1, Khoryva Lane, Kyiv

Working hours

Closed Working hours

About the place

The National Museum “Chernobyl”is a multifunctional institution combining scientific, cultural and educational activity with a modern museum and archive, documenting,preservingand conveying the history of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster as the most severe radioecological disaster of the XX century. The after-effects of it have no analogy and differ from other natural or manmade catastrophes. These are still the issues of contemporaneity and, unfortunately, of the generation to come.

The Museum opened to the public on April 26, 1992,in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, from a hundred kilometers ofthe epicenter of the disaster.

Past events

Artefact media art exhibition

Fri 26 Apr 10:00-11:00

Review 5

Stu Richards

Great museum with some impressive (and decontaminated) artefacts from the nuclear accident. Quite a few poignant and personal stories from the people involved. Audio tour is available in many languages, but it does go on a bit and the numbers for it can be difficult to see on the displays. However it's a must visit place if you're in Kiev.
Information taken from

Rada Scherwey

A fascinating place definitely worth visiting. Nestled in the charming district, sometimes known as "Little Prague", the National Museum of Chernobyl boasts the exposition, containing everything from the 1986 ambulance and utility vehicles to the modern, Chernobyl disaster inspired pieces of art, donated to the museum from all around the world. An audioguide is recommended to rent (50 UAH as of late 2017), in case you are not fluent in either Ukrainian or Russian languages.
Information taken from

Bernhard L

Not a very big museum, but equipped with a lot of unique pictures and a big diversity of material. In front of the museum there are vehicles from that time, I guess they don’t were in use at the plant side. I specially would recommend visiting the museum before any trips to the exclusion zone, despite the fact that some agencies provide promotion codes for a visit after the trip. Beside a normal visit you also can pay to make photos and if you want to go deeper, there are audio guides available in a big variety of languages.
Information taken from

James Vail

What a neat little museum. It houses so much history and information in a small little area. My recommendation get the audio guide it has tons of good info on it. I would most definitely come back here again. It opened eyes to one of the world worst nuclear disasters. It also brings to mind the plight on the Ukrainian people that it is still to this day. It will forever be with me in my memory. To all those lost in the fight to contain it. My thanks.
Information taken from

Tomasz Radecki

A detailed museum covering Chernobyl powerplant incident. Interesting installation but get ready that most of expositions have descriptions in Ukrainian. Audio guides available for additional fee. The museum is overloaded with details which may be a bit too much for an average visitor. Some fast lane variant would be useful.
Information taken from

Next to The National Museum "Chernobyl"


Celentano Pizza

36 m. st. O. Teligi, 13/14

(044) 425-03-12



66 m. Spaska Street, 6a, Kyiv

(068) 576-20-20


Talkies Bar

68 m. 3, st. Mezhigorskaya, Kуіv

(099) 608-20-40


Tequila House

74 m. вулиця Спаська, 8А, Київ, Украина, 02000

(044) 485-24-04


Once in Kyiv

81 m. 11 Spaska St

(068) 605-74-58


DOM №10

94 m. 10 Spasska str., Kyiv

(067) 502-03-54



108 m. 2.,street Mezhygirskaya, of. 139, Kyiv

(044) 425-49-31


Urban Grill meat&cider

111 m. 25/12, Khoryva vulytsia, 04071

(098) 292-90-90


Kyiv Municipal Academic Opera and Ballet Theater for Children and Youth

111 m. 2 Mezhigorskaya str., Kyiv

(044) 425-42-80


Арт-bar G Point

112 m. 25 Khoryva Str., Kyiv

(098) 203-30-50

Join Us on Our Social Networks