Chernobyl Museum

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Prov Khoryva 1, Kiev, Ukraine
470 5422

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The horror of Chernobyl Jun 02, 2010
I wanted to do the day trip to Chernobyl, but because of my limited time in Kiev I had to settle with the Chernobyl Museum. It is located just one block from the Kontraktova Pl metro station and is very easy to find.

This museum gives you an insight of the disaster that happened near the town of Pripyat in 1986. The Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear accident which occurred on 26 April 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant when reactor number four had a meltdown. It is difficult to grasp the horror of the worst newclear accident ever, but the museum is doing a good attempt. Identety cards, uniforms, photos and other belongings of those who died are displayed. The photos of the area after the explotion and graphs of radiation contamination is a scary reminder of what happened.

Also dispayed are distressing photos of the sorts of deformaties, in animals as well as humans, the accident caused. You can also see an eight-legged piglet.

Imediately after the accident the Sovjet government blamed the power plant operators for the disaster and six people were sentenced to prison. Later analysis of the causes of the accident have shown that deficiencies in the reactor design and in the operating regulations made the accident possible.

The exhibits are in Russian and Ukrainian only (except from the front page of New York Times and Philadelphia Inquirer from the days after the accident). An audio guide can be rented in English or German. To understand anything of the exhibits you really don´t have a choice. I wish they had posted some information in English throughout the museum. The one hour audio guide is packed with information about technical things and can be a little too much to digest.

Opening hours are:

Monday – Saturday: 10-18 (closed last Monday of the month)

Entrance fee:

10 UAH (€1,05)

50 UAH for the audio guide + 100 UAH deposit

20 UAH camera
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Dr_Seuss says:
Remember it well. Still parts of the UK where they have livestock restrictions in place because of the contaminated rain that fell back then
Posted on: Jun 06, 2010
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