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Chernobyl National Museum

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Address: Kharyvyj Pereulok,1, Kiev 04071, Ukraine
Phone Number:
+380 44 482 5627
09:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 18:00

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Impressive museum

A very impressive museum of the 1968 disaster. Lots of information and genuine items used during the disaster .. Unfortunately a lot of the information was only in Ukrainian and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Nick R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very impressive museum of the 1968 disaster. Lots of information and genuine items used during the disaster .. Unfortunately a lot of the information was only in Ukrainian and the audio guide didn't always manage to clear it up. Still a recommendation, especial for anyone planning on visiting the zone.

Thank Nick R
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not expensive, but well curated. More a tribute to the firefighters and workers that worked so hard to secure the plant. Walk back through the market and take funicular to the top of the hill.

Thank Kevin M
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We were fascinated by our visit to this museum. It was more like a memorial actually with exhibits from towns like Pripyat affected by nuclear fallout. Eerie photos of the aftermath abd from the reactor itself, photos of victims and models and displays detailing the event itself. They have handled the event really well, there is a sombre respectful atmosphere... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Having recently read Nobel prize winner Svetlana Alexievich's "Voices from Chernobyl", this museum was on my bucket list and I am very very happy to have had the chance to visit it. Centrally located, this museum is not only about Chernobyl but informs the visitors about nuclear activities and disasters from all around the world. In case you don't speak... More 

1 Thank TubaKoseogluOkcu
St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

There are very few signs to direct you to this museum, but it is located next to a police station, so if you are unsure ask for the local police HQ! Cost to enter 10 UAH (approx. 30p). To take photographs it will cost an extra 30 UAH (10 UAH per room = £1). I did it the wrong way... More 

Thank Chris S
Carluke, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We had a free ticket for this museum so went along. There's lots of stuff to see and lots to read but nothing in English if you don't speak Ukrainian. It was slightly tricky to find. There's a sign from the metro station. Turn left out of the metro station towards the main square and market, turn left on the... More 

Thank Howard_Miller
Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We had high expectations of this place but were disappointed unfortunately. It is quite difficult to find, as there are only a few signposts pointing to it and it blends into the street. We went in and at first it was extremely visually impressive. Unfortunately the ticket lady was very grumpy and miserable. We paid her but we were not... More 

1 Thank Tom J
Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

A great way to spend a couple of hours, seeing how this tragedy affected this area with photos and film. So much to take in about this very sad disaster. Worth a visit and pennies to get in

Thank 66luk
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

It was a very confusing display of items, with literally thousands of things connected to Chernobyl. There was no explanation in English.

1 Thank Gee L
Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We went here the day before actually going to Chernobyl just to get a feel for it. Get the electronic tour guide and beware the numbers on the displays for the tour guide can be hard to find. The museum is lacking in English so the tour guide is a must have to get the most out of the museum.

Thank medraut

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