‘Polyn Star’ Museum to Open for Visitors in Chornobyl
From 15 March, all visitors to the exclusion zone are invited to the Polyn Star Museum, located in the town of Chornobyl. The museum offers the photographs from which one can follow the history of transforming the exclusion zone from the nuclear disaster site into an area where the latest technologies are introduced and an open-air laboratory is located. In addition, unique footage from the most popular places to visit will be permanently exhibited on the museum’s premises: the towns of Chornobyl and Pripyat, cooling towers, and ‘Duga’ radar.
The museum’s premises were refurbished back in 2011 (Ukraine Cinema was open for visitors before the accident), but have not been in operation for the last seven years. Now, owing to the successful coordination of actions among the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, State Agency of Ukraine on Exclusion Zone Management (SAEZ), and Center for Organizational, Technical, and Information Support to Exclusion Zone Management, the museum will hospitably open its doors to visitors.
“The exclusion zone attracts more and more people each year. It is important for us to ensure a comfortable and safe stay of visitors on this territory and provide them with as complete information about the Chornobyl accident and its consequences as possible. In this museum, visitors will be able to see how the exclusion zone turned into a territory of changes”, Vitaly Petruk, SAEZ Head, tells.
According to Acting Director of the Center for Organizational, Technical, and Information Support to Exclusion Zone Management, Andriy Naumov, the enterprise continues its efforts to improve the quality of visits, introduce a system of electronic passes, and create an information center at the Dityatky checkpoint and new routes for visiting the exclusion zone.
You can find the procedure for visiting the exclusion zone and proposed routes here.
SAEZ Press Service