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Taganka Bunker 42 (Cold War Museum) Private Tour in Moscow

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  • Discover the most secret and secure Bunker of the USSR, Bunker 42, also known as the Cold War Museum
  • Explore the labyrinth of Bunker 42, which is 60 meters underground and covers approx. 7,200sqm
  • Learn about the various communications and command rooms within the bunker from a knowledgeable guide
  • Feel the intense atmosphere of the Cold War contained within the bunker

What to expect

Explore and learn about the mysterious bunker of the USSR during the Cold War, Bunker 42, also known as the Cold War Museum on this tour. Located on a quiet side street near Taganskaya pl, the former bunker and neoclassical building was once the gateway to the secret Cold War-era communications center. It occupies 7,000 square meters and located at a depth of 65 meters under Taganka Square. On this tour, you'll dive into the history of the war with a friendly and knowledgeable guide. Walk 290 steps below ground to the bunker, which was a protection zone from atomic explosions and was once reserved for Stalin himself. See the exhibition hall and listen to the guide tell you about the purpose of the bunker and its communication facilities. Learn about the water supply and air renewal systems, declassified weapons, and much more. This tour will simply give you the chance to step back in time and understand the tense atmosphere in Moscow during the war.

bunker 42 descending path
Discover Tagansky Protected Command Point, also known as Bunker 42 and Cold War Museum, on this tour
bunker 42 underground block
Tour around the four underground 'blocks', as a knowledgeable guide narrates the bunker's history
bunker 42 long table
See the bunker's range of equipment for nuclear attacks, air recycling system, diesel generators, and more

Things to note

Insider Tips:

  • Please note: This museum/bunker is underground and so it may not be suitable for people with claustrophobia
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking, so comfortable shoes are recommended


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