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Museum of Cosmonautics
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Ranked #37 of 2,527 things to do in Moscow
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed February 24, 2014

Actually had few expectations on this excursion, but was pleasantly surprised. The monument outside was impressive with its sweeping arc topped with a space missile to simulate trajectory. The Olympic flame at Sochi brought it back to mind. Inside I was fascinated while distressed learning about the tests done with the dogs. Perhaps that was a bit naive of me, but I'll admit it. The real spaceship and replicas of other objects, as well as the commentary provided by our well-informed and entertaining guide, Maria, made the visit particularly interesting. A must-see when visiting Moscow.

Thank Chilegal
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

Went there as a side trip via Viking Cruises, the best part was the space monument outside. The musuem was ok, nothing breathtaking, all in all I'm glad we went there, but do not have high expectations. It is not large and 1=1.5 hours should do it.

Thank GoBlue2222
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Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

You know that feeling when you are in a museum, the things are awesome but there is no interactivity at all? You don't get here!

Going into the 1:1 mocks of satellites is absolutely awesome and a massively phototastic opportunity. Touching a fallen meteorite? Hell yeah! Looking at an original, fallen space capsule? Super.

Go. Go now.

Thank simplydt
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Reviewed February 12, 2014

Just a quick Metro ride to VDNKh station and a stroll across the park gets you to one of the best science museums in the world.

From the massive sculpture atop the underground exhibition hall to the replicas of spaceships, rockets and other paraphernalia this is an amazing experience.

Thank NurseRoodaal
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Reviewed January 22, 2014

The museum is very informative especially since we had a tour guide providing interpretation for our student group. Don't come expecting to find much of the signage translated into English. The museum was organized very well and it kept a group of high schoolers entertained for a couple hours!

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