The museum of aircraft and cosmonautics
Creation of the museum started in 1987-1988 on initiative of academician V. Glushko who had two gold star medals of Hero of Socialist Labor. Troublesome searches of exhibits lasted till 2001. In 2001 the museum opened its doors for visitors. The unique collections consists of more than 3’000 exhibits and an archive.
There are 6 halls in the museum; there can be found personals of cosmonauts, models and still working parts of spaceships, visual aids of life and work of rocket building and cosmonautics pioneers. Among them first place is given to Alexander Shargey (Jury Kondratiyk) who was born in Poltava.
The building of the museum of aircraft and cosmonautics (former building of first Poltava fire crew) is entered in the State list of Ukraine Landscapes.