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Chernobyl National Museum

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Chernobyl National Museum

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Chernobyl Tour from Kiev

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Seeing Chernobyl, site of the catastrophic 1986 nuclear accident, is only permitted by guided tour. Moreover, the tours are popular—with around 10,000 people visiting each year. Secure your place in advance for this full-day tour from Kiev and get everything included, so you can focus on the sights. View reactor 4 and tour abandoned Pripyat and Chernobyl. Lunch, transport, commentary, and full safety measures are all included.
$94.80 per adult
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clickeric wrote a review Apr 2020
Toronto, Canada104 contributions25 helpful votes
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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 largest room has RBMK reactor rod caps on the floor with the ceiling having a map of the world with lights representing all the active commercial nuclear reactors at the time. That contrast was powerful even if the entire experience felt incomplete without the audioguide as someone who can't speak or read either Russian or Ukrainian.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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ConnorH wrote a review Mar 2020
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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 understand more! Would recommend the Audio Guide (60hrv) as it explains everything you look at, only 1 is needed as you can turn it up loud enough for 2 of you to hear.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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kittykat73 wrote a review Mar 2020
Durham, United Kingdom147 contributions86 helpful votes
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 but not the details. The museum is not expensive & it was a little more for the audio guide, which was incredibly informative. Most text is not in English & the audio guide made the visit 5*. The museum itself is not large with only 2 rooms, the first room is full of artefacts, information on the plant, the workers & how the incident was hidden from the outside world in the first few pivotal days. The diorama (point 18) was excellent. I would definitely recommend the museum as this was a great way of learning about what really did happen.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Rum43 wrote a review Feb 2020
Sofia, Bulgaria23 contributions1 helpful vote
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The museum is interesting, but small and has too many pictures and documents explained only in Ukrainian/Russian. We had an audio guide that helped us better understand the exposition. At least it is cheap and you can visit for 1-1,5 hours.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Bish wrote a review Feb 2020
Nottingham, United Kingdom38 contributions12 helpful votes
Please take the time to visit this museum. If you are interested in the history of Chernobyl then this is the place. Forget the tours, you get a full detailed and honest account of this tragedy. I recommend you pay the extra and use the audio guide as there are no translations.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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