At 1:23am on 26th April 1986 around 100km north of Kiev, the number 4 reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded sending a cloud of radioactive particles into the environment. Only a single individual was killed from the initial explosion but with time, it’s supposed close to half a million persons have perished because of the causes of fallout immediately following the disaster.
The storyline of the awful chain of events is portrayed in the Chernobyl Museum in Kiev that didn’t simply have an impact on folks in Ukraine but additionally Belarus, sections of the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and Scandinavia. Not to mention conveying the reason for the melt down as well as its horrific outcome, the Chernobyl museum also provides many different private objects from people that worked in the plant not to mention pilots and firemen that served contain the fallout and seal off the reactor. You will discover images of the power plant along with the people involved with the containment and cleanup process.
The museum is a little challenging to locate. The recommended way will be to take the metro (blue line) to Kontraktova Ploshchad and it is 1 or 2 streets away. The address is 1 Kharyvyj Pereulok and this street extends connecting Khoryva Street and Spaska Street. Left from the entry is a commemorative figurine and on the right are a selection of recovery vehicles. Access for the museum was 2UAH plus the rent of the audio commentary was a further 5UAH. Languages offered were English and German.
The tour round the museum will take about an hour or so and is really worth a visit whether you are preparing an excursion to Chernobyl or not. With a map of Kiev and a little bit of organizing, a visit to the museum can easily be part of a day’s sightseeing around the city.
If you would like to take an excursion to Chernobyl, there are a number of tour operators who offer tours but these must be arranged in advance.
The city of^( was fortunate to escape the fallout from the Chernobyl reactor and in 2012 it will hold the European Championships final.