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.
The Museum of Cosmonautics is one of the largest scientific and historical museums in the world. The history of the museum began in the second half of the 20th century, when in 1964 the monument "To the Conquerors of Space" appeared on the map of Moscow.
October 4th, 1964
The Monument "To the Conquerors of Space" was erected at Prospekt Mira in Moscow. This outstanding city landmark has been jointly designed by architects Michail Barsh and Andrey Kolchin, and sculptor Andrey Faydish-Krandiyevskiy. The 110-meter titanium monument at VDNKh became a symbol of the qualitative technological leap of its time. The launch of the first artificial Earth satellite, the first living creatures and the first man in space became the starting point in the world space industry.
September 28th, 1967
The Soviet government initiates the creation of the Museum of Cosmonautics at the foot of the Monument "To the Conquerors of Space'' in memory of the nation’s achievements in space exploration.
The Museum of Cosmonautics opens its doors to public on April 10, 1981, on the 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.
The modern exposition includes:
- 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
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
Address: 1st Ostankino street 28.
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.