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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. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Kiev holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Chernobyl National Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • After researching the Chernobyl disaster for a long time and having visited Chernobyl 3 times, we thought this would be a quick visit. However it was very, very informative, they have lots of exhibits...  more »
  • Not like a typical Soviet Museum. Exhibits may have interesting documents. But just not for every step it is necessary to pay, plus exhibits placed in low shelves, is not convenient to watch. We would recommend paying for the opportunity to take pictures and we were assured that it would be in the Hall will be light-nothing of the sort! Dark and glass resistant to flare, so do a normal photo can not. And Oh babushki-housekeeper complement the sense of "sovok".
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  • I recommend buying an English or other language audio guide in here, as most of the text is in Ukrainian (not Russian or English). The audio guide is very in-depth and informative and describes every ...  more »
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  • This museum is a half-memorial, half-educational site detailing the events before and after the Chernobyl Disaster. If you don't feel brave enough to go on an excursion to Pripyat and the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, this is the next best thing. In fact, I'd recommend visiting the museum first before the trip. It gives a detailed history of the disaster as well as providing some necessary context for what events occurred in what location. Definitely recommended. There is some signage in English. Pre-recorded audio tours are available in English for the non-Russian visitors.
  • Museum for the Chernobyl nuclear disaster; no attempt to embellish the facts of the disaster. Well presented to the visitors.
  • Quite an interesting exposition telling the story of the greatest nuclear disaster in history. Entrace fee - 10 UAH. You `re also able to rent an audioguide in different languages (russian, ukrainian, english, german etc.) - 50 UAH (+ 100 UAH of a deposit you`ll be given back after visiting musium). It`s worth to visit it at least once to see the reasons why people should act more sensible.
  • interesting place to see - with quite cool "live" presentation of the Tchernobyl disaster
  • Pretty hard to find without Google maps. A crude and sad recollection of the immense disaster. With the audio guide aviable in English will take around 1-2 hours