Visiting the Kubinka Tank Museum
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Apr 2, 2013 2:30 AM Last Post By: umeiro
Mar 19, 2013 7:02 PM
Mar 19, 2013 8:33 PM
1When are you hoping to visit?
Unless you speak Russian, I'm pretty sure that you will need to hire a guide as the museum doesn't have English speaking guides.
You need to apply to the ministry of defense for a pass. Applications take about 5-6 weeks to process. See this page: http://www.tankmuseum.ru/inf.html
If you are hoping to go sometime after May 1, you might try contacting a Moscow based travel agency called Patriarshy Dom. They occasionally do tours there and they have, on occasion accommodated me with offering tours on requested dates. This keeps the cost to you down but you do end up going ith others.
Mar 26, 2013 11:55 PM
2The museum web page look intimidating for foreigners. It looks I had the wrong information thinking I wasn't allowed there. I'll consider this destination again. Starting from zero, some questions, How to get there? Are groups compulsory? If yes, the question is where find one, suggested tour operator? Workdays or weekends?
Mar 27, 2013 4:11 AM
3I don't think groups are compulsory but I believe that guides are and to get an English speaking guide, you will probably need a tour company. I recommended a company that I know which offers tours there on occasion. If you write them, they may be able to offer a group tour there which makes the price more reasonable. That have often accommodated specific tours on specific dates when arranged with sufficient notice.
Again, Try Patriarshy Dom
Apr 2, 2013 2:30 AM
4In the museum page you can read:
"The budget travel: the public transportation:
120Eu including the making of the permission and the curator providing, entrance, 2 hour lection about tanks, non-professional filming + 10 -15 Eu the public transportation (local train + local taxi)" .
There must be some way cheaper to go. How much does it cost in an organized tour?
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