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Open seven days a week, 10.00-18.00. Entry to the Museum is free.

Valentina Tereshkova

On 16 June 1963, 26 year-old Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to go into space. Her mission was a major milestone in space exploration and to this day she remains the only woman to have made a solo space flight.

Visit the Exploring Space gallery to discover her achievements and ongoing legacy, revealed through her personal artefacts, images and film. Reflect on a life which has taken Tereshkova from humble origins as a factory worker who spent her spare time parachuting to her latter-day status as a cosmonaut, global ambassador and stateswoman.

Valentina Tereshkova

Discover the fascinating life story of the first woman in space
Floor: G
From 16/03/2017
To 25/10/2017
Age ranges
AdultsAge 12-16Age 8-11