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Bunker-42 Cold War Museum at Taganka

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Address: Kotelnicheskiy 5th Lane, 11, Moscow 115172, Russia
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+7 495 500-05-54
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A unique exhibition of Cold War history located about 65 meters...

A unique exhibition of Cold War history located about 65 meters underground, Bunker-42 is a military history museum and an entertaining complex founded in the former classified military building of the USSR.

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Previous generations of my family were heavily involved in the American side of the Cold War so I am well-versed in that side of the coin. It was fascinating and moving to see the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 31, 2015
Shenyang, China
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Shenyang, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2015

Previous generations of my family were heavily involved in the American side of the Cold War so I am well-versed in that side of the coin. It was fascinating and moving to see the lengths that the Soviet side took to protect themselves against the American threat. The tour guide was gruff and basically angrily shouted his explanations the entire... More 

1 Thank Drew_Heath
Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2015

Constructed in 1956 as a Soviet army command centre and nuclear bomb shelter, the location of this top-secret bunker was only revealed in 2006 when it became a museum. Book tickets in advance via web.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2015

Not a bad experience, but certainly it could be better.. The tour lacked the atmosphere.. The only thing reminding you that you're 65m below ground surface, was the stairs! The tripadvisor app had a problem when leading you there.. try to use your navigator instead

1 Thank Thanos S
Budapest, Hungary
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2015

We decided to visit Bunker 42 when spent 4 days in Moscow. The initial reason was my previous trip to Capital War Rooms which was a similar object. The two are million miles away from each other. This one was a bit boring, less interactive and unless you speak Russian you will not get the experience. 50% of your time... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2015

An odd place indeed. From the outside it is well hidden. For tourists, the gate gives it away now. Then you climb down many flights of stairs to the bunkers. These were simply storage bunkers but they have had various items installed to make it look like an HQ where life would continue after a nuclear attack. Not an awful... More 

1 Thank Paul B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2015

not as exciting as expected but a must visit. the bunker under moscow where the nuclear arsenal could be launched canbe visited...long way down by stairs and long way up after the visit is over. Most of the rooms have been set up with whatever they could find.

1 Thank Krkss
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2015

We went there on the english tour, which we book one week before since we thought it was worth visiting. I was very disappointed and definitely would not go there again neither recommend it. Price is really high (Around 1700 rubles) and the visit is last than 1 hour. Moreover, the hour consists of 10 min toilet break (can be... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2015

Bunker it self is amazing place! But the interior didn't looked real. And the equipment which wasn't allowed to be photographed is just some random telecommunication stuff and not even top secret stuff. Guide just telled some general stuff and not that informative. And the ticket was Damn pricey. And only allowed to visit one block. So after all disappointed.

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2014

This is one of the coolest 20th century historical sites I have ever been too. They did fine job restoring and presenting the place, you pretty much can't help but think of the film Dr Strangelove down there. I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Moscow.

1 Thank MichaelCasarez
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2014

The tour is a bit pricey but well worth the cost. The tour in English was at 3PM and our guide was very friendly and very knowledgeable. It really gives a view of how it must have been during the cold war in a secret nuclear bunker built to survive an atomic strike and command a retaliation. I was impressed,... More 

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