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“where the space conquest era has begun”

Sergiy Korolyov Astronautics Museum
Ranked #1 of 47 things to do in Zhytomyr
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Kiev, Ukraine
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56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“where the space conquest era has begun”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

This is in fact a unique museum with unique collection of Soviet-epoch space exploration artefacts: the first "Sputnik" satellite and capsule, space suits, plants grown in space, mashed potatoes and borshch in tubes, 50-years-old letters, photos and commemorative stamps, and even a tiny piece of moonrock (a gift from American astronauts) - where else can you find such things?
And what's especially cool is the experience of "drifting" in an odd prawn-like chair hanging on a cord a few feet above the floor with some extraterrestrial music playing through your earphones like some sort of cosmic lullaby...
All in all, the museum is definitely worth a visit. It is relatively easy to find in Zhytomyr, since you can spot the tips of rockets standing near the museum entrance yet from several blocks away.
If you are planning to stay in Kyiv, it will take you roughly 2 hours to get here by car.
The entrance fee is ridiculous - UAH 2 (appr. USD 0.25) for adults.
Monday is a day off.

Visited November 2012
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Zhytomyr, Ukraine
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36 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Really nice place!”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

This museum is really nice place for getting known about history of USSR cosmonautics. There are exhbits of cosmonauts' suits, food, different equipment, models of real artficial satelits, space craft, etc. Excursions are possible in Russian, Ukrainian and English.

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Bruges, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Amazing museum”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

Ah, what an amazing museum it was! Very interesting exhibition with items belonged to USSRs astronauts, food used in an open space, their costumes.

Visited May 2012
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