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State Aviation Museum

1 Medova Str., Kiev, Ukraine
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Ranked #22 of 238 attractions in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I loved how laid back this place was, all the places are parked up, maybe one info board each, thats all. No gimmicks like graphics, or audio guides, just a big apron and the planes. /simples. Oh if youre planning on walkng to the adjacent airport, get a taxi, it's a pretty hairy walk :p

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Stade, Germany
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Fantastic! It was great seeing so many beautiful russian planes. Many nice rareties. You can even go into the Illusion 96 and a helikopter but have to pay extra for it. Bus stop right infront of the museum.

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Toronto, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

A full array of Russian aircraft including a cruise missile. My husband could have stayed there for days. You can also climb onboard several of the aircraft and pretend you're a pilot.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This is a great museum with many interesting aircraft of many types. Civilian and military fixed wing and helicopters of many different kinds and years are on display. It is a little out there, but a taxi ride was no problem. Getting back to the hotel was a little more difficult, and we walked quite a way before finding a... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Huge museum with lots of important aircraft built in Soviet Union, both military and civil. It is an open-air museum and you can visit cabins of Ilyushin IL-62 and Tupolev 154. All were very well maintained on their displays, it is a very nice program for the whole family, of especial interest for children and aviation enthusiasts. It had snow... More

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Namsos, Norway
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

We took the metro to Demiivska and jumped in a taxi there. He promtly drove us to the Aeroport Kyiv Zhuliany instead of the museum, but it was only 1,5 km away so we walked there in a couple of minutes. I suggest you use the adress listed above if taking a taxi.. The museum is cheap and massive, sporting... More

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Kinross, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Further to Jaerl’s review below here is my experience of how to get to this great museum which is well worth the trip (we were there in May 2013). Following a bit of online research we figured we could get there by metro and bus (no. 220). We were staying at a hotel close to Palats Ukraina metro station, we... More

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Orem, Utah
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Loved the place! If you like Airplane Museums, this one won't disappoint you. I searched the internet and tried to use public transportation twice before I finally rode the Metro close and then took a taxi. It seems that bus routes change because I tried finding different buses that other people listed and it just didn't work. I wrote the... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

A collection of civil and military planes, helicopters. All the planes are made in USSR. Visitors can walk from plane to plane and watch them closely. Some of them are accessible inside, but this may require ordering a separate excursion.

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Kiev, Ukraine
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Pros: Once threatening Soviet "war machinery" looks tamed and abandoned…32 planes and helicopters exhibited, most of them were used by Soviet Airfoce. MIG fighter jet collection is impressive. A huge Tupolev Tu-22 ("Backfire C Bomber", I guess) supersonic strategic bomber plane and a nuclear missile carrier. "Sukhoi" fighter-bombers: SU-24, SU-20, fighters SU-15 and SU-25. Dual purpose (military – civilian) "Ilyshin"... More

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