How to visit Kubinka museum. Tickets, tours from Moscow

Information for the foreign visitors of the tank museum at Kubinka-Golitsyno-Seliatino. Note the New Rules!

Location: Moscow region, Kubinka — Golitsyno — Seliatino** (about 1 hour by car from Moscow). Military polygon  area and  Tamanskaya motorized division.

Notification: since 2016 the tank museum collection is located in the different sites, separated from each other by 12 kilometers. You need the car/ guide to visit all places.

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: Civilians or ex. military officers, armored forces veterans.  Book in advance . More about the situation with ex. military officer guide service…

Services: photos (no professional/technical) are available for additional charges, for private purposes only, for the commercial / business purposes are prohibited

Special categories of the visitors: military, professional model makers and journalists have to inform in advance during the request to PR department .

The special events:  Soviet/Russian Army day  Feb. 23, «Victory Day» May 1,2,3,4,9,10,11, «D-day» June 6,  «The begin of Soviet- German War» June 22, Army Games/Forum and Tank crew Day in September …
The special program, tank rides, re-enactment… Check the list…

Warning! Some days the whole museum or the halls in HQ (such as German tanks etc.) or in other military areas (such as Patriot Park) could be CLOSED without any notification. The reason — the moving to the new hangars or the official delegations or no light/ electricity)

The Access to Military-historical Sites. NEW!
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)  Since 2017 May 1, not required
You can visit museum without the request in 5-6 weeks advance!

* Any attempts of the  citizens of NO Russian Federation (including former-USSR) to visit the area outside of the museum sites 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. .

**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)

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2017 prices: excursions + entrance tickets:

Standard excursions — 4500 / 6500 Rbs (English/ China*)  duration  2-3 hours (tank HQ area ) or 60-90 min (Patriot park area)

Entrance  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).

Since May 1-st 2017  fee is decreased, but you have to pay separately for all sites (400 Rbs for HQ, 500 Rbs for Patriot park, 300 Rbs for VKS, 200 Rbs for Partisan village etc.)

* Chinese speaking guide is temporary not available

The big part of the tank museum collection was moved to the new locations into «Patriot park» military area. We recommend to visit whole area/ collection, you can do it with the car/ guide.

Tours from Moscow to museum (Kubinka-Golitsyno-Seliationo).

The main sites to be visited by a car with guide:

  • museum site N 2 ( Headquarter, the old place, 3 km. from Kubinka)
  • museum site N 1 (Patriot park, the new place, 12 km from Kubinka, 12 km. from Golitsyno)
  • Airspace hall and AV outdoor exhibition (VKS sector, 1 km. from Patriot park HQ, 2 km. from parking)
  • Partisan village (Patriot park, 1 km. from VKS, 2 km. from Patriot park HQ)
  • Expo outdoor exhibition (Patriot park HQ)
  • WW2 Armored train site (1 km. from Patriot park HQ)
  • Tank shooting range, demonstration and Army Games area (8 km. from Patriot park HQ, 12 km. from Seliatino RR station)

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. FAQ’s, check the charges/pax More…

This is a combined military-historical guided tour: museum (Kubinka HQ) + park «Patriot» + the partisan village and other sights. The total charges depend of the sites you choose.

Tour from Moscow by the train. You take the train from Moscow to Kubinka, next you take the local taxi for all local movements (from station to HQ, from HQ to PP, from PP to station FAQ’s, check the charges/pax More…

Calculate your charges and book the guide/ car. Send the request as following form:
— Name/ last name for each visitors, age (dates of birth)
— Nationality (citizenship)
— Relatives with military/ professional scale model makers/ journalism (mass-media including web)
— dates of your visit (additionally the range of the dates if the your date is not available)

Additional optional helpful information:
— tank/AV knowledge (basic / middle/ advanced)
— priority: WW2, Cold War, German, Soviet, Japan, Hungarian …
— sport facilities: able to walk whole day with some coffee breaks
— wish to visit the Partisan village: WW2  NKVD and Diversion mission history  + military cooking
— wish to visit the Military Space Hall: Cold war history, from Gagarin to the Moon carriers

Book the tour from Moscow; the car and the military guide service