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Crafts Courtyard Museum

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Bohdana Khmelnytskoho vul. 42, Zhytomyr 10031 Ukraine
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Korolyov Astronautics Museum - Kyiv-Zhytomyr private guided trip

Take a quick and comfortable private 2 hours trip from Kyiv and the guide will show you absolutely unique place.<br>On this tour you will get to know the history of the missiles constructor Sergey Korolyov who designed the world’s first spaceship which took Yuri Gagarin, the first cosmonaut into space on 12 April 1961. You'll also visit the childhood home, a little house with 5 rooms in the center of Zhytomyr city.<br>The museum was opened in 1970 with the help of his mother. The exposition includes many private things, around 11,000 items related to rocket and space exploration, including the SOYUZ 27 reentry module. <br>Explore the engine of the missile, see little copies of the Soviet era space rockets, spacesuit, meal for cosmonauts, equipment, pinks, books about space.<br>Benefit from a private guide company for a more personalized experience.
US$151.19 per adult
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360degreetraveller wrote a review Oct 2020
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The name “Crafts Courtyard Museum” does not capture the exhibition. A more accurate name would be “Soviet Era Nostalgia Collection”, for this is really what you will experience when you walk through the exhibition. The collection offers an eye-opening display of thousands of items used by soviet citizens from the 1920s to the late 1980s. The privately run museum is located in an industrial area, in a remote corner of Zhytomyr, at some distance from the city center, but reachable by taxi. The last piece of road, leading to the gate is not paved. You have arrived when you see a gate with the name of the Museum above and a small wooden ticket house. If the museum is closed, you can call the owner and Chief Custodian (non-English speaking) who will arrive in 10 minutes to open. The ticket price is still low despite it was raised recently because some foreign visitors mistook the low price for a low-quality experience. This is not the case. If you have a Ukrainian/English speaker in your group, you can opt for a guided tour by the Chief Custodian with him/her as an interpreter. The tour through the courtyard and two floors of exhibitions takes 1-1½ hours and is recommended if you want a more detailed explanation of the items available for Soviet citizens and a better understanding of life in the Soviet Union. The experience is not great, but it is good and much higher than we expected. We voluntarily paid 100 UAH per person for the entrance and guided tour. The number of annual visitors (in non-COVID-19 years) is around 5,000.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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