Strategic Missile Forces Museum Tour

After the collapse of the USSR, Ukraine inherited 176 intercontinental ballistic missiles. Almost half of them were located on a secret base near the city of Pervomaisk. Each of these missiles could reach the USA and carried a nuclear charge, which was ten times greater than the bombs that had destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Until the end of the 1990s, it was impossible to get to the base territory guarded by radiolocation detection system, 3,000 volts of electricity, a minefield and soldiers with machine guns.

Since 2001, things changed greatly as the missile forces base has become a unique museum. Now you can visit it by ordering our tour from Kyiv.

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Strategic Missile Forces Museum Tour Highlights:
A real missile forces base

Strategic Missile Forces Museum

  • A silo-based missile launcher – the only one left in Ukraine;
  • 40 meters deep underground unified command post (UCP). It’s defensive constructions are able to withstand a direct hit by a nuclear warhead;
  • 3 meters deep underground passages connecting the base units.
Ballistic missiles and their components

Strategic Missile Forces Museum

  • SS-18 “Satan”. Weight 211 tons, length 34 meters, operating range 15,000 km.;
  • SS-4 «Sandal» (Р-12) – operating range up to 2,000 km. The deployment of these missiles in Cuba in 1962 provoked the Caribbean crisis.
  • Various combat missile parts and components.
"Red" button and UCP

Strategic Missile Forces Museum

Visit the very heart of the strategic missile forces base – its command post, and you will see where the whole nuclear arsenal was commanded from. Former base officers, who now conduct excursions there, will show you the “red” button – the missile launcher console (in fact, it was necessary to simultaneously press two buttons and turn the keys to end the civilisation as we know it).

Real tank riding

Strategic Missile Forces Museum

Once this tank guarded a secret missile base, and today you have a unique opportunity to ride it.

At a military training ground next to the Strategic Missile Forces Museum, you can have a ride in the T-62 tank cockpit and feel the mighty power of the 700 hp engine.

Additional information
What's included?
  • Transport
  • Meals
  • Excursions
  • Entrance tickets

Duration: 1 day

Price (per person): 

Strategic Missile Forces Museum Tour:

  • 1 persons – $330
  • 2 persons – $170
  • 3-4  persons – $90
  • 5-6  persons – $65

Strategic Missile Forces Museum Tour + Tank driving:

  • 1 persons – $ 670
  • 2 persons – $ 340
  • 3-4  persons – $ 230

Special offers for groups. Contact us to get your price.


  • transfer
  • local guide
  • excursion to military base
  • entrance fee
  • Admission to underground command center
  • lunch
  • photo& video permission

Photo by: @bmrng_ua

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Kristina, London

We had an amazing trip to Kyiv thanks to Wonders & Holidays team. This place is not to be missed- it’s magical we will be back! We had such a great driver Vladimir who knew exactly how best to navigate around Kiev with fantastic local knowledge. And Daria our guide was exceptional speaking multiple languages and making our trip interesting and fun. And big thanks to Nick who put this tailored made programme for us the way we wanted and accommodated us on every wish we made to be fit for a little child. We have amazing memories of our 3 days in Kiev! Thank you!

Aiden, Chicago, USA

We did the beer tour in Kiev. Five beers in five different bars for two of us and our guide. That was a great chance to hang out with some locals, get to know the history and city a bit more, all while enjoying some of the unique local beers you can only find in Kiev. Our guide was very knowledgeable and great company and we had a fantastic evening! Highly recommended!

Emma, Hamburg, Germany

Highly recommend taking a tour with Wonders & Holidays. I learned so much about Ukrainian history that I wouldn't have on my own and the tour guides feel like friends (rather than just guides). I went on the Kiev in 180 minutes sightseeing tour with Igor and it was such a great experience. He was an excellent guide not only did he explain the history so well, but also answered any related or unrelated questions about Kiev and Ukraine. Both Igor and our driver Gestutas were so personable, accommodating, kind and professional - I hope I get the chance to go back again to take another tour with them.

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