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Kiev museums in the World of History

National History Museum of Ukraine

  • 2 Volodymyrska St. (Closed on Wednesdays)

The Museum sits on the Starokyivska Hill where you can still find remains of Old Rus constructions dating back to the 10th-13th centuries. The Museum boasts some of the ancient discoveries of primeval cultures such as the Trypillya peoples, the Scythians, and the early Slavs.

Kyiv History Museum

  • 8 Pylyp Orlyk St.

The Museum is located at Klovskyi Palace (18th c.). There you can find archeological, numismatic, and ethnographic exhibits telling the story of Kyiv from the first settlements till October Revolution of 1917.

National Literature Museum of Ukraine

  • 11 Bohdan Khmelnytskyi St.

The Collection keeps over 30,000 authentic items and records. This unique exhibit includes such treasures as the hand-written Listvytsya by Ioann Sinayskyi (16th c.) and the first printed book Apostle by Ivan Fedorov.

National Historic Jewelry Museum of Ukraine

  • 21 Ivan Mazepa St. (Kyiv Pechersk Lavra)

Here you can learn many interesting things about the three thousand year plus history of jewelry art. The gem of the collection is the Golden Scythian Pectoral (4th c. BC), which is a masterpiece of international significance.

National World War II Museum (1941-1945)

  • 44 Ivan Mazepa St.

A huge memorial complex comprises the Museum, graced by the gargantuan statue of the Motherland (62m high), and includes sculptural compositions showing heroes of the war, the Fire of Glory Cup, the Alley of Hero Cities, and the exhibition of World War II military weapons and equipment.

Pyrohovo National Folk Architecture Museum

  • Pyrohovo Village at South of Kyiv

This open-air museum displays more than 150 wooden constructions representing different eras and brought from all regions of Ukraine. The museum is a popular site for various folk festivals.

National Chernobyl Museum

  • 1 Khoryv Provulok (Lane)

The museum exhibition tries to explain one of the most tragic nuclear disasters in the world that occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in 1986. Over 7,000 exhibits include declassified records, maps, and photos. Documentary videos show in detail the horrible accident and its consequences on the population.