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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
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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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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.

2 Thank Gee L
Seoul, South Korea
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90 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 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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50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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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60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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23 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
Berlin, Germany
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The Chernobyl accident has always been something that's fascinated me, it was the main catalyst for my trip to Kiev, however this museum was a massive letdown. Very little information as to what actually happened and just seems to be a huge tourist trap. Audio guide is available but after 20-30 minutes (It lasts 100) I couldn't wait to get... More 

Thank JonFTU
Izmir, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Excellent museum, take the audioguide. You can leave your coat for free, they will safely keep it. They ask for a small payment for cameras, pay it, you wont regret. Following this visit, you will realize what is Chernobyl and how the humanity spoils the world.

Thank PrinceofCaspian
United Kingdom
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74 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We visited Chernobyl on a 2-day overnight tour before our visit, and this was a fantastic supplement to it. A fascinating museum, full of interesting artefacts and exhibits. It's very harrowing in places, lots of stories of the people who died in the disaster, and offers a real insight into what it was like for those affected by the tragedy.... More 

Thank SJ1870
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30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

It's an easy walk from the city center to this museum. Very inexpensive admission. If you cannot read Russian or Ukrainian, get the audioguide. The museum walks you through the timeline of the disaster and provides thoughful reflection on how much destruction we can wreak on our environment. I especially enjoyed the sculptures and artwork throughout the museum.

Thank Phil T

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