Air Force museum Monino

The Air Force museum (Monino) – is the leading USSR (Russia) Aviation Museum and the world largest collection.

Monino air force museum, photo M.Blinov

Monino air force museum, photo M.Blinov

The basis of the collection consists of the original airplanes, the helicopters, gliders and other aircraft engineering period WWI-WWII and the “cold war.” The exhibition presents the most types of the Soviet aircrafts.
The museum is located 38 kilometers east of Moscow, in a beautiful place of Moscow region, in the village of Monino. For a long time it was a valid military airport and air base from 1932 to 1956 and the strong restricted area.
Air Force Museum established at the military Air Force Academy named after Juriy Gagarin 28 November 1958 on the basis of aircraft repair workshops. February 23, 1960 the museum received its first visitors, with the collection of 586 storage units, of which 14 aircrafts.
After the museum a lot of work to find airplanes period last world war II was done. It was found and included in the exhibition planes Po-2, Pe-2, TU-2, DB-3, SB, IL-10, and others.
Armed Air Forces Museum is developing very fast and gained worldwide fame. In recent years, he was visited by delegations from 81 countries.
All major aviation powers consider it one of the largest aviation museums in the world and a fantastic collection of the aircrafts. This collection allows us to trace the development of aviation from the first aircraft to date aircraft.

Air Force Museum Exposition deployed in two hangars and six rooms. The main building of the Air Force Museum built in 1932-1934 of wood . Area indoor museum of 5500 square meters, open parking lot – 20 acres.

WWI aircrafts, Monino museum, M.Blinov photo

WWI aircrafts, Monino museum, M.Blinov photo

Museum open:

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09.30 to 17.00 with a technical break from 13.30 to 14.15. Saturday and Sunday from 09.00 to 14.00.
Monday, Tuesday – closed.

The way from / to Moscow by the car takes 2 x 1,5 hours (depends of the traffic)