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  3. Moscow
  4. Bunker 42

Moscow: Bunker-42 Tour and Cold War Museum

Product ID: 158615
Discover Moscow's secret Bunker-42 with skip-the-line access. Visit the Cold War Museum and feel the tense atmosphere of the Cold War era.
About this activity
Duration: 75 minutes
Starting times 1:30 PM, 4:30 PM, 6:30 PM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Feel an authentic Cold War atmosphere inside the secret Bunker-42
  • Enact launching a missile and surviving a nuclear attack
  • Visit the Cold War Museum to learn about the history of the USSR
Full description
Visit the secret nuclear bunker from the Cold War era in the center of Moscow! This tour will give you the opportunity to experience the tense atmosphere that prevailed in Moscow during the Cold War.

Learn about life in this underground bunker with an experienced tour guide. See the USSR's Ministry of Defense bunker, and get skip-the-line access to all levels of secret Bunker-42. Then, visit the Cold War Museum and get a crash-course on USSR history. This is the closest you can get to an authentic experience of Moscow during the Cold War years. As a bonus, you'll get the unique opportunity to enact surviving a nuclear attack and launching a ballistic missile. For history buffs and amateurs alike, this tour will be a fascinating and engaging trip back in time!
  • Admission tickets
  • Tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Bunker-42 (Moscow, 5th Kotelnicheski Lane 11).

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 72 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.1 / 5
  • Organization
    4.2 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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I was in the army in Europe during the cold war. We were distributed throughout that time pamphlets to warn us of female spies and how to identify them. Also knew of nuclear attacks were possible. Going into this bunker and seeing where he had the Russians had their top political figures was amazing. I also was able to be one of the people that launch the missile. It brought tears to my eyes because it could’ve been real. You have to walk up and down 16 flights of stairs I did see a elevator but I’m not certain where that goes to. There is a restaurant and I recommend that you take the trip to the restaurant and have a Coke if that’s all you want so that you won’t have to walk up 16 floors behind people that might stall in these long stairwells.

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August 19, 2019

It is true that we did not understand that we had to change the email received for an entry but the visit was worth it especially to understand other parts of the city. I do not disclose you but it is advisable to ensure especially when you understand the whole context of why and for what.

August 5, 2019

A rare experience!

The detailed map was sent the day before, so I was able to go by subway. The group that participated on the day was only 3 participants, but thanks to it, I was able to see it slowly. The point was that the guide's English was easy to hear. I was asked if I would return to the exit after the tour or have a meal at the attached restaurant, but since I went alone I returned to the exit, but it might be good to try using the restaurant. I thought it was only recently, but when I looked at the facilities and equipment, I felt that years had passed. I'm happy to have a Russian experience.

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July 2, 2019

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Moscow Free Tour

Product ID: 158615