Sergiy Korolyov Astronautics Museum
Sergiy Korolyov Astronautics Museum
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Stephen M
20 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Friends
Interesting collection of cosmonaut memorabilia and worth a visit if you are in the area. Walking around the hall takes only around 20 - 30 minutes unguided though (from reviews we were expecting to make an afternoon of it but were surprised that it was really quite a small exhibition). Helpfully most plaques are in English below the Ukrainian. Travelling from Kyiv we took the small bus from just outside Zhytomyrska metro station (just down the road 30 meters from where the minibuses park) which cost 120 uah pp (up from 100 uah pp in 2021). This takes about 1h40m and drops off at the bus station. From there it is a fairly easy 30 min walk using Google maps. Entry price in Jan 2022 was 50 uah pp, which is a little more than the 30 uah crossed out on the ticket. Glad we visited but probably not worth a day trip from Kyiv unless there is something in the museum you really want to see first hand.
Written January 5, 2022
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Va Dym
Wroclaw, Poland6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Family
Nice place! Free public parking is available along the road.
It is possible to request a guided tour (very much recommended)
Written December 23, 2021
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Jack e
Manchester, UK197 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
This is one of the best Museum I have been in Zhytomyr if you get a chance to go it is well worth it entry cost is about 30 UAH (around £1.00/$1.00) also you can request for a English tour tour guide who talk really well and makes lots of jokes he is a nice guy and he will tell you about every little detail in the Museum. The place is packed with exhibits.
Written September 2, 2021
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russianrose83
Zhytomyr, Ukraine16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Family
Did you know the creator of the Sputnik satellite was born in our city? There is a replica the exact size in the museum. The museum is small and low tech but still an interesting place to take kids for a couple hours and CHEAP for tickets
Written March 30, 2021
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GregSCSA
San Antonio, TX38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Excellent museum!!! We had a group of 8; 5 were from the city and had never gone but we all thoroughly enjoyed it! The people were friendly and helpful! Definitely worth the trip though it is small! Don't expect more then an hour to tour.
Written September 29, 2019
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Alex K
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
The entry is 30 UAH. The museum is basically one big hall, packed with exhibits. There is not much text, but provided both in Ukrainian and English. There were some guided tours in Ukrainian but I'm not aware of English tours. The hall was dominated by the full size Soyuz structure hanging from the ceiling. On the ceiling were a couple of other satellites and probes. There were also either full size models of a Vostok capsule and a Soyuz orbital module and a flown Soyuz orbital module. In both the Soyuz modules you could actually put your head inside and touch it - something very unusual for a museum but super cool. They had further a full scale model of the Lunachod-2 soviet lunar rover and the Luna 9 lander. Then there were several pieces of items related to Ukrainians in space, like a fag flown to the ISS and a space suit, space food, experiments etc. There is also a small collection of meteorites, a piece of the moon, and 2 screens that show some space related documentaries.
A little known fact is that this museum actually consists of 2 locations. Just across the street to the right, is the birth house of Sergei Korolev - the father of the Soviet space program. Entry to the house is included in the museum ticket and consists of a few rooms with the furniture from his days and one room with items from his office which is the main room in terms of space history.
While I spend a good 2-3 hrs here, expect to spend about an hour here or less. Totally worth it!
Written August 6, 2019
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Andrew H
Towcester, United Kingdom54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
Although it is just one big room there is so much crammed in here that it will take a lot longer than you think to see it all. Great, simple and effective displays and bits of space travel stuff you can actually touch and feel. Nice.
Written July 16, 2019
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Nick V
Faversham, UK90 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
Stumbled across this museum while visiting friends and spent a very pleasant couple of hours checking out all manner of weird and wonderful things that Id only ever seen in books. Space capsules from the 60's and various rockets, boosters and cosmonaut memorabilia. It cost next to nothing to get in and was laid out in a logical and interesting way. Unmissable.
Written February 22, 2019
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Paul R
Devizes, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
I had been wanting to visit for some time and this month I was actually staying in Zhytomyr! An interesting collection of spacecraft and associated technology, all nicely laid out. The very helpful and friendly staff spoke some English and explained the various exhibits. Worth making a detour if you are anywhere nearby and have an interest in 'the space race'.
Written October 22, 2018
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MikeLondonSE13
London, UK8,293 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
9/9/18 - We three British middle aged guys were on our way back to fly out to London from Lviv a few days later. We decided to break our journey from Kyiv in Zhytomyr and visit the Space Museum we had heard about from a friend and it was enticing.

We walked the mile from a fine meal in the Georgian Restaurant Buba using maps dot me via the townsfolk celebrating their Town Festival that Sunday. We arrived at 15.40 the spectacular scene of a building flanked by two rockets.

In we went to the reception, signing a visitors' book on the way. We offered to pay but were refused oddly, I suggested I paid for the camera use and she just said 'fridge magnets' and waived us through!

Once in we were greeted by a huge hall full of capsules, rovers, rocket bits, uniforms, documents, books, space food, space suits, tools, scale models of rockets, tape recorders, models of the moon, videos of Tesla in space and dubbed American astronauts going through their daily routines. In the far left corner were tiny fragments of moon rocks under a magnifying glass!

The place was mind blowing and a testament to Ukrainian, Russian (some German) and American rocket technology.

Particular sections I noted were the unwitting animal astronauts including flies, cats, dogs, monkeys and lice! The Saturn 5 rocket model was 1/100 scale amongst the soviet 1/50 scale models which may have been on purpose to humiliate the American visitors.

Labelling in English was inconsistent but interesting when present as it became quite technical occasionally!

Quiet ambient music pervaded the entire hall and was all that was playing in the headphones with hanging seats scattered around.

A triple space suited selfie was possible in one corner, although a stand for one's mobile phone would have been useful and effective than leaning the phone on a pillar. I took a few pics of the other small groups of visitors.

On leaving I kept my promise and bought two fridge magnets (the rover and the St Michael's Church (oddly) at 20 each and a small plate of the museum (45) to adorn our mantelpiece of foreign mini treasures! She was most happy as we bad her farewell!

We eventually left at 16:20 to go across the road to the low slung building that was the birthplace of the town's astro engineer Korolyov. We were greeted in the much quieter museum and once again waived through not paying the 20 entrance as one of the women said the two museums were free on the Town Festival Day.
Written September 10, 2018
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