Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics

Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics

Moscow's Cosmonautics Museum is dedicated to showcasing the important role Russia played in the space race during the 20th century.

The museum is located underneath the striking 350-foot tall titanium obelisk known as the Monument to the Conquerors of Space, built in 1964 to celebrate the launch of Sputnik.

Journey through the galaxy

The Museum of Cosmonautics pays special tribute to Yuri Gagarin, the Russian national hero who was the first person to orbit the earth. Amongst the fascinating space-related exhibitions, you'll find the space capsule in which the famous astronaut made his great journey.

The museum tour takes visitors on an interesting journey, allowing them to discover numerous original pieces that were used in space travel throughout history, including the first Sputnik (artificial satellite), the first Soviet rocket engine, and the moon rover Lunokhod.

From an exhibition on the evolution of space suits from different periods to space-themed propaganda posters, you'll have captivating insight into the incredible importance placed on the space race during the Soviet era.

An interesting visit

The Cosmonautics Museum in Moscow is a great way to delve into an important part of Russian history


Daily from 10 am to 7 pm (Thursdays and Saturdays until 9 pm).


Adults: 250 (US$ 2.80)
Children 7 to 18: 150 (US$ 1.70)


Metro: VDNKh.