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Space Museum, Moscow

(4.6/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web)
At Space Museum, 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. To visit Space Museum and get the most from your holiday in Moscow, create itinerary details personal to you using our Moscow vacation builder.
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  • This is an amazing museum with lots to see. No need to buy tickets in advance, it's easy to get them right there (you can also check in your bags, coats, backpacks, which was very handy). It has a caf...  more »
  • Museum of cosmonautics is located near Metro station "VDNKH". It is striking in its power, since it is in the lower floors of the grandiose monument "conquerors of space".
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  • An excellent museum with the history of our space with the mock spaceship, which resemble was in Houston at the NASA Museum. Our not only not worse, but even better!
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  • The history of space. A small museum that provides a great impression of the history of the conquest of space. You can spend a very pleasant couple of hours. There are many scale models and mock ups. It would have been even greater with more full scale exhibits. You need to see one of these rockets from close by to understand how big they are. The monument outside is also very impressive with all its Soviet emphasis and grandeur. The museum it's just outside the exit of metro line 6 and very easy to reach.
  • the monument is wonderful. the museum is nice but unfortunatly all the explainations are (as usual) only in russian
  • I did not like it at all because first and foremost only a minority of explanations is on English, though you can go about it with Google translate. The models are mostly not original, more plastic. There is no real useful scientific or technical information, just historical info on what happened on the surface with no scientific context. The purposes of the space missions is also mostly unknown, saying for "experiments", at least for some there is a profile of the space shuttles where you see the structure and models used for research. There us no educational value since everything is not explained scientifically, you need to go there and Google everything to learn something which defies for me the purpose of something similar, might as well sit at home and watch YouTube / read Wikipedia. The movie is Russian but even if you have limited skills it is pretty understandable because the content is visualized BUT the actual value of the things said is sobering, "You need to know physics, biology and, you need to be an engineer to be a astronaut!" It's more of a child's movie/clip. Most of it only even just displayed the Russian space program. DISCLAIMER/CONCLUSION: I did not get me an audio course, so there may be the content better and context and everything I mentioned, but everything with the normal ticket was mind-bogglingly plain surface-level and for the everyday stupidman who just thinks "whoooa, cool, space, much wow". The tickets cost was about 3.5€ but I was still disappointed. The reason I did not give 1 out of 5 was because the everyday man, who is not interested in knowledge, MAY find it interesting what is displayed,
  • There are a lots to see in the museum, for example the Sputnik and other spacecrafts. There are also the display of the evolution of spacesuits. You can also have a look of how astronauts live in space. I love the models of the launch sites in Russia. The museum mainly use russian, with a tiny fraction of english, so it's hard to get a detailed information of the things you are looking at. If you are a space fans(not a pro), you will at least know what that is by its design and shape. I hope the museum can add more english information for tourists, but still a nice place to go in Moscow
  • Nice place for every space fun. You can see almost full russian space history .