Museum of Cosmonautics in Moscow

The Museum of Cosmonautics in Moscow (formerly the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics) is a space museum in the stylobate of the monument “To the Conquerors of Space” on the Cosmonauts Alley near the VDNKh Park (Moscow).

The museum was opened on April 10, 1981 – on the 20th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s space flight. The subject fund of the museum, as of January 2022, has more than 100 000 items in storage. The museum’s total area is 8400 m², of which the exposition directly occupies 3720 m².

Among the exhibits are samples of rocket and space technology, personal belongings of cosmonauts and designers, archival documents and items of numismatics and philately. The museum owns a branch – the House-Museum of Academician Sergei Pavlovich Korolev on 1st Ostankinskaya Street.

In addition to exhibition work, the museum is engaged in cultural and educational activities and conducts large-scale scientific work.

According to data for 2016, the annual number of visitors reached 510 thousand people, and by 2022 it has grown to 750 000.

Founded: 1981

Opening date: April 10, 1981

Address: Moscow, Prospekt Mira, 111. Nearest metro: VDNKh station.

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