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Space Museum

#20 of 2,376 things to do in Moscow
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Address: Mira Ave., 111, Moscow 129515, Russia
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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Monument to the Conquerors of Space was erected at Prospekt Mira in...

The Monument to the Conquerors of Space was erected at Prospekt Mira in Moscow. This outstanding city landmark has been jointly designed by architects Michail Barsh and Andrey Kolchin, and sculptor Andrey Faydish-Krandiyevskiy. September 28th, 1967 Soviet government initiates founding of the Museum of Cosmonautics at the foot of the Monument to the Conquerors of Space to commemorate nation's achievements in space exploration. The Museum of Cosmonautics opens its doors to public on April 10th, 1981, 20th Anniversary of the first manned space flight. Museum exposition gives a retrospect on how Soviet space science evolved starting from first man-made satellites subsequently followed by the first manned space flight, first space walks, Moon exploration programs, Solar system exploration programs and international space research programs. Intricate interior design and unusual exposition altogether created a unique individuality of the Museum. However, new times set new standards. 25 years since its first opening the Museum has been closed down for a massive renovation. Now the Museum shows all the newly accumulated information and latest technologies.

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Excellent collection at Cosmonautics Museum

A wonderful experience - had a very knowledgeable young guide who answered all our questions, and gave us time to look and enjoy without rushing. I think a guide is important... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is worth a visit just to learn about how brave the cosmonaughts were and how basic thecequipment is. Easy to get too on the orange metro line. The museum takes about 90 minutes to go around. Good for a rainy day activity.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After having visited space museum in Houston and Cape Canaveral, is this Russian space museum a disappointment. Of course you see typical Russian space vessels, but the lay-out of the museum and the guiding tours are of low quality.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful experience - had a very knowledgeable young guide who answered all our questions, and gave us time to look and enjoy without rushing. I think a guide is important unless you know a lot about space equipment and history of space exploration. Some English translations on exhibits, not all. The building architecture is amazing. Did not spend time... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of local Muscovites bring their children here–the place to learn more about Yuri Gagarin and Russian's space and scientific explorations in space.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I work in the aerospace industry and have been meaning to visit this museum for a while. It so happened that I got to visit it with two of my coworkers and we all were impressed. It only costs $5 to get in and you can get an audio guide in English for another $5. The museum doesn't look that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love the Monument to the Conquerors of Space and I love this museum. If you are in Moscow, it is an absolute must. Just go.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This could be turned into a better world-class museum with certain improvement efforts. The unique selection of exhibits itself was world-class indeed but the Russian language was an impediment to foreign guests who are able to understand the international language of English but not Russian. The display of translated signs from Russian into English were there next to or inside... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

This is an amazing museum with lots to see. No need to buy tickets in advance, it's easy to get them right there (you can also check in your bags, coats, backpacks, which was very handy). It has a cafe if you get hungry. We were surprised to see that the museum provided a lot of technical information and interesting... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Although there is not a lot of signage in English, there is plenty to interest you if you like space stuff. The Russians are rightly proud of their achievements and there are even a couple of original spacecraft with charred exteriors. I was fascinated to see some meteors/meteorites which you could touch. However the building itself is worth seeing too.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

The exhibit of the full scale Soviet Moon Rover was good as were the cosmonaut clothing exhibits and the Mir module walkthrough.

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