How to visit Kubinka museum. Restrictions, tickets, tours from Moscow.

Information for the foreign visitors of the tank museum at Kubinka. Not the New Rules!

Location: Moscow region, Kubinka **(about 1 hour by car from Moscow). Military polygon  area.
Status: state, military, Defense Ministry (Russian Army)
Access*: restricted military area
Open: Tuesday  — Friday  10.00-18.00 (winter 17.00), Saturday — Sunday 10.00 -19.00 (winter 18.00)
Guide service: Russian speaking  military officers, armored forces veterans. No more, they are gone (+)  Ask in advance from outside. More about the request, the ex. military officer guide service…
Services: photos (no professional/technical) are available for additional charges.
Special categories of the visitors: military, model makers and journalists have to inform in advance.
Hot line:  In accordance with the traditions of the Soviet (Russian) Army Museum officials do not speak English. In English you will speak only on the phone listed here online +79850164530
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 … Check the list…
The Access to Military-historical Sites. NEW!
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.
Only your passport (ID) and the 1 copy (photo or xerox) you must give to the officer at the entrance. (the cash-desk with the money)
You can visit museum without the request in 5-6 weeks advance!
The special information is required as follows:

  1. Visitor’s personal information (ex. John Dow)
  2. Passport information (ex. ID12345678) and Date of Birth (DOB)
  3. Citizenship
  4. 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.

танковый музей в Кубинке

**A difficult system of the local trains network  and the lack of ads in Russian can lead to the fact that a tourist without knowledge of Russian language can be in a different location remote from Moscow. Sometimes being in the platform of the RR station and even inside of the local train  wagons («electrichka») as unaccompanied way may not be safe. Especially the Asian type tourists  from China, Malaysia, Japan .. Foreigners are very attracted to crime. For your security it is recommended to use a Russian speaking escort or the car with the english speaking driver (or guide)
Entrance tickets
Fee for non-Russian citizenship: Tuesday — Friday — 1500 Rbs (ap.23 USD),  Saturday — Sunday -1700 Rbs (ap.28 USD). Each photo (video) camera — 350 Rbs (ap.6 USD).  Guide service, a car, parking … for the additional fees. Learn more…

Tours from Moscow to museum.
There are two main types of recommended tours from Moscow.

  • Tour by car with a guide from Moscow. You hire a car with an English speaking guide who will take you in the hotel in Moscow, transfer to the museum, organizes a tour and take you back to your hotel or restaurant. More…
  • Budget tour by public transport. Train from Moscow + local taxi. You can hire a guide, who will meet you at your hotel or the metro station in Moscow, and will help you get to the museum with all transfers by public transport (metro, train, local taxi), execute all necessary documents and arrange a tour of the museum at English language. More…

Combined tours: museum (Kubinka) plus park «Patriot»
The big part of the tank museum collection was moved to the new location in «Patriot park» military area. Lear more… We recommend to visit whole area/ collection (the charges are the same, no extra fee!). Visit the museum in this case (by a car), can be combined with a visit to the park «The Patriot», which is part of the museum collection, and where public transport is very difficult to reach. You can combine a visit to the tank museum in conjunction with the visit of the park «Patriot», military-historical museums of automotive m tank technology «Lenin-Snegiri», art museum, museum of the tank T-34, etc.

  • combined tour by car with a guide: museum (Kubinka) + park «Patriot», the partisan village and other sights, more…

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Центральный Музей Бронетанкового Вооружения и Техники

Central «avenue» of the museum