Museum of Baikonur Cosmodrome History, Baikonur

Learn about the cosmonauts, space engineers, and rocket scientists who changed the course history at Museum of Baikonur Cosmodrome History. The museum opened in 1967, on the 50th anniversary of the October Revolution, six years after the first human orbited the Earth. See models of the ground control panel used on Yuri Gagarin's legendary flight. The museum also features signed photographs of space crews, astronaut uniforms, and many items that belonged to Gagarin. Use our Baikonur trip itinerary maker to visit Museum of Baikonur Cosmodrome History on your trip to Baikonur, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We had a tour with guide who was very good. The museum is not only showing space history but also the history of the city. The overall museum is a bit old, new toilets and perhaps a small cafe would.....  more »
  • Interesting compact museum with lots of space related things. It was great to see displays and artefacts of objects from the space programme close to. Everything is well laid out and there is a tiny.....  more »
  • A must go if you are a space fan! There‘s one of the original Buran shuttles and Sputniks to see! And the whole history of Russian space travel. Nearby are the launchpads of the Sojuz starts. But you need a special permit to enter and a guided tour, which are not cheap!
  • Museum with a lot of personal belongings of the scientific staff of the cosmodrome. The most interesting thing is to sit in the booth of Burana.
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