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 Kyiv (Kiev) by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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Chernobyl National Museum reviews
I didn't take the audio guide with me so I think I missed out on a lot of context since it was all written in Russian and Ukrainian. The museum is really small, just a few rooms really but the... more »
A great experience and an eye opening insight into the tragic events that occurred. A must do especially if you are going on a tour of Chernobyl as it gives you some background knowledge to help you..... more »
Having purposefully not watched the TV show so as not to spoil my planned visit to Kiev, I was interested as to what happened to cause this tragedy. I was only young when it happened & remember it... more »
Very good! Very interesting. Electronic 'tours' available in several languages. Staff don't really understand English but you can get by. Easy enough to find. A must if you're interested in Chernobyl.
We found this museum to be very interesting to better understand what happened at the time. If you do not read Ukrainian, the audio-guide is a must. The audioguide is a bit repetitive and seems to be focused on treating the event exhaustively from various angles (different professions, detailed timeline) which gets a bit boring hence the 4 stars instead of 5.
What a tragedy! I spend an hour or less in this one floor museum with almost 7000 pieces “cleaned” from Chernobyl place. I saw a kids group getting to know the unfortunately incident with the tour guy explaining to them. Unfortunate everything in Ukrainian so I highly recommend to take the device at the entrance when you buy your ticket also you should buy the right to take photos with your phone all that is very little price. Don’t forget to take with you a tissue 😭.
Inexpensive, though I feel the history could be preserved better. You're able to get closer to a lot of the pieces than I am comfortable with, and they are clearly not reproductions. The rooms with pieces behind glass are more safe from accidental damage or tampering
This is a very detailed, in-depth and incredibly moving place to learn about the terrible disaster that happened in 1986. We visited here prior to a tour of the power plant itself, and this gave us even more information to go with. There is a lot of information and stories to take in!
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