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“Biggest Russian airplane museum in the world” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Central Museum of the Air Forces at Monino

Central Museum of the Air Forces at Monino
Muzeinaya St., 1 | VVA Imeni Gagarina, Monino 141170, Russia
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“Biggest Russian airplane museum in the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Aviation enthusiasts, this is the place, hundreds of aircrafts, a lot of history, in a not so popular attraction, therefore the museum will be only your when you are there!
The reason why such a great place like this is normally empty, is because don't even have a internet page, So I will try to explain how to get there!
* there are a few tours to Monino, I email then and they asked me 300US$ for the half day tour, let's be honest, is a joke, so forget about this.
* Many forums say that you need special authorisation to requested seven days in advance, and that you must go with a Russian citizen, IS NOT TRUE, you can and should do al in your own.
* From Yaroslavsky train station, you can catch a train to Monino station (200 rubbles), 80 minutes away, once you get to Monino, before leaving the platform, cross the overhead bridge, you will see a kind of council flats, you will walk 15 minutes to the museum, ask on the way direction, ask someone on your hotel to write " where is the air force museum" in russian in a piece of paper, so you can anyone on the way.
* To try to help, I posted some pictures of signs you will find on the way.
* to visit you will have to 350 Rubbles and a extra 200 rubbles to be able to take pictures!

Visited April 2013
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Moscow, Russia
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“Museum of airplans in Russia”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Air Force Museum in Monino is a huge territory, where you can see many planes and helicopters in one place, and all of them are not models, but real exhibits. Actually one can follow the evolution of plane-construction, from experimental models of the beginning of the previous century to nowadays modern planes. The big part of exhibition takes Russian airplanes of World War the 2nd.
It is for sure must place to visit for all boys, guys, men as it is paradise for those who are at least a bit in love with airplanes. But for ladies it is not less cool: it is breathtaking to see all these technique so close. Especially it is good to have someone around, who really knows the stuff about planes, because there are so many stories behind these giants! We took the excursion, we were guided by wonderful woman, lieutenant colonel, and she told us a lot about different plane models, where and how they were used, and how they were constructed.
I totally recommend to go there. Kids will love it! Everyone will love it! All exhibits have info-stands both in Russian and in English. If you decide to take an excursion it could also be delivered in English (though you should know: museum has only one guide, who delivers excursions in English, so to be sure you get it, better order excursion in advance by phone).
What we also discovered, when decided to go there, that there is no relevant information in web about working hours/contacts of museum. So this is the moment of truth!
Telephone: +7 (495) 744 06 77
Working days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Working hours: 9:00 – 16:00; on Saturday 9:00 – 15:00.
Fees for foreigners:
Entrance fee: 350 rub for adults; 250 rub with student ID; 150 rub for kids less than 16 years old.
Taking pictures: 200 rub
Making videos with amateur camera: 350 rub
Excursion: 350 rub from person, 2000 rub min from group. (if you want an excursion better to sign up in advance by phone)

Visited November 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Monino - an aviation fans dream destination”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

If you love aircraft and Soviet aircraft in particular, this is the place for you. They have several hundred aircraft on display and despite the somewhat decayed state of many of them, it's still an amazing place to visit. From thge supersonic "Concordski" to helicopters, fighters and bombers - many of them prototypes.Simply an amazing place.

Visited May 2012
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