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Monino Aviation Museum tour


The Central Air Force Museum in Monino is truly a treat for anyone who loves aviation. It boasts a unique collection of Soviet-era and foreign aircraft, helicopters, engines, rescue equipment, fuses and ammunition, flying machine models, rare photographs and other documents. The Air Force Museum was created in 1958 from aircraft repair workshops. The Museum received its first visitors in 1960, when it had only 14 aircraft on display. Today Monino is the biggest aviation museum in the former USSR. Overall, the museum has 173 aircrafts and more than 120 aircraft engines. During your Monino tour you will learn the history of Russian and Soviet aviation from 1909 up to the present day.

The museum area is vast; overall it is about 20 hectares. Part of the exhibition is on display in hangars but most of the airplanes and helicopters are on the airfield.

During Soviet times the museum was off-limits to foreigners. But now it welcomes all Russian and foreign visitors, and since 2006 special permission is no longer required

Draft itinerary:
8.15 am meeting with a guide at Komsomolskaya metro station
8.40 am taking the train to Monino ( it takes 1 h20)
10 am arrival in Monino and walking to the museum
10.30-12.45 museum tour
 lunch break
2.30/3pm taking train back to Moscow
estimated arrival time  in Moscow is 4-4.30 pm

Tour duration: 7-8 hours
Tour cost: 3400 Rub
Other expenses: about 400 Rub train ticket round trip and lunch
Prepayment of 1400 Rub is required and not refundable.
Meeting time: 8.15 am
Meeting place: Komsomolskaya metro station ( more details will be sent before te tour)

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