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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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a nice visit before going to the actual place

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 November 2016
Seoul, South Korea
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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 876 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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441 reviews
309 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Gee L
Seoul, South Korea
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90 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 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
Groningen, The Netherlands
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We went to this museum prior to visiting Pripyat and the reactor, and the the whole tour was very impressive. I've learned a lot new stuff about it that I didn't knew before. Lots of pictures.

Thank GuidoKW
Christchurch, New Zealand
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52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This museum is something that everyone should visit. It is a tribute to the thousands of people killed as a result of man's incompetence when harnessing terrifically powerful technology. It is also a reminder of the willingness of the authorities within the former Soviet Union to with hold information and to distort information that may reflect badly on their regime.... More 

Thank Anthony C
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This is amazing and so informative, but also very upsetting when you see how the workers gave their own lives to protect the people of the city and area, THIS IS A MUST SEE

Thank Russell E

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