Museum of the History of Kyiv

Created by resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Ukrainian SSR dated November 14, 1978. The museum’s funds were formed on the basis of exhibits transferred from the Institute of Archeology of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR, as well as gifts from enterprises and institutions. Initially, the museum staff and its bases were located in the “House of Peter the Great” in Podol, but soon the museum moved to Klovsky Palace. The first exhibition was opened on May 26, 1982 (to mark the 1500th anniversary of Kyiv). At that time, the museum held 36,000 originals (5-6% were on display). Now the museum has 250,000 exhibits.

The museum collection consists of archaeological materials found in the city, ethnographic and numismatic collections, a collection of icons, postcards, household items of Kiev residents of different times, as well as thematic complexes of the 20th century. On May 26, 2004, the premises of the Klovsky Palace were transferred for use to the Supreme Court of Ukraine, and the exhibits of the Museum of the History of Kyiv were transferred to the Ukrainian House. Today, the museum’s collection is stored on the 4th and 5th floors of the Ukrainian House. In August 2011, the leadership of the Kyiv City State Administration announced plans to locate the Kyiv History Museum in the building of a shopping and office center, which had been erected since 2006 at the address: st. B. Khmelnitsky, 7. On May 27, 2012, the grand opening and transfer of the symbolic key to the new four-story building to the museum’s management took place at the address Bogdana Khmelnitsky Street, 7.

Where is the Kyiv History Museum?

Bohdana Khmelnitsky Street, 7
11:00 – 19:00, Mon: 11:00 – 16:00
+380 (44) 520 28 25