The tragedy about which the government remained silent. Disaster about which inhabitants of the country that suffered the most from radiation did not know. 26 April 1986 was the starting point for the beginning of a long and overdue reflection on that, if "peaceful atom" is really peaceful...
When you enter the museum you can see the signs all 70 settlements of Ukraine whose residents were forced to leave their homes and go to nowhere. The whole exposition includes about 7 000 exhibits — declassified documents, maps, photographs, monuments of Polesie folk architecture collected by expeditions to the Chornobyl evacuation zone. For example, you can see the nuclear power plant operator's log where he was made records in the first hours after the explosion — it is terrible to know that this man has lived only 2 weeks after the accident.
Also you can see unique videos about the catastrophe and its consequences (did you know that helicopter that fought with fire fell to the reactor with all its crew?), the scale model of the Chornobyl nuclear power plant.
Museum is located at the Podil Fire Station (here and in the neighbouring building in 1980s, housed the Kiev Regional Fire Department, which took the brunt to extinguish the fire at Chornobyl).