State Polytechnic Museum

The Polytechnic Museum has 7 halls with a total area of 1,500 square meters, and the collection consists of more than 10,000 different exhibits, of which about 3,000 are on permanent display. Here are presented various directions of development of science and technology not only in Ukraine, but also in the world. Among such exhibits are materials from the field of electronics, instrument making, radio engineering, telecommunications, computer science, mechanical engineering, aviation and astronautics. The exhibition of military communications equipment and small arms is very interesting to see. For the 110th anniversary of the university, the exhibition was significantly updated; new materials on the history of the educational institution and photographs appeared here.

A separate hall of the Polytechnic Museum is dedicated to the history of the development of the National Technical University of Ukraine “Polytechnic Institute”. Among the exhibits in the hall are documents and photographic originals, the fund of graduates of 1941, personal belongings of Professor V. Ogievsky, Academician G. Pisarenko and others. Rare exhibits attract attention – a preparation table and a slide rule belonging to KPI student S. Korolev, pre-revolutionary diplomas of KPI graduates, a model of a turbojet engine – a gift from a 1931 graduate, academician A. Lyulka.

In 2008, in the restored building of the institute’s aviation and automobile workshops, the department “History of Aviation and Cosmonautics” was opened, dedicated to I. Sikorsky. The exhibition tells about the history of the emergence of this field of technology in Ukraine. The “Cosmonautics” section is presented with materials from the Baikonur Cosmodrome Veterans Museum. The descent module of the Vostok series spacecraft and the training complex, consisting of a space communications operator console and a starry sky simulator, evoke admiration among visitors.

Some of the most interesting exhibits of the Polytechnic Museum are the first tube radio from 1917, one of the first Soviet TVs “KVN-49”, a color projection TV (only 6 of them were produced in Ukraine in 1985), telephone sets from the 1930s and 1950 also attract attention -s. The museum also contains the “progenitors” of today’s ultra-modern computers: the Luch digital electronic computer and the Neuron personal computer (commercially produced from 1986 to 1991). The museum also owns an alley of monuments to outstanding scientists, including E. Paton, S. Lebedev, M. Kravchuk, S. Korolev. Thanks to the staff, memorial plaques to the famous designers I. Sikorsky and A. Lyulka were installed on the museum building.

Today, the Polytechnic Museum also performs the functions of a research, cultural and educational institution. In addition to exhibition activities, museum staff are actively engaged in scientific, educational and educational work in various forms. Thus, since 2001, the museum has been holding a series of scientific readings “Outstanding Designers”, where scientists, students, technical intelligentsia, as well as all people who are not indifferent to technology gather.

Where is the State Polytechnic Museum?

Pobeda Avenue, 37/6
+380 44 204-8517
Mon-Fri: 09:00 – 16:30, Sat-Sun: call for details