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The Museum of Cosmonautics and Rocket Technology

The Museum of Cosmonautics and Rocket Technology

The Museum of Cosmonautics and Rocket Technology is the most interesting museum of the Rabbit fortress. It is devoted to the history of the Russian cosmonautics and rocket technology. In 1930, the first USSR rocket research laboratories were formed here . The exhibited pieces include the rocket items, documents dedicated to cosmonautics and rocket technology, engines, an original vehicle of a legendary spaceship "Soyuz-16", flight suits and equipment, spacesuits and space food.

The visitors will also have the opportunity to find out who the main rocket engineers of the Soviet Union were. Valentin Pertovich Glushko, one of the three most important Soviet rocket engineers, along with Volodimir Colomej and Sergei Pavlovich Korolov. Glushko constructed an important rocket engine RD-1KhZ. After the Second World War Glushko was sent to Eastern Germany where he studied the German rocket program. In 1946, he became the chief engineer of his department.


Ticket price of the Museum of Cosmonautics and Rocket Technology
Regular price: 150 rub (2 €)
Reduced price: 100 rub (1.5 €)

The tour including the visit to the Cathedral of Saint Peter, Grand Ducal Burial Chapel and Trubetskoy Bastion Prison and all other displays  of the Peter and Paul fortress:
Regular price: 600 rub (8 €)
Reduced price: 350 rub (5 €)
We strongly recommend our visitors to choose this tour, as they will be able to see almost all museums and the cathedral.


Working hours of the Museum of Cosmonautics and Rocket Technology
Every day from 11:00 to 18:00h.
Tuesdays from 11:00 to 17:00h.
Wednesday closed

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