Kiev Museums

Kiev, this indisputable cultural center of Ukraine, boasts a plenty of museums and art galleries that are of an exceptional cultural and historical value. Treasuries of national art, they represent thoroughly and comprehensively the rich culture of Ukraine from the old days to the recent past and present. With over 60 museums to choose from, one is sure to select something to his taste. We offer you the list of the most popular Kiev museums, which are not to be missed.

ARTEast Gallery

ARTEast Art Gallery is considered to be one of the best art galleries in the entire country. It holds a leading position in representing the best of national art to Ukrainian public and foreign connoisseurs as well. All exhibits represented in the gallery are the authentic works of well-established artists, members of the Ukrainian Union of Artists.
Address: 13 Reytarskaya St

Kiev Art Gallery

Kiev Art Gallery is located in the 19th century building in Nizhni Val Street in Podol, a historical district of the Ukrainian capital. A lot of ancient cultural monuments and famous landmarks of great tourist interest are located there. Podol was always an artistic district, one of the most favorite places of artists, actors and musicians.
Address: 17 Nizhni Val

Kiev Museum of Wax Figures

The idea to establish a museum of wax figures in Kiev appeared after its founders familiarized with exposition of London museum branch in Amsterdam. After this they questioned themselves - if there are such museums in Moscow and Saint Petersburg why not to create one in the capital of Ukraine. Nowadays the exposition consists of more than 60 figures.
Address: B. Khmelnitskogo St.

Kiev Museum of Western and Oriental Art

The Museum of Art named after Bogdan and Varvara Khanenko was founded on the basis of their private collections. The museum is also known as the Museum of Western and Oriental Art. Now it keeps one of the best collections of foreign art in Ukraine. From 1919 the number of exhibits has been more than 13 times increased, from 1,250 to nearly 17,000 artworks.
Address: 15 Tereshenkovskaya St.

Literary Memorial Museum of Mikhail Bulgakov

The museum of outstanding writer Mikhail Bulgakov is located in one of the most beautiful streets of Kiev, Andreyevsky Spusk, which was mainly built up at the end of the 19th century. The street is famous for some older constructions that are considered to be of great historical value. The Memorial Museum was founded in 1989 as a branch of the State Museum of Kiev's History.
Address: 13 Andreyevsky Spusk

Museum of Cultural Heritage

The Museum of Cultural Heritage was open on May 29, 1999. This museum presents the works by those Ukrainian artists who were compelled to live abroad. The collection of the museum is exhibited in eight halls of the old restored house. The museum building is the architectural monument dated to the end of the 18th century-the beginning of the 19th century.
Address: 40-B Moskovskaya St.

Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life

To the southwest of Kiev, in the picturesque setting of Pirogovo village there is an open-air Museum of Ukrainian Folk Architecture, Rural Life and Folk Art. The museum was founded in the late 1960s and features the unique collection of folk architecture from all regions of Ukraine. In summer and fall the museum hosts special craft festivals.
Address: Pirogovo village

National Art Museum of Ukraine

At the beginning of the history of the National Art Museum of Ukraine, there was hardly any concept of Ukrainian professional art. Ukraine was always famous for its national ethnographical applied art. The founders of the museum's collections decided to prove that this opinion was wrong and defined the list of main representatives of Ukrainian fine art.
Address: 6 Grushevskogo St

National Museum of Medicine of Ukraine

The National Museum of Medicine of Ukraine was founded in Kiev in 1973. It is located in the building of the former anatomical theatre of the University of Kiev. The building is considered to be one of the greatest architectural monuments of the 19th century. The museum represents medicine development in Ukraine from the oldest times until the present day.
Address: 37 B. Khmelnitskogo St.

State Museum of Ukrainian Decorative Folk Art

The State Museum of Ukrainian Decorative Folk Art has one of the largest collections of folk art in the ex-USSR countries. The history of the museum's collection goes back to the late 19th century when a group of prominent Ukrainian and Russian cultural figures sponsored the foundation of the Kiev Museum of Art, Industry and Science.
Address: 21 Sichnego Povsstaniya St.

Ukrainian Museum of Historical Treasures

Ukrainian Museum of Historical Treasures is located in the Pecherskaya lavra, the Monastery of Caves, and has one the richest collections of golden articles in the FSU countries. The museum features exhibits, representing Ukrainian goldsmiths and silversmiths from the 14th to 16th centuries. Ukraine has an old tradition of jewelry, gold and silverware making.
Address: 25 Sichnego Povsstaniya St.

Ukrainian State Museum of Theatre, Music and Cinema

The State Museum of Theater, Music and Cinema, founded in 1923 by the artistic union "Berezil", is the only museum of this kind in Ukraine. The museum's collections feature unique exhibits of theater, music and cinema history. The collections were started in 1923 and became a basis for the scientific research and the documentation of cultural history of Ukraine.
Address: 21 Sichnego Povsstanniya St.