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The Museum of Cosmonautics, Moscow

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At The 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 The Museum of Cosmonautics and other Moscow attractions using our handy Moscow trip planner.
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  • Very impressive and educational museum! A must do when in Moscow! You get to see the history of space exploration, lots of unique artifacts, relics, Sputnik satellites and much more also Belka and... 
    Very impressive and educational museum! A must do when in Moscow! You get to see the history of space exploration, lots of unique artifacts, relics, Sputnik satellites and much more also Belka and...  more »
  • The cosmic museum is a fun and educational experience that takes you through space exploration. I was really impressed by the rocket monument! 
    The cosmic museum is a fun and educational experience that takes you through space exploration. I was really impressed by the rocket monument!  more »
  • This museum is set at the beginning of the amazing VDNH complex in the northern part of capital. First thing you see when getting out the metro is an impressive rocket launch monument. The museum is.....  more
    This museum is set at the beginning of the amazing VDNH complex in the northern part of capital. First thing you see when getting out the metro is an impressive rocket launch monument. The museum is.....  more »
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  • Read some reviews that said it's OK, but just OK. The experience was very different. Firstly, it's super easy to get to, right by VDNKh station. Secondly, there are a number of original pieces that are amazing to see in person, from sputnik-1 to the Soyuz descent module and everything in between. This really is a must see if you're in Moscow - I would recommend the audio guide to get a full picture of what you're seeing (very cheap and very informative).
  • Great place for a visit on a cold day:) if you just want to look at rockets and stuff it will take you half an hour to walk through the exhibits, but if you want to learn about the Soviet space program and the people behind it and its ideas, you can be there all day;) The ticket thing is a bit tricky but some of the staff is very helpful ...
  • Museum of Cosmonautics, Moscow During the soviet time russia was the center of space technology and exploration. Soviet scientists led by Sergei Korolev opened new frontiers in space. From the labs in siberia to lauch pads in kazakhstan the glorious soviet space age is preserved in this museum in moscow. I found this place very interesting as almost every first satellite to dog to space station that was sent to space is preserved here. Lyka the first dog sent to space has a memorial here and the exact craft that took lyka into orbit is at display. Sputnik the first ever man made object to be in orbit has its replica and the entire history of it can be found here. I got a chance to visit a dummy space staion and see the amenities used by the astronauts with my own eyes. Only few people know like nasa Russia also had their space shuttle known as "burhan" But it never flew from Cosmodrome in kazakhstan. Space capsules that have returned to earth is at display, the black burn out skin of these capsules makes you wonder about the tremendous heat of re entry. Touching that was a dream come true for me. I most most interestingly the space suit of michel Collins is preserved here. Michel Collins was one of the apollo astronauts who flew with neil armstrong and landed on the moon.* Even the first man in space yuri gagarin his space suit and every belongings are here. This place is home to so much knowledge and a chance to see and touch the star stuffs which only can imagine and see on televisions, etc. Hope you guys Enjoy the pics Thank you.
  • It's smaller than expected and suffering from the lack of entertainment. It has the greatest potential to make the completely interactive exposition, but unfortunately only some audio guidance is available for now. Anyway it's still the very attractive place to see the wonderful Soviet science and technology.
  • Space adventure history in Russia. It is nice to see Space history from Russia. The exhibition was well organized. It included all indispensable pieces of Russian space adventure history. The environment was so relaxed. The staffs were so chill kind and friendly. Photo ticket is required

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