Gagarin’s museum in Smolensk, Russia

Gagarin's museum in Smolensk, Russia

Tomorrow’s day is marked as “Cosmonautics Day” in Russia and some other ex-Soviet countries. It’s devoted to the first flight to space made on this day, fifty six years ago. For this ocassion let’s visit a Gagarin’s museum in Smolensk, Russia and see what they got there. It’s the biggest museum in all Smolensk region and have a lot of cool stuff there too see – like the house of Yuri Gagarin, where he lived, slept etc.

Gagarin's museum in Smolensk, Russia

This is the house where the first man in space, Yuri Gagarin, was born. He lived here till 1949 then went studying and returned only a few times for vacations.

Gagarin's museum in Smolensk, Russia

He was born here March 9, 1934.

Gagarin's museum in Smolensk, Russia

This is how his room looked like.Gagarin's museum in Smolensk, Russia

His accordion.

Gagarin's museum in Smolensk, Russia

A bench monument devoted to Yuri Gagarin’s mother.

Gagarin's museum in Smolensk, Russia

This is Yuri’s car which he drove when visited his parents here.

After his flight to space Soviet government made a new house for his parents.

Gagarin's museum in Smolensk, Russia

And this is a museum nearby.

Gagarin's museum in Smolensk, Russia

Lot of personal belongings are displayed here.

Gagarin's museum in Smolensk, Russia

His photos.

Gagarin's museum in Smolensk, Russia

And paintings about him.

Gagarin's museum in Smolensk, Russia

His uniform.

Gagarin's museum in Smolensk, Russia

His first camera.

Gagarin's museum in Smolensk, Russia

Gagarin's museum in Smolensk, Russia

Another set of Gagarin’s uniform.

Gagarin's museum in Smolensk, Russia

Gagarin's museum in Smolensk, Russia

And his sport trophies and awards.

Gagarin's museum in Smolensk, Russia

Gagarin's museum in Smolensk, Russia

Some space food.

Gagarin's museum in Smolensk, Russia

Gagarin's museum in Smolensk, Russia

Gagarin's museum in Smolensk, Russia

Presents to Gagarin from different countries of the world.

Gagarin's museum in Smolensk, Russia

Including Japan.

Gagarin's museum in Smolensk, Russia

And this is the new house USSR built to Gagarin parents.

Gagarin's museum in Smolensk, Russia

Gagarin's museum in Smolensk, Russia

Gagarin's museum in Smolensk, Russia

Gagarin's museum in Smolensk, Russia

Gagarin's museum in Smolensk, Russia

Gagarin's museum in Smolensk, Russia

Yuri crashed on March 27, 1968 during a training flight. However he is still remembered and honored in Russia, especially on the day like tomorrow: 12th of April.

 

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