The Chernobyl Museum is a must-see for visitors in Kiev, especially for anyone planning on touring Chernobyl. It’s located in the Podil district and open daily except Sundays from 10am to 6pm. Admission (as of October 2016) is 10 UAH for adults with audioguides costing 50 UAH. A photo pass is extra.
The museum is very well done and the haunting exhibits really left me thinking. Everything is in Ukrainian so I would recommend an audio guide, although you can decipher things easily because it’s a very visual museum. I would also recommend visiting the museum before a tour of Chernobyl so you can better understand the scope of the disaster.
There are exhibits about the people who helped after the Chernobyl disaster, including pictures of those who risked (and gave) their lives to contain the spread of radioactive fallout.
There were also displays about the civilians who were affected by the disaster. Medical equipment used to test victims for radiation and photos of sick children were especially moving.
Outside of the museum are emergency vehicles used during the response to the disaster, including ambulances, fire trucks, tanks, and military vehicles.