The Museum of Cosmonautics
The Museum of Cosmonautics
4.5
10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 19:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 19:00
Saturday
10:00 - 19:00
Sunday
10:00 - 19:00
About
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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighbourhood: District North-Eastern (SVAO)
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  • VDNKh • 4 min walk
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Tozane
Venice, Italy75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Ancient Tech ? No :))
Its so beautiful to see how Diving and Space equipmenta so similar.
Surely Eng8ne technology still beyond :))
Written 12 April 2024
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DollyBirdScotland
Scotland470 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Been wanting to visit this museum for years and finally got the chance. Some of the exhibition halls were closed for the preparation of new exhibits but there is still lots to see here. It covers all the period of Soviet space exploration with models and replicas of all the rockets, satellites, suits and of course the crowning achievement; the space stations. But there is also a section about the early pioneers and visionaries in the late 19th century who began to vision the journey to the stars. Well worth a visit, the monument to the Cosmonauts outside is stupendous! Plus the museum is right next to the beautiful VDNKH.
Written 13 October 2023
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opera_fanatic47
Arles-sur-Tech, France283 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
I don't completely understand why Moscow has TWO space museums a short distance from each other. This one is the Museum of Cosmonautics. It's hard to miss. There's a lot of English signage. You don't need a guide, though I had a fantastic one. Basically, it's the entire history of the Russian space program, including its collaboration with other countries on space flights and on the space station. Much of the display shows not just replicas of spaceships, but the real thing. There's a lot too on the early cosmonauts, especially, of course, Yuri Gagarin. Even more is devoted to the unheralded-in-the-West founder of the entire program, Sergei Korolev. Extremely impressive in every way. I spent more than 3 hours here. I can't see how anyone could spend less. There's a fun reasonably priced café, too, with "Soviet food" as well as burgers, pizzas, and so on.
Written 12 July 2023
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jbg74
Saint Paul, MN1,060 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This museum has an incredible collection of space exploration related artifacts. There is a fair amount of information in English and you can get an English speaking tour guide too. The space suit designed for a dog was my favorite exhibit. The Soviet Union always built three of everything. One would go to space, one would stay with the manufacturer for troubleshooting, and one would go to the space agency for training. Most of the space suits, rockets, etc. they have were designed to be used in space but not everything went to space. The U.S. gave the museum Michael Collin's space suit from Apollo 11 which is on display too. Unlike the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, this one is completely space related and is better in that area because it is more focused. I would consider this a must-see museum in Moscow
Written 17 March 2023
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Takarasina
1,972 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Unless you like to queue, of course :)))
Please also bear in mind that there may be quite crowdy on weekends and holidays (including schools ones - try to check beforehand) there since the place is damn popular. In any case, some two-three hours before it closes are much better than right after it opens.
I visited it in the second half of January, on a weekday and loved every minute of my visit! Well organized, very well thought out, modern, spacious, informative. You board a real (!) Soyuz station, observe Gagarin's space capsule, touch meteorites and may even have a "space lunch" at their cafe (in tubes - very unusual and quite yummy, by the way)!!!
Strongly recommended! Do care about an English-speaking guide in advance, please.
(Nearby parking is a challenge there around so better use subway - a clean, safe, reliable and beautiful means of transportation. Head and shoulders ahead of any competitor in Moscow!)
Written 19 February 2023
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Mayi Barov
Los Angeles, CA1,347 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
Very impressive and educational museum! A must do when in Moscow! You get to see the history of space exploration, lots of unique artifacts, relics, Sputnik satellites and much more also Belka and Svelka (the 1st two Russian space dogs to survive). It is definitely a wonderful experience and very reasonable price!
Written 7 April 2022
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Julia K
Santa Clara, CA100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
The cosmic museum is a fun and educational experience that takes you through space exploration. I was really impressed by the rocket monument!
Written 5 August 2021
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,626 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 5 May 2021
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Gazzerg23
London, UK28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 1 May 2021
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ZBH88
Stoke-on-Trent, UK1,171 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Yes this would have been a nice informative day out of it wasn't for a member of the reception taking it up in herself to come and tell me that I cannot breastfeed my baby (whilst Sat in a quiet area near the toilets I might add). Because neglect is a much more acceptable act. A real shame as up to them we has enjoyed our visit and the amount of information on offer.
Written 26 February 2020
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