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The museum of aircraft and cosmonautics

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The museum of aircraft and cosmonautics
Address: 16, Pervomaisky ave
Tel.: +380 (5322) 7-25-82
Working hours: 8.30-17.00 (Tuesday-Thursday), 9.00-16.00 (Friday-Saturday)
Day off: Sunday, Monday

Creation of the museum started in 1987-1988 on initiative of academician V. Glushko who had two gold star medals of Hero of Socialist Labor. Troublesome searches of exhibits lasted till 2001. In 2001 the museum opened its doors for visitors. The unique collection consists of more than 3’000 exhibits and an archive.

There are 6 halls in the museum; there can be found personal things of cosmonauts, models and still working parts of spaceships, visual aids of pioneers’ life who specialized in rocket building and aeronautics. Among them first place is given to Alexander Shargey (Jury Kondratiyk) who was born in Poltava.

The museum of aircraft and cosmonautics (former first Poltava fire department’s building) is entered in the State list of Ukraine’s Landscapes.