The Museum of the History of Kyiv City is a powerful museum and exhibition structure of the capital, which includes the main unit - the Museum and Exhibition Center "Museum of the History of Kyiv" and 7 branches - "Literary and Memorial Museum of M. Bulgakov", "Kiev Museum O.S. Pushkin Museum "," The Historical and Memorial Museum of Mikhail Hrushevsky "," Museum of the Ukrainian Diaspora "," Museum of Occupation of Kyiv "," Museum of Sholom Aleichem "and" Museum of the Sixties ".
History of creation
The Museum of the History of the City of Kyiv was created by the decision of the Council of Ministers of the Ukrainian SSR No. 528 of November 14, 1978, and solemnly opened on May 26, 1982, during the celebration of the 1500th anniversary of the city. During its existence, the Museum gained fame as one of the best cultural and educational establishments of the capital of Ukraine and became a real business card of Kyiv.
Until May 2004, the museum was located in the halls of the ancient Klovsky Palace - a magnificent monument of architecture of the middle of the XVIII century. on the street Pylyp Orlyk, 8. The museum had 18 exhibition and assembly halls. However, the order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 506-r of August 11, 2003, the museum was closed for visits from March 10, 2004 and "moved" to the "Ukrainian House" on the street. Khreshchatyk, 2.
The exposition of the Museum covered a long history of the most ancient eastern Slavic city. The exhibits talked about the legend of the emergence of Kiev, illustrating its steady development for centuries. Diorami, mock-ups, original things of everyday life of Kyivs highlighted the high level of culture of our ancestors, the European significance of Kyiv, the capital of the mighty Russian state of the era of Volodymyr the Great and Yaroslav the Wise, about the devastating consequences of the Mongol invasion of 1240, the conquest of the Kievan land by the Lithuanian state, the granting of Kyiv to the Magdeburg Law , the liberation war of the Ukrainian people in the middle of the XVII century. and joining the Moscow kingdom, the rise of the Ukrainian culture of the Baroque era: the Kyiv Mohyla Academy, patronage of hetmans, and much more. Particularly rich and meaningful were sections devoted to the economic and cultural life of Kiev XIX - beg. XX century This part of the exposition consisted mainly of gifts from indigenous citizens of Kiev. A significant number of exhibits was devoted to the events of the Ukrainian Revolution, the pre-war life of the city, occupation, heroic defense and the liberation of Kiev in the Second World War, its development in the second half of the XX century.
In the current exposition there was only a small part of more than 200 thousand unique collection of the museum, the main value of which was precisely in the integrated integrity. Today, the museum collection comprises more than 250 thousand museum objects of the main fund and consists of archaeological, numismatic, ethnographic collections, as well as thematic complexes of the modern period. Of particular value are the Kiev monuments of the late Paleolithic period (Kirilovsky parking in Kiev), archaeological finds of the Stone and Bronze Age (Trypillya culture), found by Ukrainian scientists during numerous archaeological excavations carried out on the territory of Kyiv. Among the unique exhibits of the Museum are chrome-plated copper and a gilded sculptural image of Archbishop Michael of Kyiv's patron saint, which, since 1697, decorated the city magistrate.
Collection of exhibits of the nineteenth century. presented not only by documents, photographs, paintings, but also by utilities. These are utensils, bricks, tiles, furniture, rugs, clothes, musical instruments, cameras, and more. The portraits of the people of science, culture, art, as well as the ordinary inhabitants of the city, which, hundreds of years ago, walked on its streets, lived in it and created the very unique image of Kiev, which our contemporaries are proud of, are of great value.
The museum, for today, continues to collect, study and popularize materials about the life of Kiev and Kiev over the centuries.
The structure of the museum
Museum and Exhibition Center "Museum of the History of Kyiv"
Address: Kiev, st. B. Khmelnitsky, 7 (metro station "Teatralna").
Working hours: Monday: from 11.00 to 16.00 (cash at 15.15)
Tuesday - Sunday: from 11.00 to 19.00 (cash at 18.15)
Ordering excursions by phone: 520-28-25
Visitors can order the following types of excursions:
Survey Duration - 1.5 hours.
Thematic. Duration - 45 minutes. Visitors can choose a story about a certain period of the city's history (for example, the Old Russian, XV-XVIII centuries, XIX - beginning of the twentieth century.
"Archaeological expedition" - schoolchildren can in the form of a game to get acquainted with the history of the city of the period of Kievan Rus.
Organization of events and exhibitions: 520-28-27
Literary and Memorial Museum of Mikhail Bulgakov
Address: Kyiv, Andreevsky Uzviz, 13 (Kontraktova Ploshchad Metro Station).
The exposition of the Literary-Memorial Museum of Mikhail Bulgakov tells about the life and creative way of the writer-Kyivan, his literary heroes and the house where he settled the heroes of the novel "The White Guard" and the play "Days of Turbines".
Work mode: from 10.00. until 17.00 (cash at 4.30 pm)