Ukrainian National Chernobyl Museum

When I was in Ukraine, I had the opportunity to visit the Ukrainian National Chernobyl Museum in Kiev… a museum dedicated to the events on April 26, 1986, and what has transpired since.  My plan when heading to Ukraine was to actually visit Pripyat/Chernobyl itself, but the tours were shut down indefinitely so I had to settle for perusing around a museum instead.  It was one of the more popular things to do in Kiev, so I was pretty excited.

I am not really an avid museum-goer, to say the least.  But this museum was fascinating to me and was very well organized and put together and had everything (including audio sets and guides) in English.  I had done a really long paper for my undergrad on the disaster, so I was super familiar with all aspects of the disaster and really found myself engaged in everything the museum had to offer.

Ukrainian National Chernobyl Museum

Ukrainian National Chernobyl Museum

Ukrainian National Chernobyl Museum

Ukrainian National Chernobyl Museum

Ukrainian National Chernobyl Museum

Ukrainian National Chernobyl Museum
Ukrainian National Chernobyl Museum

Ukrainian National Chernobyl Museum

Ukrainian National Chernobyl Museum

Ukrainian National Chernobyl Museum

Ukrainian National Chernobyl Museum

Ukrainian National Chernobyl Museum

If you’re unable to go and see Pripyat and Chernobyl in person, I would definitely recommend this museum.  It was cheap and well worth the time I spent there.

To read more about the Ukrainian National Chernobyl Museum, click here

Updated 7 September 2016:  I have since been to Chernobyl and Pripyat.  If you’d like to read about my experiences there, you can find them all here.

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woohooo! that looks really awesome!

I really want to go here someday too (and the museum looks good too!). This guy has some great pics og Pripyat:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chriswevers/sets/72157617808497993/

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It’s strange, i haven’t known that such a place is available in Kiev. But I was in Kiev for lot of times…
I don’t recommend you to visit pripyat’ cause it can contain a lot of radiation still and don’t belief in booklets, it’s Ukraine, you know, everybody lies(Hugh Laurie =)).

P.S. I’ll move to Bergen from Ukraine next week, if you have something to talk about the country , write me back.

And P.P.S. Find about Sevastopol city in Ukraine, it’s really worth to visit.

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