Today the Museum of Cosmonautics is the only museum in Moscow region that collects, keeps and popularizes material relics that are connected to the history of space exploration.
About the Museum On 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 Mikhail Barsh and Andrey Kolchin, and sculptor Andrey Faydish-Krandiyevskiy. On September 28th, 1967, the Soviet government initiated the founding of the Museum of Cosmonautics at the foot of the Monument to the Conquerors of Space to commemorate the nation’s achievements in space exploration. The Museum of Cosmonautics opened its doors to the public on April 10th, 1981, the 20th Anniversary of the first manned space flight. The museum's exhibits give a retrospective look on how the Soviet space program evolved: starting with the first man-made satellites, followed by the first manned space flight, first space walks, moon exploration programs, solar system exploration programs, and international space research programs. The intricate interior design and unusual exposition of the museum creates a sense of uniqueness and individuality. However, new times set new standards and 25 years after its opening, the museum closed down for a massive renovation. Now, the Museum displays all the newly accumulated information and the latest technologies. As of April 11th, 2009, guests are welcome to visit the following exhibits:
Introductory Hall Dawn of the Space Age Creators of the Space Age Space History and Culture Manned Space Navigation Moon and Solar System Exploration and Research Space Science on Service to Mankind
International Cooperation in Space International Space Fleet Exhibition Center Flight Control Center Cinema Hall Conference Hall
The Sergey Korolev Memorial House: This is a branch of the Museum of Cosmonautics. This house, built in 1959, was presented to S.P. Korolev by the Soviet government for the creation and successful launch of the first artificial Earth satellite. Cafe: The Museum Cafe is great for grabbing a quick bite to eat or a coffee during your visit. It’s a great spot for family meals away from the hustle and bustle of the museum and there is plenty of seating available. The cafe is located near the Memorial Apollo—Soyuz bench and can be accessed by the glass stairs.
The Conference Hall is a 130-seat 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 the stage is equipped as well.
Museum Movie Theater: Sit back and relax in the Museum Movie Theater. The theater is designed like a futuristic spaceship and can accommodate 98 visitors. Our theater was specially designed for documentary film festivals, corporate meetings, multi-media presentations, and private film screenings.
Дорогие посетители! Dear visitors!
Бесплатное воскресенье первого месяца весны переносится с 17 на 24 марта.
Free entry to the Museum of Cosmonautics in March will be on the 24th (not on the 17th).