What's unusual to visit in Ukraine: top 6 most amazing museums
There are more than 5,000 different museums in Ukraine. Some of them are able to impress even those tourists who are convinced that they have already seen everything. Find out more about the most unusual museums in Ukraine
Experienced travelers often encounter the challenge of finding fascinating places to visit. This is particularly true when it comes to museums and exhibition centers, as they can sometimes lack unique exhibits that captivate the imagination.
Fortunately, Ukraine has a diverse range of museums, spanning from historical and artistic to progressive and unconventional. We have compiled a list of extraordinary museums in Ukraine that surprise even the most seasoned tourists. Look at this list and discover why these Ukrainian museums are unquestionably worth a visit.
Museum of Childhood, Kharkiv
In the Kharkiv Museum of Childhood, you can easily get lost in time. Many exhibits will bring every adult back to childhood despite the small size of the premises.
You can play with Each toy after receiving the permission of the staff. Consequently, such an experience will definitely remind you of the things you dreamed about as a child. In the showcases, visitors will see children's toys of the 19th and 20th centuries, archaeological finds, items scarce in Soviet times, etc.
The purpose of this museum is to show, through toys, how the daily life of children changed in different historical periods.
Museum of Ideas, Lviv
If you’re seeking inspiration and a source for new ideas, visit the Museum of Ideas in Lviv. This gallery was opened in the heart of Western Ukraine in 1992, where the most daring cultural and artistic projects were performed. For example, the museum is the organizer of the Lviv film festival KinoLev, which has been held annually since 2006.
What sets this place apart? The museum is not located in an ordinary building but in the basements of the 16th-century Bernardine monks’ monastery. Visit to the gallery will immerse you in the medieval atmosphere and let you appreciate art pieces. Additionally, for foodies, a visit to the museum offers the opportunity to indulge in Galician dishes at the on-site restaurant.
This artistic and culinary experience will fill you with ideas, plans, and energy to implement them.
Visiting the Museum of Ideas is a convenient addition to any trip to the West of Ukraine. Have a moment to explore the offers from VisitUkraine, allowing you to choose a tour to various regions of Ukraine.
Museum of Pysanka, Kolomyia
In the only museum dedicated to Easter eggs in the world, visitors will see a unique collection of pysanka, showcasing more than 12,000 eggs from different regions of Ukraine and 35 countries in the world.
For foreigners, exploring this museum becomes a truly immersive experience, allowing them to delve deep into the rich traditions of Ukraine and gain a unique cultural perspective.
Museum of Science, Kyiv
This is the first state museum where you have to touch the exhibits. In an interactive form, adults and children will learn scientific facts and see with their own eyes how the laws of physics work.
The Science Museum is a space where everything is allowed! Tell your children about a museum where you can interact with the exhibits, and they will definitely want to go there.
Museum of Mykola Syadristi Miniatures, Kyiv
The museum of microminiatures of the world's best miniaturist Mykola Syadristy works on the territory of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. Each exhibit is made by hand using a special technology invented by the master. Extremely detailed art pieces will surprise even those who have visited the best European museums.
Among the exhibits are a rose in a thread, a whole caravan of golden camels in the needle eye, and a bas-relief portrait of ballerina Maya Plisetskaya on a piece of cherry stone. And these are not all masterpieces. Come to immerse yourself in the microscopic world of unique art.
Getting to Kyiv from any city in Ukraine or Europe is easier than it seems. Choose bus or train tickets, and within a few hours, you'll find yourself in the capital of Ukraine.
Ukrainian Wedding Museum, Poltava Region
There is no such museum in any country in the world because only in Ukraine you can immerse yourself in the traditions and rites of a Ukrainian wedding. A museum has been operating in the village of Velyki Budyshcha since 2008 and offers visitors to discover how Ukrainians got married in past centuries.
Among the exhibits are unique wedding dresses, embroidered towels (rushnyk), shirts, furniture, household items, and a chest for the bride's dowry. Guides will be happy to act out wedding ceremonies and even sing traditional songs.
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Main photo: Kyiv Museum of Science
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