The Museum of Cosmonautics

The Museum of Cosmonautics, Moscow: Hours, Address, The Museum of Cosmonautics Reviews: 4.5/5

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.
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Neighbourhood: District North-Eastern (SVAO)
How to get there
  • VDNKh • 4 min walk
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Julia K
Santa Clara, CA58 contributions
fun and educational
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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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia9,575 contributions
Buy the tickets online
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, UK23 contributions
Out of this world - great place to visit
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, UK1,198 contributions
Heaven forbid a woman breastfeeding
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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Sunshine41897
7 contributions
The Museum of Cosmonauts and the whole area
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 14 February 2020
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Gal m
Toronto, Ontario43 contributions
Revived place
Dec 2019
Easily can spend entire day only on this pavilion. So much to see! That is the place to fully appreciate research!
Written 13 January 2020
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Pedro Pereira
Orlando, FL49 contributions
Great Visit
Dec 2019
I'm a huge fan of airspace and aeronautics. This was a very interesting visit to me. Russians were pioneers.
Written 7 January 2020
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Johan D
13 contributions
History & Future
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 5 January 2020
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Jay F
Piscataway, NJ442 contributions
A marvelous space museum from the Russian perspective.
Dec 2019
This wonderful museum takes you through the history of space exploration from the beginnings of the Space Race to the present. It's much like the Kennedy Space Center except it highlights Russian achievements, of course. Some artifacts are reproductions/models but some are the real deal. Belka and Strelka, the first two of Russia's space dogs to survive reentry, are on display preserved under glass (they don't appear as well kept as Lenin, though).

The building that houses the museum is an architectural sight as well, topped with a rocket soaring skyward.

The ticket price is very inexpensive when compared to any other science museum in the world. An adult ticket cost 250 rubles, about $4. Due to recommendations on this site I got the audio tour (in English) for another 200 rubles. While it was informative I found it unnecessary if you are will to do some reading. Virtually every exhibit and display has an English translation of their descriptions, contexts and explanations.

If you do get the audio guide you will need to give them a 1000 ruble deposit, refunded after the device's safe return. If you don't have the cash, they will happily hold a credit card hostage.
Written 30 December 2019
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David D
468 contributions
One of the more important space museums in the world.
May 2019
This has many, but not of course all, of the relics of the Russian space program. Many of the items are of course replicas (the original Sputnik is no more). But if you wish to visit only one space or technology museum in Moscow, this is definitely the one. The museum is underground. Atop the museum is a sculpture representing a rocket heading towards space, and at the foot of it is a statue of Tsiolkovsky, one of the founders of rocket science.
Written 5 December 2019
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  • Thu - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
  • Fri - Sun 10:00 - 19:00
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