Kyiv’s history museum is Revived after 9 years.

By on January 21, 2013
Kyiv Museum

As one of the remarkable highlights of Kiev 1530th birthday, The city decided to re-appear the city’s history museum following nine years of displacement. The museum initially opened last summer and has since been hosted a regular exhibition,which covers events dating to the Kyivan Rus period up to modern times that took place in the city, as well as the historic figures that drove them. The  museum dates to 1978 when it was established inside the Klovsky Palace, an 18th-century building located in the heart of the city. It was once one of Kyiv’s top landmarks.

In the year 2003, the museum was closed to to make way for the Supreme Court, following a government resolution and all the showpieces were locked up in Ukrainsky Dim (Ukrainian House), the capital’s exhibition center.  Nine years later it found a new home inside a modern four-storey building near the capital’s main avenue Khreshchatyk.

According to Moroz, more than 20,000 people have visited the museum since it opened in August, and the same number of visitors attended various temporary exhibitions. The place has already become popular with tourists and locals alike.

A visitor takes a picture of an ancient holy image made of mosaics on display at the Kyiv History Museum and Exhibition center. (Kostyantyn Chernichkin)

A visitor takes a picture of an ancient holy image made of mosaics on display at the Kyiv History Museum and Exhibition center. (Kostyantyn Chernichkin)

Kyiv History Museum and Exhibition Center
7 Bohdana Khmelnytskogo St.
(044) 520-28-26
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Monday)
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Tuesday-Thursday)
10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Friday, weekend)
Hr 30, Hr 15 for kids, students
Hr 50-100 (guided tour for a group)
Hr 120 (guided tour for a group of 20), Hr 150 for a group of 30
For reservations call (044) 223-98-92
The first Monday of the month is free of charge

 

Credit: Anastasia Forina forina
Courtesy: kyivpost

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