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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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  • We spent our last afternoon of our weeks holiday in Kiev visiting this Museum detailing what happend at Chernobly nuclear power plant number 4 which blew up in April 1986. I have an interest as I was ...  more »
  • If you are travelling out to Chernobyl the museum is a must prior to visit.. Tour guide is a must who gives detailed information of fateful event  more »
  • The museum is easy to get to, take the blue line to 'Kontraktova Plosha' which is the second stop from Maidan Nezalezhnosti. Very interesting museum about the disaster and the liquidators. I didn't se...  more »
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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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