The Cold War Museum (Moscow) or Bunker GO-42, also known as "facility-02" (1947), CHZ-293 (1951), CHZ-572 (1953), and GO-42 (from 1980), and now Exhibition Complex Bunker-42, is a once-secret military complex, bunker, communication centre in Moscow, Russia, near the underground Moscow Metro station Taganskaya. It has an area of 7,000 square metres (75,000 sq ft) and is situated at a depth of 65 metres (213 ft) below ground.
Construction of the facility began in 1951, in connection with the early threat of nuclear war with the United States. The underground complex was built using the same technique that was used in the construction of the Moscow Metro subway, to which it is connected by two tunnels. The first tunnel was used to supply the facility, and connects to the subway at Taganskaya (circle line) station. The second tunnel connects to the technical areas of Taganskaya.
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Meshal Albhairy | Jul 22, 2018
Piece of the history of cold war and Second World War still there and you can see it and walk through it. I think this place was very secret 50 years ago and no one knows what it is now you can just go directly with a small face I enjoyed it very much. The staff was very nice and the place was kept as it was six decades ago. You can see what kind of life was there just like the movies but it's real it's amazing experience to be there. I definitely recommend it.
Romina Sanchez | Jul 6, 2018
Must visit!!! It is very interesting and entertaining for young ones and adults that want to know a little bit more about the Soviet era. You'll have to walk 16 floors down and back up, but there's an elevator if you're not feeling too fit. **The best discount for students I've seen ever! (bring your school ID)**
Elena Minina | Jul 24, 2018
I found this place too overpriced for what it had to offer. It is basically a couple of narrow corridors and two rooms. It IS pretty fascinating history but there is not much more than what you can see on a post card. There is a hilarious video show made of various clippings pirated from Hollywood catastrophe movies :). There is some 18 floors to go down the bunker and then back up. Finally, even though you are required to sign up by phone in advance, they basically take in whoever shows up. My estimate is that a 30 person group would be ideal but when I went (during the World Cup though, when there was a tourist overflow) it was about 100 people per group. Overall, I was a bit disappointed but that said, my British friend who I went with was quite thrilled, so I guess it's a matter of taste.
Firzie Idris | Jul 5, 2018
Great testament to the Cold War. Surreal feeling as you go down 65 meters underground. Good English speaking guide. Make sure you book through the number that is listed on the front booth. Just remember that we go down and up by stairs, all 290 of them. If you are elderly or unwell physically they do have an elevator.
Justin Yim | Jul 11, 2018
In general it’s a really POOR and commercially-driven experience. First of all, the tour makes a failed attempt on being informative or educational. The tour guide presented limited and repetitive facts, which would make you bored and annoyed after a while. It also does not stick to the real history - namely the Stalin mannequin in the room (he died before the bunker finished construction). Second of all, it fails to appeal on my senses and to create a mysterious atmosphere - namely the weird “interactive experience” in the bunker control room. The tour guide asked two participants to sit on the stage and press the launch buttons. He then played a poorly made video of nuclear attacks, which was (illegally?) extracted from Hollywood movies. How exciting. In nutshell, it’s a disastrous hybrid of a museum and a haunted house experience. It tries to be BOTH at the same time, but that’s not how things work. It’s also pretty crowded - each tour carries about 30+ people, which made it quite hard to follow what the tour guide was saying. Most importantly - it’s *2200 RUB per person* (July 2018 price, English tour), it was really a waste of money. Conclusion: Do NOT visit this, unless you really want to see the architecture of the bunker. To be fair, some parts are with nice layout and lightings setup, but the rest just do not worth the time and money.
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