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Chernobyl National Museum

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

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Very informative, but very little English

I would recommend going to this museum with someone who can translate from Russian / Ukrainian. Your second best option is paying for an English audio guide. That's because most... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 June 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Everyone should visit this. Well laid out and informative. We had an English speaking guide which helped. But. Watch out for the slightly suspect charge for photography and the grumpy caretakers. Do visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

I would recommend going to this museum with someone who can translate from Russian / Ukrainian. Your second best option is paying for an English audio guide. That's because most of the material is not in English. But it doesn't mean the place lacks anything. There's plenty of photos, newspaper articles, exhibits. You might want to spend here anywhere from... More 

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Larnaka District, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Amazing museum, with untold artefact's from the time of the explosion. A must of this tour is to see the display model of the power station that changes as if your watching the disaster unfold, very impressive. not the biggest museum but a must if you are interesting in or going to visit Chernobyl.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

This museum focuses on the horrible 1986 explosion and fire at Reactor #4 which is only 62 miles from Kiev. This museum offers a modern re-creation of the events of that fateful day and shows the path of the radiation and the mass evacuations that eventually relocated over 300,000 people from Ukraine and Belarus. The nucler accident and its subsequent... More 

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Odessa, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

I visited this museum with my friends. It's really nice place to visit. They put almost everything related to Chernobyl disaster. And you also can purchase English audio so, you can understand what happened at that time and what's there placed in museum. Because, almost everything is written in either Ukrainian or Russian.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Nice, well put together museum. Something to do alone so you can take the time to read all the little pieces in the display. Good price and offer English headphones.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

The museum is interesting and there is a lot of unique documents about the nuclear disaster, but unfortunately everything is only in Russian language.

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Cyprus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

This isn't the most up to date and impressive museum you will ever visit, but it does give you a real insight into the whole Chernobyl tragedy. Some of the information is in English but some of the exhibits simply don't need to be translated to convey the tragic story.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

It took ages to find as the entrance in at the rear of a building. Even locals and a police officer were unable to direct us to the museum and we were only yards from it! Entrance fee is cheap but once inside you see why it's cheap. Not much to see, a bit of a disappointment. Very dark, a... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

I really liked this museum, but it's not very big or flashy. There is an English audio guide that will give you a lot of info, but it's a slow pace.

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