Quite an interesting exposition telling the story of the greatest nuclear disaster in history. Entrace fee - 10 UAH. You `re also able to rent an audioguide in different languages (russian, ukrainian, english, german etc.) - 50 UAH (+ 100 UAH of a deposit you`ll be given back after visiting musium). It`s worth to visit it at least once to see the reasons why people should act more sensible.
This museum is a half-memorial, half-educational site detailing the events before and after the Chernobyl Disaster. If you don't feel brave enough to go on an excursion to Pripyat and the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, this is the next best thing. In fact, I'd recommend visiting the museum first before the trip. It gives a detailed history of the disaster as well as providing some necessary context for what events occurred in what location. Definitely recommended. There is some signage in English. Pre-recorded audio tours are available in English for the non-Russian visitors.
Most of the exhibits are simply letters and documents. Really interesting installations little. However, the tour is very informative and a symbolic price won't make you think "is it worth it to go?" Worth it. Go.
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Большинство экспонатов - просто письма и документы. По настоящему интересных инсталляций мало. Тем не менее экскурсия весьма информативна, а чисто символическая цена не заставит вас задумываться "А стоит ли идти?" Стоит. Сходите.
The Chernobyl Museum can be difficult to find, the directions that I had were a bit unclear and I spent 30 minutes walking around the area because I was looking for the wrong street. If you know where you are going, the museum is located only about a 5-10 minute walk from the metro station exit.
The actual museum isn't that big, you can wander around the whole thing in less than an hour. I had a slight misunderstanding with the lady selling tickets due to the language barrier - she was terribly mean, and screamed at me rudely in Russian because I didn't understand that tickets could not be purchased in advance. If you don't speak Russian, you will probably be better off because you won't be able to understand the offensive things that she says about you to her co-workers.
The museum itself is interesting, you can see the actual documents, photos and artifacts from people who lived and worked in the Chernobyl factory. However, I would recommend getting a headset (they offer many different languages) for an audio tour of the museum because all the displays and exhibits are in Russian.
Admission to the museum cost 10 UAH per person and audio guide headsets cost 50 UAH each. If you would like to take photos inside the museum, you will have to pay an extra 20 UAH.