The Moscow Cosmonautics Museum (formerly the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics) opened for visitors at the VDNKh Cosmonaut Alley on the eve of the twentieth anniversary of the first manned space flight – April 10, 1981. The first exhibits of the museum they were historical materials, equipment and astronaut clothing.

From 2006 to 2009, a planned large-scale reconstruction of the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics was carried out in Moscow, and now it is a large exhibition complex with an area of ​​more than 4350 square meters. In a modern building, there is a conference room, a theme library, a movie theater for 80 people, a cafeteria, conference and lesson rooms, the Kosmotrek test room, the Space Veterans Club, a branch of the Control Center of Mission, storage facilities and other facilities.

The permanent exhibition of the Museum of Cosmonautics in Moscow includes a full-size model of a fragment of the Mir station, space and space technology, work and personal belongings of astronauts, and archival documents of different years.

The museum constantly hosts various promotions and raffles, holidays and celebrations. This is an ideal place for an educational holiday with children.

Ticket prices at the Museum of Cosmonautics at VDNH

The cost of admission to the museum is:

for individual visitors: 250 rubles;
for children from 7 to 18 years, full-time students (secondary, professional education) – 100 rubles;
preferential (for pensioners, disabled, large families) – 50 rubles.
A special rate for a family visiting the museum is the entrance fee for 650 rubles: the package includes tickets for 2 adults and 2 children (from 7 to 17 years old).

Free admission to the museum is possible for children under 6, disabled children, orphans; veterans and heroes of hostilities, military of military service; museum workers; Disabled invalids of groups I and II.

Operation mode

The Moscow Cosmonautics Museum is open to visitors from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., with the exception of Thursdays and Saturdays, on this day the museum is open until 9:00 p.m. The cash register closes half an hour before the end of the working day. Monday is a day off.

Museum Hours

Monday, Tuesday – days off;
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday – from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday – from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The tours are made by prior agreement. The current poster of conferences, exhibitions and other events can be clarified on the official website of the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics.


To date, the collection of the Museum of Cosmonautics has more than 96,000 exhibits, including space and space technology, photographs, relics of materials, newspapers and documents, audio and video recordings, postage stamps, painting and art printing. Most of the exhibits are donated to the museum.

The museum’s collection is distributed in 8 exhibition halls:

“The morning of the space age”: a room dedicated to the first period of space exploration, here you can see samples of equipment used at that time, stuffed squirrels and arrows.
“Creators of the space age”: an exhibition representing the installation of the gallery of the museum house of K. E. Tsiolkovsky and the study hall of S. P. Korolev.
“Space house in orbit” (modern manned astronautics): an area that includes astronaut household items, as well as models of manned spacecraft from the Soyuz series, the Mir and Salyut-6 orbital stations, the Sokol-K and Hawk space suits “,” Orlan-D “.
“Investigation of the Moon and the planets of the solar system”: a room where you can familiarize yourself with the history of flights to the Earth’s satellite and other planets.
“Cosmonautics – for humanity” – a section dedicated to the use of satellites and containing designs “Express-AM”, “Screen-M”, “Meteor-3 M”, “Resource-DK1”, “GLONASS”.
“International cooperation in space” is an area, whose main theme is the interaction of states in the development of astronautics, here are models of the satellite “Intercosmos-1”, spacecraft “Soyuz-37”, APAS “Soyuz -19 “,” spacecraft coupling “Soyuz-19” – “Apollo”, “International Space Station”.The “International Space Park” (space states of the world, the space and rocket industry of Russia) is a section that is a continuation of the previous one and includes modern models of rockets and transport systems such as Soyuz, Proton and Buran.
“History and culture of the space age”: an exhibition dedicated to creativity on the theme of space.

In addition to the exhibition halls, the museum has a movie theater and a conference room. The rooms and premises of the museum are equipped for people with limited mobility: blind and visually impaired visitors, visitors with a violation of the musculoskeletal system.

Creation History

The starting point for the appearance of the Cosmonautics Museum in VDNH is the installation here in 1964 of the Monument to the conquerors of space, one of the most magnificent monuments of the twentieth century, which was a 107 meter high titanium rocket.

According to the plan of SPKorolev, the chief designer of the space rocket industry of the USSR, at the base of the monument’s stylobate, premises were assigned for the creation of the museum, whose mission was to popularize astronautics and preserve the scientific heritage and technician of the Russian space age.

However, the construction and layout of the museum took a long time (several years were required for work not foreseen by the project, the elimination of defects and defects identified), it opened only in 1981. The ceremonial event took place on April 10 and it was scheduled to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Yu’s space flight. A. Gagarin

Visitors to the Commemorative Museum of Cosmonautics received evidence of the country’s first successes and achievements in space exploration: the first space suits, the first artificial satellites on Earth, spacecraft to study the moon and the planets of the solar system. The museum facilities were decorated with various techniques using the most modern materials of the time to create the illusion of being in space.

In 2009, the museum was opened after a major reconstruction, which allowed to increase the area of ​​the exhibition space four times.

How to get to the Museum of Cosmonautics in Moscow

You can reach the Moscow Cosmonautics Museum on all types of public transport, by private car or by taxi. The entrance to the museum is on the side of the first cross-section.


Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday: from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., box office – until 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Saturday: from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., box office – until 8:30 p.m. Monday is a day off.


A ticket for an adult – 250 rubles, preferential – 50 rubles, for children and students – 100 rubles. Free for legal categories of citizens.


+7499 750-23-00 (ext. 1016, ext. 1006)


Metro to the Museum of Cosmonautics

The nearest metro station is VDNH (Kaluga-Riga line – the sixth line of the Moscow Metro), it has 3 exits, you must select the main one located in the territory of the complex in front of the Monument to the Conquerors of Space.

Interactive scheme of the Moscow metro (Yandex. Metro)

Ground transportation

Near the museum there are stops of various types of transport (Metro VDNH):

trams No. 11, 17, 25;
buses No. 15, 33, 56, 93, 136, 154, 154k, 172, 195, 244, 286, 311, 316, 317, 375, 388, 392, 451, 496, 499, 533, 544, 576k, 834 , 903. 903k, H6, T13;
fixed route taxis No. 333, 551k, 565, 578;
trolleybuses number 14, 76.
How to arrive by car?
You can reach the Cosmonautics Museum in Moscow by car on Mira Avenue, but you should definitely consider the situation on the roads: during traffic jams, it is faster and more convenient to take the subway.

For convenient transportation to the museum, you can use taxi applications (Uber, Gett, Yandex. Taxi, Maxim) or car sharing (Delimobil, Anytime, Belkacar, Lifcar).

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