Chernobyl Museum Kiev – Recollecting The Nuclear Disaster


Just after 1am on 26th April 1986 about 100km north of Kiev, the number four reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded sending a blanket of radioactive dust into the air. Only one person was killed in the initial explosion but with time, it is regarded nearly 500,000 persons have perished because of the effects of radiation following the explosion.

The storyline of that terrible chain of events is portrayed at the Chernobyl Museum in Kiev which not merely have an affect on people in Ukraine but additionally Belarus, sections of the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and Scandinavia. Coupled with presenting the explanation for the explosion as well as its horrendous effects, the Chernobyl museum has many individual items from individuals who worked in the plant as well as pilots and firemen that assisted contain the radiation and seal the reactor. You will find images of the power plant and the people involved in the containment and clean up operation.

The museum is somewhat tricky to find. The easiest way is to take the metro (blue line) to Kontraktova Ploshchad and it is a few streets away. The address is 1 Kharyvyj Pereulok and this road runs in between Khoryva Street and Spaska Street. Left of the entrance is a commemorative statue and on the right are two or three rescue vehicles. Entry to the museum was 2UAH and the rent of the audio commentary was an additional 5UAH. Languages available were English and German.

The tour around the museum needs around one hour and is really worth a visit whether you are preparing a tour to Chernobyl or not. With a street map of Kiev and a spot of preparation, a visit to the museum can quite simply be a part of a day’s sightseeing around the metropolis.

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