The Monument to the Conquerors of Space (Russian: Монуме́нт «Покори́телям ко́смоса», tr. Monumént "Pokorítelyam kósmosa", IPA: [mənʊˈmʲent pəkɐrʲˈitʲɪlʲɪm ˈkosməsə]) is a giant obelisk erected in Moscow in 1964 to celebrate achievements of the Soviet people in space exploration. It depicts a starting rocket that rises on its exhaust plume.
The monument is 107 metres (351 feet) tall, has 77° incline, and is made of titanium. The Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics is located inside the base of the monument.
|Monday||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 – 9:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
Sebastian Rodríguez | Feb 1, 2018
The Russian Smithsonian museum, it's smaller but interesting. It shows a lot of the unknown soviet space program and all about soviet and contemporary aerospace engineering and sciences. I recommend to go, because it's great to know how a country with objectives can reach every point in the cosmos. If you are engineer or want to be, it's a good place to get inspired. It's a photogenic place and it's situated in a park about the Soviet personalities the are busts about korolev, Gagarin, Tereshkova... It seems is nothing but a great memorial about the Soviet space era but the museum is in the underground part. Be careful about the schedule, there are free cost days.
Bennitt Bartl | Dec 22, 2017
Definitely one of the greatest attractions for myself in Moscow. We had a great time walking around and looking at the historical displays. My advice to anyone looking to take some photographs would be to pay the extra photographer fee as some on will definitely give you a stern talking to if you don't. Pay a bit extra and take pics to your hearts content. A great attraction in a great city I can't wait to go back!
James Young | Jan 5, 2018
The museum seems really small when you first get inside! Don't let this fool you! There is far more than you can immediately see! Lots of signage and info in English but not everything. More than enough to learn a thing or two though if you don't read Russian! Definitely a must see if only for the monument that sits on top of the complex which is awe inspiring. Lots of fun. Would go again.
Tatiana Villamil | Jan 15, 2018
Amazing place for families with kids. It presents wide and interesting data of cosmonautic history in Russia, curious facts, machines, a cinema room, coffee area and great souvenir shop. Truly recommended. The only particular thing is that if you want to take pictures with pro camera you need to pay an special ticket for being allowed.
Varius Kidd | Mar 1, 2018
Full-size models, small-scale mock-ups, and even exhibits of real equipment from past missions. The design of the exhibition spaces are wonderfully done and there placards printed in Russian and English. There is plenty to see and great for small children as well! Regular priced adults is 250р to enter (international students need an ISIC card if they don't have their host university's ID yet, otherwise there is no dicount over 18yrs old). A gift shop and coat check is at the museum entrance as well. If you get hungry, there is a cafe not within the museum not far from the entrance with decent food. It is a higher price I would expect from eating at a popular destination, but affordable as a university student with little spending money. Knowing how to order in Russian will help make the ordering process smoother as the staff do not know English. Overall, I loved my experience there and would like to visit the nearby radio tower you can see in the distance as well. I hear they have a few things to do near the top!
Demetrius L | May 6, 2018
Loved it! Great place to see the history of Soviet/Russian space program with references to collaborations with other countries' international space programs as well. Great exhibition of full scale copies of several space equipment including the space suits and lunar rovers.
Evgenia Bulyubash | May 8, 2018
It's a nice place, very well designed and a tiny bit interactive. You can enter some modulesor look inside. It's quite cheap too. For a kid of 6 - not enough things to touch and try though. We also tried the cafe, I was really worried about quality but here we are 6 hrs after - still alive😂
O. Grossen | Mar 14, 2018
Nice museum which gives you a good overview of Russian space science and Russia as a pioneer nation of space travel and space science. recommend for families with kids. 2-3 hour for a tour. A little bit disappointing is that just a few exposits have English descriptions.... But Google photo translation can mitigate the problem in order to get a better idea about the exhibits.
Darren Donahue | Jun 27, 2018
A great museum where you can get up close and personal to pieces of both Soviet and modern aerospace history. But it's a lot of space glory & I'd prefer if they were more honest. For example: they glorify two dogs sent and returned. But It's too bad they don't mention Laika a lot: the first dog in space that was cruelly used for testing and then was burned alive when shot into space. Museums should tell even dark parts of our history...that's how we learn & move forward
Jasmin Hussain | Jul 10, 2018
Nice museum. You'll learn some interesting information about Russian cosmonautics. For the most part there is no English translation for the description of the exhibited pieces. We luckily had a Russian host showing us around. The entrance is free on the 3rd Sunday of every month.
Cristina Hernandez | Jul 9, 2018
Definitely worth a visit! Russia's space efforts are admirable. Lots of artifacts and models of the satelites/ships to see. I recommend you sign up for the guided tour in English, it will guide you through the highlights of the museum.
Alistair Bates | Jun 29, 2018
Not tourist friendly at all. No one spoke English and almost none of the exhibits had translations on them. Quite dated interior. Also wasn't organized in any apparent way. Building is very impressive from the outside.
Prashant Kumar | Jul 25, 2018
What's good Most of the artefacts are real from various Russian space missions. The experience was very much real. What's not good Could have made space gear available to wear and take pics. What to do The first floor has more variety. The space station cabin at the end is amazing.
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