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Kiev museums

Kiev museums provide travelers of different interests and tastes with ample opportunity. There are more than 50 museums in Ukrainian capital. Kiev gests, of course, can not visit all museums of the city, and it is not necessary. Here we tried to tell you about several, most known museum expositions, which will be interesting for seeing.

 

Museum of water in Kiev

Address: Kreshchatiy park, Grushevskogo street, 1v

Tel.: +38(044) 279 53 33

Working hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 10:00 till 17:00; Saturday, Sunday from 10:00 till 18:00; sanitary days - Monday, Tuesday. Entrance of last group 60 minutes before closing

In downtown Kiev, on a high hill, in the middle of Kreshchatiy Park, there are two old water towers, aged more than 130 years, which are the architectural monuments their self. In one of them...

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Museum of Western and Oriental Art

Address: Tereshenkovskaya street, 15

Tel.: +38 (044) 235 32 90, +38 (044) 235 02 06

Working hours: Wednesday-Sunday from 10:30 till 17:30. Days off: Monday, Tuesday. The museum ticket office works till 17:00. On the first Wednesday of month ticket office works till 14:00

Museum of Art named after Bogdan and Varvara Khanenko is situated at one of the central streets of Kiev...

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Ivan Gonchar museum

Address: Ivan Mazepa's street, 29

Tel.: +38 (044) 288 92 68, +38 (044) 288 54 19

Working hours: daily from 10:00 till 17:45, except Monday. Sanitary day: each last Tuesday of month

Ukrainian centre of national culture of Ivan Gonchar was opened in Kiev in 1999. Personal collection of Ivan Gonchar...

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Museum of historical treasures of Ukraine

Address: Ivan Mazepa street, 21, b. 12

Tel.: +38 (044) 290 13 96, +38 (044) 290 13 47

Working hours: from 10:00 till 17:00, day off Monday

Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine differently is also called Museum of Scythian gold. Kievo-Pecherskaya Lavra sheltered very interesting museum expositions at its territory, one of them is an exposition of Museum of Historical...

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Museum of miniature

Address: Ivan Mazepa street, 21, b. 5

Museum of Miniature of author Nikolay Siadristy is located at the territory of Kievo-Pecherskaya Lavra. Just one authors works are presented in the museum collection no wonder, only a few have the talent to shoe a flea. Feature of Nikolay Siadristy creative work is that everything is made by hand, by a special technology for ...

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Pirogovo museum

Address: Pirogovo, Krasnoznamennaya street, 1

Less than an hour journey from Kiev, there is the architectural-landscape complex Pirogovo, Museum of Folk architecture and Rural Life, stretched over 150-hectares area. In 1969 in Pirogovos territory on the outskirts of Kiev, it was decided to found a museum complex, and in 1976 the museum started working...

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Museum of Ukrainian Decorative Folk Art

Address: Ivan Mazepa Street 21, b. 2 (in Kievo-Pecherskaya Lavras territory)

State Museum of Ukrainian Decorative Folk Art is located in the territory of Kievo-Pecherskaya Lavra. Museum exposition numbers more than 70 000 objects made by Ukrainian folk skilled craftsmen, since 17 century and till Soviet period. Today it is one of the largest museums of folk art in the territory of Former Soviet Union...

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Natural History Museum in Kiev

Address: Ivan Mazepa street, 21, b. 5

Museum of Miniature of author Nikolay Siadristy is located at the territory of Kievo-Pecherskaya Lavra. Just one authors works are presented in the museum collection no wonder, only a few have the talent to shoe a flea. Feature of Nikolay Siadristy creative work is that everything is made by hand, by a special technology for ...

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National museum of history of Ukraine

Address: Vladimirskaya street, 2

National Museum of History of Ukraine was originally an archaeological exposition in City Museum of Antiques (now National Art Museum). In 1904 the exposition officially gained a museum status. At first the museum existed owing to sponsors support, and in 1909 it was passed to the state care...

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National art museum of ukraine

Address: Grushevsky's street, b. 6

How to get: go to metro station Kreschatik (exit to Institutskaya street), go upwards Institutskaya street to Sadovaya street, then along Sadovaya street to Grushevsky's street and turn to the left; or go to metro station Maydan Nezalezhnosti, pass Kreschatik to European square, turn to Grushevsky's street National Art Museum of Ukraine...

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In spite of the fact that Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life in Pirogovo is almost an hour journey from Kiev, and it will take you some time not only to see the museum collection but also to get there you should visit it. Pirogovo is especially nice in frost-free season, when it is a fine day. Visitors are awaited not by a formal hall with the plates "do not to touch", but an open-air museum. Having roamed about old Ukrainian coaching inns, having visited small houses-museums and ancient wooden churches, having admired a collection of windmills, you can come to one of the restaurants, treating visitors by traditional Ukrainian home cuisine, and have a good time before return home.

A lot of various museums are located at Kievo-Pecherskaya Lavra territory, which is very comfortable for sightseeing. After a tour of Kievo-Pecherskaya Lavra, travelers have the opportunity to visit Museum of Ukrainian Decorative Folk Art, to see the unique exhibits of Ukrainian Museum of Historical Treasures, to marvel at skill and talent of artist Nikolay Syadrstiy in Museum of Miniature and also look in at some other museums.

There is one more wonderful museum in the city center Natural History Museum of National Academy of Science of Ukraine. Paleontological Museum exhibits rouse lively interest of both adults and young visitors: full-length mammoth skeleton, reproduced from fossil remains, cant be seen in every world museum.

Connoisseurs of art and sculpture probably will be interested in Museum of Art named after Varvara and Bogdan Khanenko. The most known painting, among all masterpieces of world art exposed there, is Velasquez canvas "Portrait of infant Margarita".

Collection of Kiev Museum of National Culture of Ivan Gonchar will be curious to all, who is interested in Ukrainian art history. Icon painting, textile, pictorial, ceramic works of art, made by Ukrainian masters, are collected in the museum, rich collection of pisanka (painted Easter eggs) and other exhibits are very interesting too.

Museum of Water located in Kiev centre, at one of the old water towers, familiarizes tourists with the history of Kiev waterwork creation as well as tells a lot of interesting about water properties and its place in the planet life. The museum format also makes it possible for children and adults to have some fun.

It is just a small part of Kiev museums but it permits to judge about Kiev cultural life and various opportunities of educational entertainment in the capital of Ukraine.