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Chernobyl National Museum

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Address: Kharyvyj Pereulok,1, Kiev, Ukraine
Phone Number: +380 44 417 5422
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Excellent but get the audio guide if you can't read Ukrainian!

We visited the Chernobyl National Museum prior to going on a two day Chernobyl tour as we wanted to learn more about the disaster & the impact it had on people. To be honest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We visited the Chernobyl National Museum prior to going on a two day Chernobyl tour as we wanted to learn more about the disaster & the impact it had on people. To be honest, I wasn't expecting the museum to be very good but it really exceeded my expectations. Entry is only 10 UAH but they charge 20 UAH to... More 

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Bedford
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98 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We visited here after visiting Chernobyl itself. The 3D model of the power plant before, during and after the accident gave us a great prospective of what went on, far better than anything else. However, we did have an English guide which really helped as I don't think there are many English translation on the exhibits. Well worth a visit... More 

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Yerevan, Armenia
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89 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I've watched many documentaries on Chernobyl and already knew quite a lot about the incident and aftermath. While this museum did not necessarily teach me anything profoundly new, it did cover the event in considerably greater detail that I had previously learned, and also from many different and unique perspectives. We opted for the audio tour and I highly, highly... More 

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Olympia
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132 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This was very interesting and I received valuable information. A lot of it I do not want to hear. But it is worth a trip. Find a guide that will help you through the maze and you will have a better time. Now I want to go to the "Site"!

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

It was very interesting but I found the audio guide a bit long and tedious. It takes a couple hours of just standing in front of the artifacts listening. Overall though, if you can't make it to a tour of Chernobyl itself, this is the next best thing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

A great little museum and a must see when in Kiev! Have lots of pictures from here and there is lots to see.. Strange feeling when inside and the displays really make you feel for the people involved. A sad time in history and very informative exhibition..

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Whispering Pines, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

First let me say three things: Because of the situation in Ukraine today, folks should wait to make a trip there until all is settled again. Next, we took this trip in October 2012, not 2013 as the site has forced me to select, but I will remember it well forever! Finally, I speak and read Russian rather well. We... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

If there is one museum I'm likely not to forget anytime soon, it would be the Chernobyl National Museum in Kiev. It is very clearly and very movingly documentated. Once you leave this museum, you will have a much clearer and sharper picture of what really took place on April 26, 1986 and the terrible consequences thereafter. In fact those... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Having done the Chernobyl Tour a few days before, this museum was also on our list. It's not huge but has a lot in it. Pay for the English audio guide - you also need to leave a deposit. There is perhaps rather too much detail in the narrative but definitely worth it. It takes you round at a decent... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Ok, most information are written in ukrainian only and thus, very little English is displayed. Still, I spent 2 hours in it just watching the numerous glasswindows, pictures and videos! Thanks to japanese support, good reconstitutions are displayed. This is in no way a boring museum! It is thrilling and full of emotions! On top of that, the entrance fee... More 

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