The Museum of Cosmonautics, Moscow

4.7
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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  • Yes this would have been a nice informative day out of it wasn't for a member of the reception taking it up in herself to come and tell me that I cannot breastfeed my baby (whilst Sat in a quiet area....  more »
  • It was great to visit this place! As we found out, not all the muscovites have been there. The lights in the evening and the huge skating rink were nice to watch. Our goal was the Museum of...  more »
  • Easily can spend entire day only on this pavilion. So much to see! That is the place to fully appreciate research!  more »
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  • Definitely worth a trip. Admission is very reasonable (250 rubles). Beautiful from the outside and a good number of displays inside. I would have loved to have spent more time there. Would definitely visit again. Many of the signs had English translation, which was very helpful!
  • Lots of the displays were really unique and the amount of items that were the real deal and had flown was fab. The only thing that could of made it better was to have better flow to really talk about the space race and what made these inventions so great. Rather than just a collection of amazing items.
  • You will can experience in a lively exhibition the history of Cosmonauts in the soviet union. A lot to see and explore. Definitely a non-boring museum. Perfectly located if you are anyway on your way to VDNKH
  • Great exhibition. The majority of the sections have english and Russian annotations. There are some which unfortunately are only in Russian, as is the audio guide. However all in all, being an amateur space enthusiast and cannot read Russian, i have to say i thoroughly enjoyed it! There is also a section dedicated to international achievements in space tech from around the world!
  • Must see on any visit to Moscow, an absolutely excellent museum. Multiple levels detailing everything from the early missions right through to present day with the international space station. Incredible pieces of technology and history and even a gallery section dedicated to artwork of space history. Not everything is translated into English unfortunately, but a large part of it is and the detail is exquisite. Many of the original letters and historical pieces of the space race are contained here with anecdotes you wouldn't believe. The entrance hall has many incredible pieces, all with English translation.

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