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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  • It has everything just like a history museum supposed to have, but all quite in Simple collection, no English though. Ok for one or two hour visit.  more »
  • Good and rich Exposition, but think you can postratsja're interested to present this more tourists and local residents.
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  • Andrei churches nearby. Museum is equipped with relics of the ancient colonial city of Greece and the Scythians. You can also see also the history of this country's current.
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  • Really good museum. Exhibit styles are a bit old fashioned. Don't go in winter, they have no heating. We made its to the second floor before having to leave prematurely. Bone numbing cold. Otherwise some interesting and worthwhile displays.
  • This a nice museum that everyone should stop by if they are in Kiev. You can see the historical changes in the art in Ukraine. Even though there are English descriptions for most of the rooms, there is not any for the top floor which tells the latest situation in Ukraine.
  • 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.
  • They opened fourth floor with a modern history exhibition.
  • 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.
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