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Memorial Complex of the Pilot-Cosmonaut of the USSR A.G. Nikolaev


Phone: (835) 42-352-95, (8352) 23-90-27

Address: 429584, Chuvashia Republic,

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Internet:
    www.russianmuseums.info/M1340 - official web page
    Memorial Complex of the Pilot-Cosmonaut of the USSR A.G. Nikolaev - W1450, official web site www.kosmos-memorial.narod.ru

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Description:
    The museum of Cosmonautics in the Village of Shorshely began its existence as a school museum of cosmonautics. It was officially opened on December 14, 1972 in the presence of honored persons, including A.G. Nikolaev himself. That time there were about 350 exhibits in the funds of the museum.

    On September, 1978 the school museum became the part of the Department of Culture of the Chuvash Republic and sine then it is the Branch of the Chuvash Republic Museum.

    The museum is visited not only by the people of our country, but by foreign delegation from around the world.

    In April 1993 the museum became the Branch of the Chuvash National Museum.

    In 2001 a new building for museum was build. It is an unusual but very beautiful construction.

    There are 4 halls in the museum now. An astronomy classroom with a planetarium has been opened recently.

    Since October 2006 the museum has another name "The Memorial Complex of the Pilot-Cosmonauts of the USSR A.G. Nikolaev". It consist of the Rocket, a bronze bust to A.G. Nikolaev, the museum itself, the house where Nikolaev was born, a chapel where the Twice Hero of the Soviet Union is buried.

    At present, there are about 5500 exhibits in the funds of the museum.



Museum's services:
   museum's caffe

Next to the museum there are:
    restaurant(s) or caffes


for museum professionals

Administrative phone:
    (835) 42-352-95, Fax: (835) 42-352-95



Foundation and opening day:
    opened: 14.12.1972

Organisation status:
   State Russia

Organization form:
   non-for-profit

Organisation type:
    culture for society

Classification:
    Science and technics,Memorial


Squares:
    temporary exhibitions 49,8м2
    museum's store 5,1м2
    museum's parks 0,4га

Employee number:
    16 (curators: 4)

Average visitors per year:
    42300


Specific departments:
    archive

Collections volume:
    6000, rare collection's items: 2580



Web sites and CD-disks:
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