Kyiv Metro Museum

If you want to learn a lot about the history of the Kyiv metro, you should visit this museum. It was opened in 2000 and is located on the second floor of the Kyiv metro administration building.

The first metro trains consisted of 3 cars, so the exhibition is located in three halls. Information is presented on stands and display cases with exhibits. Above the stand, large photographs of the stations are placed in chronological order and the years of the launch sites are indicated. Currently, the museum’s exhibition includes about 2,000 units of the main and approximately 1,000 units of auxiliary funds and is constantly updated.

The first hall is dedicated to the construction and opening of the metro lines in different years. Here you will find documents and photos of the first years of construction and operation of the metro, personal belongings of previous metro chiefs, awards of the Kyiv metro – orders, flags and much more. There is also a special exhibit here – a working model of the Dnepr station in a standard size of 1:87 with the first depot in the form that it had in 1960-65. You will be able to see exactly how the “D” type cars were lifted onto the station overpass.

The second hall is dedicated to metro services. Each of the stands contains a story about the unit and the people who work in it. Here you can see with your own eyes the everyday life of the rolling stock service and depot – models of cars and parts of equipment. There are also historical reverses here – the driver’s “keys” to the train. Travel documents from Kyiv and other metropolitan areas of the CIS and the world are widely represented in this hall. The collection is regularly updated, and so now you can see one of the first Kyiv metro tickets, tokens and paper tickets from the early 90s, as well as many monthly passes – from cardboard to magnetic and electronic. In addition, it is here that there is a showcase with symbolic keys and invitations to the opening of stations – fortunately, Kyiv managed to preserve the largest collection in the CIS.

This is interesting!

1. The Arsenalnaya station of the Svyatoshinsko-Brovarskaya line is the deepest in the world and is located at a depth of 105.5 meters
2. Since the late 90s, the Kiev metro has had 2 unopened stations – “Telichka” and “Lvovskaya Brama”, they do not have access to the surface, but the stations themselves are built and are 30-70% ready; as well as the groundwork for the Hertsena station, which is located between the Lukyanovskaya and Dorogozhichi stations.
3. Before the opening of the Darnitsa electric depot in 1965, the metro did not have a connecting line with the railway. New metro cars arrived in Kyiv by rail to the Darnitsa station. After that, through the connecting branch they were moved to the tram line, along which they followed under their own power across the Dnieper along Paton Bridge, and then along the embankment to the Dnepr station.
A turntable designed for 1 carriage was installed under the overpass of the Dnepr station. Having entered this circle, the car turned 90 degrees and, finding itself exactly under the station, rose upward using a special lift. Once at the station, the carriage was driven into the tunnel, and the next one was lifted after it. Cars were lowered into the depot for technical inspection and repair in a similar manner. The depot was located in a small building near the Dnepr station, to the left of the ground vestibule and was designed for 2 cars.

In the third hall, the first primary clock from the central temporary metro station was installed, which synchronized the time and intervals of train movement, a working layout of the work of a reversible dead end (made in standard size 1:87). The stands in this hall contain information about the departments – the paramilitary security service, the EM, TS, P services, as well as about the information and computing center and the design and construction technological bureau of the metro.

Excursions are conducted according to requests submitted in advance and agreed (date, time) by the head of the museum for a group of at least 10, but no more than 20 people.
Calls are accepted by phone (044) 238-44-94, (050) 444-74-27 from Monday to Thursday from 9:00 to 17:00 and on Fridays from 9:00 to 16:00.

Where is the Kyiv Metro Museum?

Pobeda Avenue, 35