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 around 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 the 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.
To make the most of your visit, we recommend that you visit the museum accompanied by an expert guide to ensure you don't miss a single detail. Our Tour of Soviet Moscow combines a visit to this museum and the neighbouring All-Russia Exhibition Centre, or VDNKh: an unmissable activity for those with an interest in Soviet history.