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The Space Race - Moscow's Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics and VDNKH (5 hours)

Dive into one of the greatest battles between The Soviet Union and the United States – The Space Race. Immerse yourself in the Soviet era by going back to the Cold War times while visiting the Cosmonautics museum and VDNKh. Visit the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics, home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of Soviet and Russian space-related models and learn some secrets of space exploration, space technology and the history of flight, including the first interplanetary satellite flights, the first dogs in space and man's journeys to the cosmos. Admire space in the arts and with a huge collection of more than 85,000 different items get a look at the way space exploration has changed the world. See plenty of fun gadgetry, an excellently conceived display explaining how astronauts survive a space flight. You will have an unforgettable experience!
  • Learn about the Soviet Union's technological achievements

  • Hear stories of Soviet heroes of the Space Race

  • Learn the facts about the Cold War struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union

Your personal guide will pick you up at your place of stay and accompany to the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics. During your tour, explore the Universe as seen from the perspective of the Soviets, while your guide shares a brief history of the Space Race - the struggle for Space dominance between the Soviet Union and the United States. Walk through the halls of the Air Space Museum and see the space suit of Yuri Gagarin – the first man in space. Travel in time while you learn about the beginning of the space era, successful moon expeditions and the solar system. As the museum is filled with models of spaceships and rockets, you will feel part of a space crew exploring the Universe. You and your expert guide will survey the museum's most famous projects, such as Konstantin Tsiolkovsky’s projects for fulfilling a man’s dream about space flights, first artificial Earth satellites, modern cosmodromes and rockets. Find out more about the history of the Soviet and Russian astronautics - chief designer Sergei Korolev, the founder of practical astronautics, and first research bureaus and the Soviet rocket industry development, triumphal victories and great achievements. You'll know more about launches of the space probes towards the Moon and Solar System planets, long-functioning space stations and international cooperation in space. With astonishing projects to discover, this space exhibition is sure to leave you spellbound!

After the museum you will head to VDNKh Park and soak in the atmosphere of the 1930’s U.S.S.R. Constructed in 1935 it is a perfect demonstration of the Soviet architectural style and takes its visitor’s back to the times of Joseph Stalin and Nikita Khrushchev. At VDNKh you will see life-size “Vostok” rocket and Buran Spacecraft (similar to the U.S. Space Shuttle).   The tour will provide you with a better understanding of Soviet history with both the origins of the Cold War and Space Race.  After the tour, your guide will be happy to accompany you back to your hotel or suggest a good place to eat or get souvenirs.

The largest space museum complex in Russia, The Centre's exposition features more than 120 unique exhibits of aircraft and spacecraft which have never been exhibited in museums before; exhibits of the military-industrial complex enterprises; more than two thousand rare archival documents, photo and video materials. Under the dome of the pavilion, there are game simulators, the Monolith and Cosmic Sphere exposition modules, which is a unique 5D cinema where one can watch the story of the exploration of the Universe, from the Big Bang theory to the prospects of colonizing Mars.

Type: Private Tour
Duration: 5 hours
Departure time: 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 01:00 PM

Important info

Price includes
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request (additional charge may apply)
  • Metro fare
  • Entrance fee to Museum of Cosmonautics
  • Entrance fee to VDNKH-Cosmonautics and Aviation Centre 
  • Private tour to enjoy a more personalized experience
  • Start time of your choice 
  • Flexibility during the tour 
  • Expert local advice where to go and what to do after the tour
Not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional info
  • Tour is not available on Mondays
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Operates in all weather conditions
Departure and Return

Departure point: your centrally located Moscow accommodation

Departure time: departure time specified by the client

Return details: tour concludes at VDNKh 

Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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