Delve into an authentic Cold War bunker and discover the secrets of a period marked by espionage and the threat of an imminent nuclear missile attack.
Bunker-42 Cold War Museum Guided Tour
Greet your English-speaking guide at the Cold War Museum ticket office, situated in the heart of Taganka district, in Moscow.
The museum is inside the world-famous Bunker-42, 65 meters below ground level. The shelter was built mid-twentieth century, during the Cold War. The Cold War period was characterized by a pressing fear of a nuclear war, consequence of the growing tensions between the Western bloc and Eastern bloc.
Visit the various rooms and passages that were set up to house nearly 3.000 people in case of a nuclear attack. The rooms had airtight doors, food, water, fuel and a ventilation system.
Discover the equipment room and the powerful war-proof telecommunications system inside the bunker. While you wander through the numerous halls, your guide will relate the horrifying stories about Soviet spies and the messages sent to and from the URSS during the Cold War. Bunkers built from 1947 to 1991 were not only built to protect citizens, but they also included new strategies to weaken their enemy.
Your tour will come to an end at the museum’s ticket office.
You must walk down 18 flights of stairs to access the bunker. Guests with reduced mobility can take an elevator, which is in a nearby restaurant, accompanied by your guide, instead of walking down the stairs.
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A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
The use of masks is obligatory. Masks will be given to those clients who do not have their own.
Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves throughout its duration.
Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.
Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
Alcoholic drinks are not available.
The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit).
1 hour - 1 hour 30 minutes.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
English speaking guide.
Entrance to Bunker 42 Cold War Museum.
When to book?
You can book up until 48 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
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No printing of documentation required.
Promotes local employment.
Has a gender equality policy.
Has a carbon footprint offset policy.
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Bunker-42 Cold War Museum