The Chornobyl Museum
City:
Kiev
Address:
Khoryva Lane, 1, Kyiv, 02000
Built:
1992
Open:
from 10 AM to 6 PM
Entrance fee:
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The Chernobyl Museum in Kyiv was opened on April 26, 1992. The date on April 26 has become sad for many people who have somehow faced with the largest nuclear disaster in the history - a tragic accident at the fourth power unit of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which occurred in 1986. The opening of the Museum of Chornobyl was timed to the fifth anniversary of the accident.

Dedicated to chronicle of the Chernobyl catastrophe in 1986, analyzing the causes and consequences of the accident. You will find typical things, photographs, relics from the exclusion zone,declassified documents and maps. Three-phase diorama of Chernobyl nuclear power plant before, during and after the accident.

 

Exhibition in museum

The National Museum of Chornobyl is devoted to the chronicle of the Chornobyl events of 1986, analysis of the causes and consequences of the accident. There are about 7,000 different exhibits in its exposition, one of the strongest emotional influences of the elements of the museum's exposition is the corridor, in which signs to the names of settlements are attached to the ceiling. All names are the names of the dead nowadays cities and villages abandoned by residents after the accident.

The exhibits were gathered literally on crumbs because all information about the Chornobyl tragedy for a long time was kept under the stamp "Secretly". To expand the exposition, the museum's staff worked with state, departmental, community and family archives, communicated with scientists and liquidators, carried out several expeditions to the exclusion zone and directly on the ChNPP.

Symbolically decorated entrance to the museum - the visitors meet a sign with the words "Est dolendi modus, non est timendi", which means "There is a limit in sadness, but it is not alarmed." To get to the museum, tourists pass a barrier with lights, and then get on the Chernobyl road with a rooted apple tree, decorated in the form of stairs. Along the road there are road signs bearing the names of 76 cities and villages of Ukraine, who got into the resettlement area. Above the road - the boss from the exclusion zone.

The museum's pride is the current model of the Chernobyl NPP and the diorama "Chornobyl NPP before, during and after the accident". Several stands tell about the dedicated work of the liquidators of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster consequences, among which there were representatives of various professions, all of them united with great desire to help. In 1998, in the Chernobyl Museum appered an electronic book of memory for the participants of the accident liquidation, which contained of more than 5,000 names of liquidators. Visitors are also offered to watch unique video materials about the catastrophe and its consequences.

It should be noted that the Chernobyl Museum is an active public figure, develops international relations. There was organized a cycle of exhibitions "The World for Children of Chernobyl", which tells about international projects of assistance to the victims. Mobile expositions shows abroad, particular in Erfurt, London and Barcelona. The museum supports Ukrainian and foreign artists who devote much attention to Chornobyl in their works. The museum exhibits works by V. Skopich, V. Petrov, Paolo Chimoni, Sano Tomohito and others.