The Cosmonautics Museum opened on April 10, 1981, on the twentieth anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s flight in space.
The monument “to the Conquerors of Space” initially built in 1964 had to be rebuilt in 2006. The museum itself was closed for renovation at the same time.
It reopened in 2009 and now takes up 4,350 sq meters. Among the items exhibited, visitors can see pieces of space rockets, personal effects that belonged to cosmonauts as well as archive documents.