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Tsiolkovsky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics (Музей истории космонавтики им. К.Э.Циолковского)

Tsiolkovsky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics in Kaluga was opened in 1967 for the ones who are fond of space. The first brick to the foundation was put by Yuri Gagarin in 1961 several months after his first journey into outer space in human history. It was the first museum in the world dedicated to space and one of the largest in Russia.

State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics

The museum exposition reveals the history of aeronautics, aviation, rocket and space technology, including the first artificial satellite and modern orbital stations designed for long-term work. Every visitor has an opportunity to make marvelous pictures dressed in a real spacesuit. There is a copy of Vostok 1, the spaceship by which Yuri Gagarin ascended to the distant and unknown outer space.

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857 – 1935) is the founder of theoretical astronautics. His scientific works are widely covered.

In the museum building, there is a planetarium equipped with modern technology for demonstrating programs that imitate the presence in outer space.

Open hours and price

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – from 10 to 18

Wednesday – from 11 to 21

Saturday, Sunday – from 10 to 19

Day off – Monday, and last Friday of each month

Ticket price 250 rub

The excursion in the English language is available, request in advance at the Museum official website or by phone +7 (4842) 705-025, +7 (919) 037-33-22

How to get to the Tsiolkovsky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics

2, Akademika Koroleva Ulitsa, Kaluga

In the Russian language – Калуга, ул. Академика Королева, 2

Links

Tsiolkovsky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics in Kaluga website in the Russian language.

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