Museum-apartment of Andrei Sakharov in Nizhny Novgorod

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Музей академика Сахарова в Нижнем Новгороде photo wikipedia

This small, modest Museum is the apartment where Sakharov with his family spent 7 years from 1980 to 1987, being in political exile for his human rights activities. However, worldwide academician known primarily as the father of the hydrogen bomb, not the defender.

The Museum is located in a residential building and occupies two apartments. One of them recreates the atmosphere of the period when there lived a scientist, is to say that it is not much different from the situation in some provincial apartments today. In another apartment there is an exposition telling about the life and work of Sakharov, mainly consisting of documents and photos.

Overall, this place is not very interesting to the ordinary tourist, and to go here is only if you have a lot of time. But interestingly, the Museum sometimes drop in foreign tourists, as the world famous travel guide lonely planet has included this Museum is one of the most significant sights Lower.

🕐 Working time: from 10:00 to 17:00, Friday – closed. Before attending it is best to call by phone 8 (831) 462-61-25, because it often happens that the Museum is closed even during working hours

💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: adult - 70 rubles / students - 50 / children - 30. Tour escort with the group to 15 people - 200 rubles

🚶 How to get there: the Museum is located in a residential building in the apartment №3 Gagarin Avenue, 214 (Museum map). No signage in the Museum, so look for him will have to strictly address. From the center far, far away, travel time is about 30 minutes, but the transport runs often and a lot. Go to the stop "Museum of academician Sakharov" on the buses №№1, 2, 12, 43, 53, 53A ,62, 66, 72, 77, trolley buses 13, 16, 31, taxi T3, T4, T17 , T19, T25, T31, T33, to kzt35, T44, T62, T66, t76.

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BorisVoronin 9 June, 2017
In this city I haven't been once - only read interesting information on the Internet and in Newspapers. And my girl was in Nizhny Novgorod when she was 15 years old, during a tour of the school. Don't know, here's something interesting in this city. I think at the end of July to take a tour to Nizhny Novgorod and to go there with a girl, she showed me this place:
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35eg35 Jun 10, 2017
Nizhny Novgorod
... today is very diverse. Of course, old town attracts tourists. Finally, the Conception of the restored tower of the Kremlin.
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A kind of unfinished since Soviet times. Today, this place looks attractive, very presentable :D .
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The Kremlin remains the main attraction of the city and not only because he is handsome. In my opinion it is much prettier Kazan (be not offended at me the Tartars, nothing personal)
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First drew attention to the location of the building. The banks of the Volga made him a symbol of the city and a favorite place of Nizhny Novgorod. I can not believe that the Soviet government had intended to demolish it.
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Volga
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The Kremlin
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The Kremlin is beautiful in any season and at any time of the day.
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With the Kremlin slopes with beautiful views of the city and its attractions.
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View of the Volga river from Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin
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Walker 13 October, 2017
Lower a very different city in terms of architecture. Here, white-haired old man still not everywhere broken, and Stalin's houses enough, well, forty to sixty without comment, but a young architecture from the local "nuggets" are very curious sometimes. In the Lower architectural University and one of the most famous of its alumni.
The city had seven or eight times and not only on the notorious Pokrovka. There is something to see. ...
nausla 29 May, 2018
Added to bookmark. ...
Viktor1305 9 July, 2018
How to get there: the lake Svetloyar is located 130 kilometers South of Nizhny Novgorod near the village of Vladimir (lake Svetloyar on the map region). How long have you looked at a map? ...
guest from NN 15 August, 2018
The information is outdated. The fare is 28P, lots of public transport routes canceled, the reform is in full swing - soon we will travel only by taxi - FROM will remain. ...
admin 15 August, 2018

For all will not follow, thank you that corrected, I corrected the information in the article. ...
Vyacheslav IIR May 16, 2019
There are more museums in Nizhny Novgorod and in the region. Wonderful museums in the cities of Bor, Dzerzhinsk, Arzamas, ... Not all museums can be accessed at any time. Many accept only AT CERTAIN times by ORGANIZED GROUPS UPON PRIOR REQUEST. ...
admin May 16, 2019

Yes, we have other cities in the region is also written. But too bad that it is impossible to get into such museums, this limits independent travelers. ...
SUMMER18 5 January, 2020
Lived in Lower three months... can't tohno to say what feelings I have left of this city . Yes , no doubt there is just a lovely place , but such as I relocate this city has not considered.Heavy city like me .Very overcast . But the view is that ...for Example in Nizhny Novgorod ,so many beautiful and old temples (churches) . ...