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  • Real history, under a fake apartment building and real church, 18 stories below. Fascinating, and interesting perspective as well. Frozen in time, the Cuban Missile crisis comes to life.