Chernobyl National Museum, Kyiv (Kiev)

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Dedicated to the catastrophic nuclear accident of 1986, Chernobyl National Museum showcases scientific, social, and educational points of view about the event. The accident affected over half a million people and its consequences are still felt in the present day. Spread across three showrooms totaling 1,100 sq m (11,840 sq ft), the museum holds 7,000 items including documents, installations, and visual media. Step inside dioramas for a visually engaging experience. You'll observe the progression of the accident and see its repercussions. You'll also have a chance to view the plant's equipment, photographs, and even artifacts from the disaster site. It's best to arrive here by public transportation, as parking spots are limited. Start your trip to Kyiv (Kiev) by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • I didn't take the audio guide with me so I think I missed out on a lot of context since it was all written in Russian and Ukrainian. The museum is really small, just a few rooms really but the...  more »
  • A great experience and an eye opening insight into the tragic events that occurred. A must do especially if you are going on a tour of Chernobyl as it gives you some background knowledge to help you.....  more »
  • Very good! Very interesting. Electronic 'tours' available in several languages. Staff don't really understand English but you can get by. Easy enough to find. A must if you're interested in Chernobyl.
  • We found this museum to be very interesting to better understand what happened at the time. If you do not read Ukrainian, the audio-guide is a must. The audioguide is a bit repetitive and seems to be focused on treating the event exhaustively from various angles (different professions, detailed timeline) which gets a bit boring hence the 4 stars instead of 5.

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