Chernobyl Museum

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.

Chernobyl Museum in Kiev, Ukraine

Chernobyl Museum

Chernobyl Museum in Kiev, Ukraine

Chernobyl Museum

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.

Chernobyl Museum in Kiev, Ukraine

Chernobyl Museum

Chernobyl Museum in Kiev, Ukraine

Chernobyl Museum

Chernobyl Museum in Kiev, Ukraine

Chernobyl Museum

Chernobyl Museum in Kiev, Ukraine

Chernobyl Museum

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.

First responders at the Chernobyl Museum in Kiev, Ukraine

First responders

First responders at the Chernobyl Museum in Kiev, Ukraine

First responders

First responders at the Chernobyl Museum in Kiev, Ukraine

First responders

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.

Children affected by the disaster at the Chernobyl Museum in Kiev, Ukraine

Children affected by the disaster

Chernobyl Museum in Kiev, Ukraine

Chernobyl Museum

Outside of the museum are emergency vehicles used during the response to the disaster, including ambulances, fire trucks, tanks, and military vehicles.

Emergency vehicles at the Chernobyl Museum in Kiev, Ukraine

Emergency vehicles

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