1. Russia
  2. Central Federal District
  3. Moscow
  4. Bunker 42

Moscow: Private Visit of Bunker 42 (Cold War Museum)

Product ID: 175191
Discover the most secret and secure Bunker of the USSR, Bunker 42, also known as the Cold War Museum. This former military communication center is now a museum. Explore this labyrinth of the Cold War where the atmosphere has not changed.
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Duration: 90 minutes
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Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the labyrinth that is Bunker 42
  • Discover the various communications and command rooms within the bunker
  • Learn more about the secrets of the cold war
Full description
While in Moscow take the opportunity to discover the most secret and secured Bunker of the USSR, Bunker 42. This former military communication center is now a museum off the beaten track and well worth a visit. An interactive museum, the Taganka Bunker 42 is an essential visit for those curious or passionate about the Soviet era and the Cold War.

The Taganka Bunker, also called the Bunker 42, a historic USSR military communication center located deep below the streets of the city. Since the collapse of the USSR, it has become a museum dedicated to the cold war. Made up of four interconnected blocks, the bunker forms a labyrinth with a unique atmosphere. Explore this labyrinth of the cold war where the atmosphere has not changed and feel like you are back in the Soviet era. 

Enter one of the most secured bunkers of the USSR with your guide and let them immerse you in the intense atmosphere of the Cold War contained within the bunker. Your guide will tell you about the plans of the Soviet Union to protect against a nuclear attack inside this facility that allowed its personnel to survive for several months. You will learn more about the water supply and air renewal systems, the command and communication posts, declassified weapons and much more. You will also see retrospectives on the Cold War as experienced by the Soviet authorities or Stalin himself.
Includes
  • 1-hour guided tour
  • Taganka Bunker entrance ticket
  • Cold War museum entrance fees
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and drinks
  • Souvenirs
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Near the entrance of the Bunker 42, 5-Y Kotel'nicheskiy Pereulok

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• You'll have the chance to eat at the Bunker's restaurant at your own expense after the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 26 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.2 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Katia is a guide passionate about the history of her country and knew how to convey her interest to us during the visit. She was kind to us and took the time to detail all the important points to know. In addition, she has a perfect command of the French language. The visit to the bunker is very interesting due to its authenticity as well as its uniqueness. This visit represents a real interest during a trip to Moscow.

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March 6, 2020

a must see to get the real perspective of the cold war years

buying the ticket was easy and the guide was already waiting for us with the tickets when we reached there. She was very nice and explained everything very good, in fluent english. The bunker is a must see, because of what it represents, everything in there is still kept as it is. Even though it was supposed to be built for Staline, it actually was built 3 years after his death and used until as recently as late 80s ! PEOPLE WITH CLAUSTROPHOBIA SHOULD AVOID !!, it is a bunker after all. As interesting as it is, it gives you the chills, after touring and witnessing a mock nuclear bomb launch, by the help of the visitors, when one realises what could have happened ! The tour of the bunker itself could be improved, the local guid only talked english, and most of the signs are only in russian, sometimes making you feel like an illiterate, but no matter what, it is a part of history one should see. Oh! and there are 300 steps to go down and up again after the tour...

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March 25, 2019

a must see to get the real perspective of the cold war years

buying the ticket was easy and the guide was already waiting for us with the tickets when we reached there. She was very nice and explained everything very good, in fluent english. The bunker is a must see, because of what it represents, everything in there is still kept as it is. Even though it was supposed to be built for Staline, it actually was built 3 years after his death and used until as recently as late 80s ! PEOPLE WITH CLAUSTROPHOBIA SHOULD AVOID !!, it is a bunker after all. As interesting as it is, it gives you the chills, after touring and witnessing a mock nuclear bomb launch, by the help of the visitors, when one realises what could have happened ! The tour of the bunker itself could be improved, the local guid only talked english, and most of the signs are only in russian, sometimes making you feel like an illiterate, but no matter what, it is a part of history one should see. Oh! and there are 300 steps to go down and up again after the tour...

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March 25, 2019

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Product ID: 175191