The Museum of cosmonautics
The space Museum is one of the largest science museums in the world. The history of the Museum began in the second half of the twentieth century when, in 1964, on the map of Moscow appeared the monument to “Subjugators of space”.
Titanium rocket at ENEA became a symbol of high-quality technological leap of its time. The launch of the first artificial Earth satellite, first living creature and first man in space became a starting point in the world space.
In April 1981 in the stylobate of the monument was a Memorial Museum of cosmonautics. There were presented the first evidence of the success and achievements of Russian Astronautics: the first space suits, the first artificial Earth satellites; spacecraft to study the moon and planets of the Solar system.
In 2009 the Museum was opened after reconstruction (2005-2009). The size of the exhibition space was increased four times. Today, a modern exposition of the Museum consists of eight exhibition halls, cinema halls (98 persons) and conference rooms (130 people). The Museum collection includes more than 93 000 items: samples of rocket and space technology, and physical artifacts, documents, philately, numismatics, decorative and applied art, collections of paintings and graphics.
The modern exposition consists of sleduushego:
“The dawn of the space age”;
“The cosmic house in orbit” (modern manned spaceflight);
“Exploration of the moon and planets of the Solar system”;
“Astronautics — to mankind”;
“International cooperation in space”;
“The international space Park” (the space of States of the world, the rocket and space industry of Russia);
“The history and culture of the space age”.
Opening hours of the Museum:
Daily from 10:00 to 19:00.
On Thursdays from 10:00 to 21:00.
Monday — day off.
The ticket office is open till 18:30 (Thursday until 20:30).
Every third Sunday of the month admission to the Museum is free.