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Open seven days a week, 10.00-18.00. Entry to the Museum is free.

Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age

Opens 18 September 2015
Exhibition will be open until 22.00 every Friday
 

In 1957 Russia launched the world's first artificial satellite, Sputnik, into space and just four years later sent the first ever human – Yuri Gagarin. Discover the dramatic story of how Russia turned the dream of space travel into a reality and became the first nation to explore space in this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition.

Cosmonauts will reveal the most significant collection of Russian spacecraft and artefacts ever to be shown in the UK. Come face-to-face with Vostok-6, the capsule flown by Valentina Tereshkova, the first ever woman in space, and examine the fascinating gadgets cosmonauts need to live in space, including a shower, toilet, medical instruments and survival kits for crash landings. 

Explore the historical, cultural and spiritual context of Russian space travel, shaped especially by the turbulent early decades of the twentieth century. See poignant testimonies and memorabilia belonging to some of the biggest names in spaceflight and discover the deeply personal stories of the pioneers who kick-started the space age.

Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age

Discover the story of Russian space travel in this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition
Price: £14 (concessions available)

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With additional support from:

ART RUSSE
The Blavatnik Family Foundation