Museum of Cosmonautics, Moscow

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At Museum of Cosmonautics, immerse yourself in the world of space exploration, particularly from the Soviet Era. Opened in 1981, this museum sits at the base of the Monument to the Conquerors of Space. You'll learn about the Soviet Space program, including Yuri Gagarin, Sergey Korolyov, Sputnik, and Soyuz through a number of space-related exhibitions. View collections of over 85,000 objects and models related to the history of flight, space technology, and astronomy. Since its renovation in 2009, the museum has tripled in size and now contains exhibits and interactive displays from space programs around the world. Work out when and for how long to visit Museum of Cosmonautics and other Moscow attractions using our handy Moscow trip planner .
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  • We requested our tour operator beforehand to arrange for us to see this and it was really worth the 1 hrs travel because of the heavy mid day traffic. This seems to be a popular tourist attraction now...  more »
  • We all read a lot and studied the history of space exploration, the first man, space stations, and the like. But it is one thing to read or watch on tv, and go inside the full-size mockup of Mir or look into the lander. The Museum features exhibits ranging from the first Sputnik, and ending at the contemporary stage. Many exhibits of the originals. And cover all spheres of life of astronauts up to nutrition and hygiene. For example, I was always wondering how they do it;) Here, saw, learned. That's why the Museum is uniquely interesting and definitely worth a visit. Better course with excursion.
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  • Went sightseeing with the class, all children and adults have been wondering too. Daughter is fascinated by space-it was visokos loved it!
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  • The Russian Smithsonian museum, it's smaller but interesting. It shows a lot of the unknown soviet space program and all about soviet and contemporary aerospace engineering and sciences. I recommend to go, because it's great to know how a country with objectives can reach every point in the cosmos. If you are engineer or want to be, it's a good place to get inspired. It's a photogenic place and it's situated in a park about the Soviet personalities the are busts about korolev, Gagarin, Tereshkova... It seems is nothing but a great memorial about the Soviet space era but the museum is in the underground part. Be careful about the schedule, there are free cost days.
  • Definitely one of the greatest attractions for myself in Moscow. We had a great time walking around and looking at the historical displays. My advice to anyone looking to take some photographs would be to pay the extra photographer fee as some on will definitely give you a stern talking to if you don't. Pay a bit extra and take pics to your hearts content. A great attraction in a great city I can't wait to go back!
  • The museum seems really small when you first get inside! Don't let this fool you! There is far more than you can immediately see! Lots of signage and info in English but not everything. More than enough to learn a thing or two though if you don't read Russian! Definitely a must see if only for the monument that sits on top of the complex which is awe inspiring. Lots of fun. Would go again.
  • Amazing place for families with kids. It presents wide and interesting data of cosmonautic history in Russia, curious facts, machines, a cinema room, coffee area and great souvenir shop. Truly recommended. The only particular thing is that if you want to take pictures with pro camera you need to pay an special ticket for being allowed.
  • This is a awesome place for families. You could see the broad view of Space and understand how the Russia is famous for its space program. One key point is that the bistro in the museum is a delicacy.

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