Address: 1, Medova Str., Kiev
Phone: +38 (044) 241 25 83, 241 2584.
Opening Hours: in summer: 10:00 - 19:00; in winter: 10:00 - 17:00
Closed on Monday and Tuesday
On the street with the romantic name «Honey» there is one of the greatest museums in the capital - the Aircraft Museum. You will be able to see the very helicopter with vertical flight, the first soviet passenger liner. The only collection of nuclear bombers Tu-22 in the world is also here as well as the airplane from the film «Old men go to fight». It is really the most interesting museum!
In 2003, when the hundredth anniversary of aviation was celebrated, a decree about creation of the Museum was released. Collection was collected at factories, hangars, and even at the film studio named after Dovzhenko. More than 70 machines are placed on the territory of 14 hectares - airplanes, helicopters, rockets, engines lie and an armament is exhibited.
The very first in the USSR Tu-104 with the first serial number – 001 is here, at the entrance to the ground of Museum. There is also similar first test Il-86 and Il-18 with a number 0101. There are not such ones on the territory of USSR anymore.
Here is legendary Su-24, supersonic, elusive for radars. Mig-25, which still keeps the world record of height - more than 37 km., multipurpose flying-boat Be-6 – one of two, saved in the world (second is in China). Alongside – the well-known Tu-22, with rockets, once crowned with nuclear war-heads. Model of «Anatry-Anasal'» is also placed here, the first airplane, which has been made in the Russian empire since 1912. This model was brought specially from Odessa. Near the old «Anatra» there stands Yak-3 - the «film star» of the famous film with Leonid Bykov.
The exhibits of the Museum are placed according to several principles – according to designer bureaus, to themes (for example «Marine aviation») and to “the place in history» - the serial airplanes, which became symbols of the epoch.
The Aircraft Museum is filled up regularly – all new types of airplanes are restored in his hangars. There are a great number of possibilities for excursion. Visiting salons of range of fighting and civil machines is foreseen.
The museum of aviation is waiting for its admirers!