The Museum of Cosmonautics
The Museum of Cosmonautics
4.5
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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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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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia14,720 contributions
Apr 2021
This museum is set at the beginning of the amazing VDNH complex in the northern part of capital.
First thing you see when getting out the metro is an impressive rocket launch monument.
The museum is in the entire area beneath it, very impressive and educative, dedicated to Russia space program, primary to Mr. Gagarin.
Due to Covid entry is restricted so buy your tickets beforehand online.
Written May 5, 2021
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Sunshine41897
Tampere, Finland7 contributions
Feb 2020
It was great to visit this place! As we found out, not all the muscovites have been there. The lights in the evening and the huge skating rink were nice to watch. Our goal was the Museum of Cosmonauts and that was really worth seeing. However, we missed one thing: more English translations!!!!
Written February 14, 2020
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Gazzerg23
London, UK25 contributions
Apr 2021
Great place to visit. The monument to the conquerors of Space is very impressive / inspiring. Very surprised at how much is contained in the museum underneath, some very interesting pieces. Clearly Uri Gagarin was a brave and lucky man, the colleagues he trained with must have been a bit miffed at being the first person ever into space.

We were lucky, planned to go on the Monday and it was closed, but a lovely sunny day for a walk around Moscow. So we went on a very wet Tuesday - and this was the perfect place for a wet day.

If you get time go.
Written May 1, 2021
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R_Ribeiro80
Luziania, GO118 contributions
Dec 2010 • Friends
This is a rather large park/museum, so reserve 2-3 hours at least. The monument dominates the surrounding area and is worth a picture even if you don't visit the museum. Outside, there are also some statues of important cosmonauts and a cutesy model of the solar system. Inside, you can see Soviet spacecrafts, suits, satellites and even the dogs who went to space (the ones who made it back). You can also enter a real size replica of one module of the Mir Space Station. Be sure to check the vehicles that landed in the moon in 1971 -- they're kinda easy to miss.

The only problem with this place is there's nothing written in other language than Russian. The staff doesn't speak anything but Russian, either. If you don't think you can manage that, bring your own guide.

Entrance to the museum is 100 rubles. You are supposed to pay extra to have the right to take pictures inside. The cashier will give a green bracelet to identify that you have paid the fee. If you are on a group, only one really needs to buy it.
Written June 20, 2011
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Gerry S
Dallas, TX49 contributions
Jun 2011 • Friends
An amazing collection of Soviet space memorabilia. There are a lot of actual items and, and some reproductions. The cost was not that much, only about 200 Rubles to get in. If you want to take pictures, you will need to pay an additional 200 Rubles for a wrist band. The only drawback was all the descriptions on the exhibits was in Russian. See how its a big tourist attraction, it might be worth having English descriptions as well. Overall it is definitely worth seeing when in Moscow.
Written July 8, 2011
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foxbat25
Wokingham, UK452 contributions
This reopened in April 2009 after a long refurbishment which quadrupled its size and I visited it three months later. There is a separate charge for taking camcorders in but it is fairly minimal.

There are many important artifacts of Russias space exploration history including Yuri Gagarins actual returned space capsule, Belka and Strelka the first animals safely returned from space (stuffed dogs). The first man to spacewalk Alexei Leonov has his space suit preserved here too. All manner of full sized examples of probes sent to various planets are represented including Lunikhod the first robot lunar rover and Sputnik the first satellite. There is a full sized walk in Mir space station too. This is almost on a par with the space museums in Florida if only it had a missile park outside, however many very large scale model replicas of the various rockets are represented inside including the Buran space shuttle. This is one of the best museums of its kind I have ever visited and if you are even remotely interested it is really not to be missed frankly .
Written September 5, 2010
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Johan D
13 contributions
Mar 2019
A great visit to the history of the Russian part of space exploration. Lots of interesting displays & a very nice shop. To take photos, you need to obtain an extra ticket.
Written January 5, 2020
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HannahCharnock
Sucre, Bolivia209 contributions
Nicely presented little museum, in quite a spectacular building with a massive titanium model of a rocket blasting off on top of it. Full of models of space paraphenalia, spaceships, space food, space clothes, and a stuffed replica of Laika the spacedog. There was also a guy dressed up as a cartoon version of Laika, I think to promote a cartoon film about space dogs or something. I wonder if it's the story of how a cute little dog was sent into space and frazzled to cinders shortly after blast-off. Maybe not.
Written November 2, 2010
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Michel S
Beirut, Lebanon6 contributions
Feb 2016 • Solo
Don't mix the chance to see this place especially if u love space..entrance costs 250 rubbles.and u don't regret. Visiting this place..
Written February 23, 2016
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Heather M
Brighton, UK126 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
Trip Advisor seems a little confused about the names of the two cosmonautic museums in Moscow (the other being the Museum of Aviation and Cosmonautics). This, the Museum of Cosmonautics (not Astronautics) is located at the foot of the Monument to the Conquerors of Space at Prospekt Mira. The museum is packed with fascinating exhibits about the Soviet Union's space programme. Try to organise a tour guide in your native language in order to get the most out of the museum. The exhibits are well spaced out and the murals and friezes on the walls are very beautiful. I loved it.
Written May 14, 2015
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