National Historical Museum of Ukraine, Kiev

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The National Museum of the History of Ukraine illustrates Ukraine's history from ancient times till nowadays. The museum, under different names, was located in various building in Kiev throughout its history, starting from 1899. The present building is located in a prominent position in historic Volodymyrska Street in Kiev. Designed by architect Joseph Karakis, it was built in 1937-1939 to house the Shevchenko State Art School. In 1944, the art school moved and the building became the National Museum of the History of Ukraine.Exhibitions on display include: ethnographic material, archaeological items including a significant collection of Scythian art, historical paintings and sculptures, numismatic collections, early printed books, etc.
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  • First of all I will start from the building. The building is very beautiful, and when I visited the venue it was winter and everywhere was snow and white. It was very beautiful. It locates on top side...  more »
  • I wonder, why do I like jewelry so much? Answer I can find in my childhood memories -when during the middle school history classes we visited this muzeum. The most wonderful expositions consisted frim...  more »
  • Going to a certain country is sure to go to the Museum. Museum is very big and full, holding numerous exhibits neat science, even independent of war-related collections. Just a question: why are there no English explanation?!
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  • I leave most Ukrainian museums feeling disappointed. This one was different. It is a mix of ancient and contemporary history with, this being Ukraine, some art thrown in as well. Some sections of the museum have English translations, others do not. Sections that did helped me understand what was being displayed. Many of the displays are of a modest size but contain interesting memorabilia that I had not seen elsewhere. Overall, I was glad to have visited.
  • Very interesting museum set over four floors. Only 50 UAH to get in, or 30 with a student card. English explanations as you get into each room but not for each exhibit.
  • Great Museum that showcases the breadth of Ukrainian history from prehistory to the present. Sufficient English translations but more would be an improvement
  • Good museum, 4th floor is a must-see. However, poorly ventilated/cooled.
  • Lost of floors covering centuries of history. Most of it in Ukrainian, although some English transcriptions present. Could easily spend half a day in there.

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