Monino Aviation Museum tour

Duration: 5-6 hours 

Group: 1-50

Season: All year round

Language: English

Tour type: Museum tour, Military tour

Tour price: from 2,500 rub per person


Monino Aviation Museum tour

The Central Air Force Museum at Monino is the largest aviation museum in Russia and a “must-see” for all aviation enthusiasts.

Located 38 km (24 mi) from Moscow, it houses the greatest collection of air-related items. The exhibits are located in the open air, in 3 hangars and 3 exhibition halls. The whole exhibition complex covers over 20 ha. The museum was opened in 1960 at the original airfield location. Today, the former airfield structures serve as the museum facilities.

Apart from war machines, cargo, sport, and civilian planes and helicopters, the museum features collections of missiles, bombs, fuses and ammunition, navigation instruments, pieces of radio and communication equipment, personal things of pilots, etc. Many of the aircraft were produced in limited numbers and can only be found in the Monino Aviation Museum. Besides, the museum houses the most complete collection of Soviet and Russian aviation history.

The exhibits occupy several sites:
1. Origins of aviation (halls 1-3).
2. WWII aircraft (hangars 6A and 6B).
6A: Po-2, Pe-2, Tu-2, DB-3, SB, IL-10
6B: Su-2, SB 2M-100, DB-3B, Pe-2, Tu-2, North American B-25 Mitchell, Li-2D, Douglas A-20 Havoc. Now it is under reconstruction and available on special events only.
Please contact us to find out the accurate dates!
3. Unique flying vehicles (hangar 8). Discoplan glider, rocket glider, and other gliders. Ilya Muromets plane, Mig-9, Bi-1, An-22, etc.
4. Post-war aviation (open-air exposition). Supersonic jet aircraft Tu-144 and Sukhoi T-4, the largest helicopter ever built Mil V-12, famous Mig-29, etc.

Most of the Monino’s exhibits are located outdoors, it means there will no annoying roof or walls of a hangar on the background of your pictures!

A perfect guide for the Monino museum is a pilot of a Russian Mig-29 fighter. In addition to the planned facts and statistics, he will bring his own knowledge, experience, and personal stories to the tour.

Price of the Monino Aviation Museum tour:
1 PAX – 18100 14900 rub
2 PAX – 9000 7800 rub per person
3 PAX – 7900 6700 rub per person
4 PAX – 6800 5400 rub per person
5 PAX – 5600 4500 rub per person
6-8 PAX – 5400 4300 rub per person
9-12 PAX – 4300 3300 rub per person
13-15 PAX – 3600 2800 rub per person
Over 15 PAX – 3000 2500 rub per person

Tour by a Mig-29 pilot: 4,000 rub.

The price includes:
– Hotel pick up/drop off service
– Transfer to the Monino Aviation Museum tour (round trip)
– Admission ticket
– English-speaking guide

The price does not include:
– Food and drinks

It is possible to explore the exposition independently without an English-speaking guide. In this case, the tour price will be less.

Please note!
1. Most of the exhibits are outdoors and in unheated hangars. Consider weather conditions for your comfort.
2. Opening hours of the Monino Aviation Museum:
Daily except for Monday, Tuesday, and last Thursday of each month
Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun: 9:00 – 19:00
3. Annually, on August 18 and May 9, tourists are allowed to enter the cockpit of some aircraft and helicopters!

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