Learn about the history of the Soviet space program. See the capsule and space suit of Yuri Gagarin, and artefacts belonging to Korolyov — the genius rocket engineer who’s existence was a State secret until the late Sixties. See a model of the “Buran” Soviet space shuttle, and a full size replica of the “Mir” space station which visitors may walk around inside - it is even possible to try on ‘space gloves’ to experience how Cosmonauts work in space.
The stuffed bodies of the first dogs in space, Belka and Strelka, sit proudly next to the tiny pods that they flew around the earth in. Most of the explanations are in Russian so take full advantage of this guided museum visit.