Location: Moscow region, Kubinka (about 1 hour by car from Moscow). Military Institution-Laboratory (NIIBT) area, see the history of museum.
Status: state, military, Defense Ministry (Russian Army)
Access*: restricted military area
Open: Wednesday - Sunday 10.00-18.00
Guide service: Russian speaking officers, military historical & technical specialists.
Services**: photos (no professional/technical) are available for additional charges.
Special categories of the visitors: model makers and journalists have to inform in advance.
Hot line: not available at this moment
The special events: "Victory Day" May 1,2,3,4,9,10,11, "D-day": 6-13 June 2004, "The begin of Soviet- German War" June 22
The Access to Military-historical Sites
Access to Military-historical Sites is necessary for all foreign and Russian visitors.
Foreigners should note that the state special authority permission is required in 5-6 weeks before visit. The special information is required as follows:
1. The name of a museum from the list to visit
2. Visitor’s personal information (ex. John Dow)
3. Passport information (ex. ID12345678) and Date of Birth (DOB)
5. The date of arrival (as planned)
The Access to Military-historical Sites is valid for 1 month.
* Any attempts of the citizens of NO Russian Federation (including former-USSR) to visit museum with the Russian visitors could be qualified as the UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS. The violator could be accused in the ESPIONAGE. In all halls there're the video-camera control and the FSB (former KGB) officials. Any attempts to leave your travel agent representative and to visit the next military instantiation area could be qualified as the unauthorized access too.
** Please, read carefully this information for the model makers and journalists.
The Russian military officials DO NOT LIKE the model makers (the regular violators of the museum rules)
Russian tank museum rules let make the USUAL NON-PROFESSIONAL photo- or VIDEO camera with YOU and the VEHICLE as the background ONLY.
Camera is qualified as PROFESSIONAL with any glass (non-plastic) lens more that 10 mm diameter.
Usage the non-authorized or non-specializing travel agency for the tank museum tour could be the reason why you can not visit the military museum
Any attempt to HIDE your model maker photo- (video-) aim could be the reason of your withdraw from your current and other military museums
The museum administration does not guarantee the access to museum for the visitors who are sending the permission request for the non-authorized non-specializing organizations. The request is NOT the argument for the attempt to visit museum without the PERSONAL DIRECTIVE from the military headquarter.
Check the CATEGORY of your video- or photo- camera before to order the tour.
You have to inform the museum administration about the journalist aim of your visiting such as the publishing in the newspaper or magazines. Any violations of those rules could be the subjects of the International judgment.
The administration of the museum has the right to qualify the technical filming as the usual filming and let to pass the vehicle border in the case of the visitor does inform in advance the administration about his aim and will write the "thank words" for the museum officials. Thank you.