Chernobyl National Museum, Kiev

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Dedicated to the catastrophic nuclear accident of 1986, Chernobyl National Museum showcases scientific, social, and educational points of view about the event. The accident affected over half a million people and its consequences are still felt in the present day. Spread across three showrooms totaling 1,100 sq m (11,840 sq ft), the museum holds 7,000 items including documents, installations, and visual media. Step inside dioramas for a visually engaging experience. You'll observe the progression of the accident and see its repercussions. You'll also have a chance to view the plant's equipment, photographs, and even artifacts from the disaster site. It's best to arrive here by public transportation, as parking spots are limited. Start your trip to Kiev by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • August 7, 2017
    Although only a small museum consisting of 4 large rooms/halls in a former fire station, they manage to convey the chilling story, causes and impact of that day on 26th April 1986, how the "blame" unf...  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    This might not be the happiest activity during your trip but it is worth it. Use one of audio guides avaialable in different languages to learn in detail about the dissastre that is still effecting li...  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    Very impressive museum, must see for those who don't go to Chernobyl itself. Bad, however, and in the museum to find incoherent decorated, almost no English translations.
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  • Definitely worth visiting if you want to find out more about Chernobyl. Definitely get an audio guide since otherwise you'll just be looking at pictures and news clippings etc with no explanations. Only complaint is that many of the corresponding numbers for the audio guide were missing from the exhibits, so you kind of had to walk around and find what it was you were supposed to be looking at, but not a big deal. Friendly staff too
  • Excellent museum and respectful memorial on a powerful subject. You can spend 1 to 3 hours here easily. Good and helpful staff.
  • The museum is super amazing. I suggest you to rent the audio guide, it's worth it. The museum provides a very visually engaging experience. You can use the audio guide for 2 person it have two plug, just bring your own earphone.
  • Excellent museum but you should choose English audio guide.
  • Pretty boring and theoretical. Wasn't even interesting with audio guide.

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