About the Museum October 4th, 1964 The Monument to the Conquerors of Space was erected at Prospekt Mira in Moscow. This outstanding city landmark was 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. As of April 11th, 2009 guests are welcome to visit:
- Introductory Hall
- Space Era Morning
- Space Era Makers
- Space History and Culture
- Manned Space Navigation
- Moon and Solar System Exploration and Research
- Space Science on Service to Mankind
- International Cooperation
- International Space Fleet
- Exhibition Centre
- Flight Control Centre
- Conference Hall
Sergey Korolev Memorial House is a branch of the Museum of Cosmonautics. The Museum of Cosmonautics is the only one in Moscow which collects, stores and displays items telling us a beautiful story of space exploration Cafe Cafe The Museum Cafe is great for grabbing a quick bite to eat or a coffee during your Museum visit. It’s a great spot for family meals away from the hustle and bustle of the Museum. There is plenty of seating at the long sharing tables. The Cafe is located near Memorial Apollo—Soyuz bench and can be accessed by glass stairs.
Museum Conference Hall The conference hall is a 130 seats room provided for singular events such as lectures, seminars, business conferences and meetings. It’s equipped with overhead projectors, stage lighting, and a professional sound system. All chairs have built-in microphones, and lecturing rostrum and stage are equipped as well.
Museum Movie Theatre Sit back, relax and enjoy a scientific adventure in the Museum Movie Theatre. The theatre is designed like a futuristic spaceship and can accommodate 98 visitors. Our specially designed theatre is ideal for documentary film festivals, corporate meetings, multi-media presentations, and private film screenings.