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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  • It is very close to Kontraktova ploscha metro station with M2 blue line .The museum is a changed old big firestation. It has lots of details about the chernobyl disaster. It has a atmosphere that you ...  more »
  • The only reason to go there so this wall of photos from dead and nuclear reactor scheme.
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  • Museum really interesting and well done. Audio-guide in Italian available on request. Definitely recommended!
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  • What a neat little museum. It houses so much history and information in a small little area. My recommendation get the audio guide it has tons of good info on it. I would most definitely come back here again. It opened eyes to one of the world worst nuclear disasters. It also brings to mind the plight on the Ukrainian people that it is still to this day. It will forever be with me in my memory. To all those lost in the fight to contain it. My thanks.
  • Not a very big museum, but equipped with a lot of unique pictures and a big diversity of material. In front of the museum there are vehicles from that time, I guess they don’t were in use at the plant side. I specially would recommend visiting the museum before any trips to the exclusion zone, despite the fact that some agencies provide promotion codes for a visit after the trip. Beside a normal visit you also can pay to make photos and if you want to go deeper, there are audio guides available in a big variety of languages.
  • A detailed museum covering Chernobyl powerplant incident. Interesting installation but get ready that most of expositions have descriptions in Ukrainian. Audio guides available for additional fee. The museum is overloaded with details which may be a bit too much for an average visitor. Some fast lane variant would be useful.
  • It's very good place to visit if you're interested in the catastrophy. Audio guides available in German, English and some other languages. Set to raise awareness and emotions. I was just a little bit surprised that there was almost no interactive exhibits that I kinda expected to see.
  • This is a very interesting museum. It tells the Chernobyl story in human terms. Get the English speaking tour guide.
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