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National Museum of the History of Ukraine

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Address: Volodymyrska vul. 2, Kiev 01001, Ukraine
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Good museum, needs some work

The museum is a classic, archaeological museum. There is a lot to see see, from various periods. Recommended for history lovers. Some displays only have info in Ukrainian, and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 August 2016
Gal E
Bat Yam, Israel
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Izmir Province, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kyiv has strong history and for many things it is the center of Europe. when you will go to the museum, you will understand what I mean.

Thank Karabayat
London (England)
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105 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

A decent collection. Most exhibit labels are short and fewer than half in English. About half the rooms have an introductory notice (one sheet A4) in English. Nonetheless worth visiting because you can see both how the Ukraine was integrated into pan-European cultural movements and also how it was different from them. Some of the exhibits relate to current events:... More 

Thank Michael3112
Bat Yam, Israel
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

The museum is a classic, archaeological museum. There is a lot to see see, from various periods. Recommended for history lovers. Some displays only have info in Ukrainian, and are missing English text.

Thank Gal E
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166 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

The contents of the museum are fabulous, and well worth a visit. If you are Ukrainian then the presentation is just about ok if uninspired. But for English-speaking visitors it is terrible. Ukraine is a great country in crisis, and surely it needs to advertise itself to foreign visitors. But clearly the museum staff just don't care. There are babushkas... More 

3 Thank witston
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

The museum is rather expansive with a lot of rooms over several floors showing a range of exhibits. The layout is conventional for the most part, however the modern day exhibit for the current "history" of events still taking place around Donetsk was professionally done, maintaining objectivity whilst delivering the poignancy of the events, promoting life and peace above all.

1 Thank fireflies1
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

I have visited this museum several times over the past 10 years and I'm happy to say they have included English Labels for most of their displays items, and they are constantly adding more and upgrading them. They have not unfortunately included detailed explanations (In English) for many of the display cases so the labels are not explained well. The... More 

3 Thank mahew22
Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

The National History museum delivers on its name, providing firsthand contact with artifacts from Ukrainian history from the beginning of time to today. Captions for the objects in Ukrainian abound, while English translations are provided sparsely. If you cannot read Ukrainian (as this reviewer cannot), you will be left to your imagination to provide commentary for a majority of the... More 

1 Thank Mezzofanti Z
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

This is a large museum on top of a hill not far from St Andews church. Very large museum on the history of Ukraine over thousand years. Each floor has a different theme ranging through the ages. For the English speaker, curiously some floors have an English explanation on exhibits other do not.There is a small one page guide in... More 

1 Thank Biggles147
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240 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

You must allow 2-3 hours for this museum to get most out of the exibition.Another advise is to have a guided tour first and walk around on your own later.So many floors with diverse collection.

Thank yavuzIstanbul
Yekaterinburg, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

This was the best museum that I have seen in Ukraine! Four floors and they had some of everything. The best part was the price. Only 30 grivnas! I've paid must more before at other places and seen much less!

Thank norgeva

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