The Museum of Space Exploration and Rocket Technology


On February 23, March 8 and 25 the museum is open.

The museum was founded in 1973, by the proposition of Valentin Glushko, to show the history of Russian cosmonautics. The collection of jet engines in scale 1:1 is exposed - from the first testing engines to the march engines of Gagarin's rocket "Vostok". Also the real rocket for Russian mortar machine "Katyusha" is shown.

One can see models of the most famous soviet rockets, of the first satellite "Sputnik-1", of the spaceship "Vostok", real spacesuits and the real spaceship "Soyuz-16" which came from space in 1974. Also the real wheels for the "Lunokhod" Moon rover and the control panel fragment from the Lunokhod control center are exposed.

In 2015 the reconstruction of the museum was finished. In renovated rooms the model of the International Space Station and models of the dining room and the hygiene room of the Russian ISS segment appeared.

For your attention:

The museum makes part of the Museum of the history of St. Petesrburg and is located on the territory of Peter and Paul Fortress. The free ticket is provided in the ticket office that work with organised groups, located next to Peter and Paul Cathedral facade (see the photo).

For your attention: on special occasions tour guides receive priority service; tourists with St. Petersburg Card are served in the order of arrival.

Tickets to Peter and Paul Fortress with St. Petersburg Card

Peter and Paul fortress ticket office for St. Petersburg Card holders

Free with
St Petersburg Card
Normal Ticket Price: 200 RUB

Closest metro station:

Getting there:
Peter and Paul Fortress, 3

8 (812) 230-03-32


Open hours:
Daily, except Tuesday, Wednesday: 11.00-19.00. Tuesday: 11.00-18.00 Closed: Wednesday.
Ticket office is next to Peter and Paul Cathedral