chernobChernobyl Museum

Just few weeks before the explosion the authorities of the industrial elite town Prypyat were preparing for city celebrations and introduction of new entertainment centre. Now the area is deserted and the vicious serenity of the city Prypyat is not disturbed if only by curious tourist groups. By visiting Chernobyl museum you will get familiar with the details of major technological nuclear catastrophe of the mankind, an explosion at the fourth nuclear power reaction section on the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station which took place in April of 1986.

The museums displays about 7000 exhibits consisting of the classified documents, maps, pictures, ethnical belongings and personal belongings of the people who died on duty in the aftermath of the following few days while liquidating the consequences of the explosion.

The Chernobyl museum was opened on April 26, 1992 five years after the tragedy. The exposition presented to the visitors has been collected gradually, as many facts and exhibits were either confidential or not available due to the conspiracy policy which was adopted by the government. For a long time the participants of the aftermath were not allowed to talk about what they had seen or experienced. Many of the original documents presented in the museum have been exposed to the publicity for the first time and bear the stamp “Classified”.

To learn more about the Soviet legacy visit former military secret Missile Base in Ukraine.

Address

1 Khorevoy Side Street

Open hours

Monday through Friday from 10.00 to 18.00

Saturday from 10.00 to 17.00

Closed day is Sunday