The museum itself is situated in the Peter and Paul Fortress, the entrance for which is free. Hurrah!
The nine rooms of the museum contain pieces of the history of the Soviet space programme from Sputnik to Mir which would make any space lover smile and maybe like me, wonder how advanced in terms of technology Russia was in the 30s and probably before that.
I had started smiling and was immensely happy just at the sight of the little rocket at the entrance of the actual museum.
So, it is probably easy to imagine my excitement when we walked in to discover pieces of the actual satellite that was sent to space, clippings from newspapers from all over the world, talking about the launch of Sputnik and parts of an actual rocket. It’s been weeks since I’ve been back and I’m still dreaming…