Printed on 12.11.2019
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National Art Museum
The National Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life PIROGOVO
Kyivo Pechers'ka Lavra Museum
The "gem" of the collection is the so-called Pectoral - Scythian queen's neck adorment from the 4th century B.C. Its weight is about 1.4 kilograms and is made of pure gold.Another interesting exhibit is the silver bowl, which is kept in a specially designed chamber filled with inert gas.Open 10:00 - 17:00. Friday 10:00 - 16:30 Closed Monday.Admission: a little over one US dollar
Another interesting museum is the Museum of Books and Printing
Open 10:00 - 17:00. Friday 10:00 - 16:30 Closed Tuesday.
Admission: about 0.5 US dollar
Please Note: Church complexes are open from 9:00 - 18:00.
Admission: is about $3 USD for adults, and half-price for kids.
St Sophia's Cathedral Museum
World War II Museum (Museum of Great Patriotic War)
It opened it's doors 12 years ago. The museum is quite easy to get around in, and usually not overcrowded. It consists of three sizable rooms with a lot of different items.
You'll find hundreds of pictures of those affected; children, animals and emergency workers.
You'll also see life-sized costumes with gas-masks, trucks and other equipment.
While at the museum, ask the attendants to show you the diorama and video.
Open 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Sunday.
Admission: about one US dollar.
Kyiv Fortress Museum (Kosoi Kaponir)
State Museum of Ukrainian Decorative Folk Art
Ivana Mazepy Street (former Sichnevogo Povstannya Str.), 21, metro stop "Arsenal'na", red line
Tel.: +38 (044) 290-13-43
The museum exposition presents an outstanding picture of the history of Ukrainian Folk Art, containing over 60,000 exhibits. It consists of two departments: Ukrainian Folk Art of the 17th to early 20th centuries, and Soviet-time Ukrainian Art.
Each department is divided into sections: woodcarving, weaving, porcelain, embroidery, clothing, decorative painting, ceramics, and glassware.
There is a very interesting collection of art fabrics containing national costumes, tablecloths, rushniks (decorative towels), and bedspreads adorned with beautiful ornaments.
The museum's collection of glassware is one of the largest in Ukraine. All exhibitions are arranged according to historical, chronological and ethnographic principles.
The museum exposition is continually growing and being enlarged with new works of art from the pre-Revolutionary period, including works from the Soviet and modern times.
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