Free Days to Visit Kyiv Museums in January 2019

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The most popular Kyiv museums have days when you can visit them for free. The trick is to save the date.

January 17

Lysenko museum in KyivMuseum of prominent figures of Ukrainian culture such as Lesya Ukrainka, Mykola Lysenko, Panas Saksahanskyy, Mykhailo Starytskyy. Here you can find out about life and legacy of true titans of Ukrainian art. Lesya Ukrainka is a renowned writer, Mykola Lysenko is an exceptional composer, Panas Saksahanskyy is a pioneer of directing and acting, and Mykhailo Starytskyy is one of the classics of Ukrainian theatre. Three separate exhibitions with personal artifacts give a chance to witness the lives of these prominent people.

Address: 97, Saksahanskoho Street
Hours of free visiting: 10 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Free admission for everyone

January 19

Princess Olga monument by Ivan KavaleridzeIvan Kavaleridze Workshop-museum. It is one of the most renowned museums on Andriiivskyi Descent. Ivan Kavaleridze was a sculptor, director, and playwright, one of the pioneers of Ukrainian cinematography who was rightfully called «Ukrainian Michelangelo». He is the author of the famous monuments like Olha, Kyrylo and Mefodii, as well as Yasoslav the Wise by the Golden Gate in Kyiv. Drop by to witness his works.

Address: 21, Andriivskyi Descent
Hours of free visiting: 11 A.M. - 6 P.M.
Free admission for everyone

January 25

Oblique Caponier fortress in KyivKosoy Kaponir (Oblique Caponier) is only a part of a huge Kyiv fortress, which is the largest in Europe and the second largest in the world earthen fortress. Today the territory of Kosoy Kaponir includes two museums, dedicated to the history of this fortification. The first museum is located underground. The room is kept in the same state as it was in prison times. The museum exposition consists of old utensils, weapons, uniform, personal possessions of prisoners. The second museum presents military clothing of different periods and historical documents, related to the history of Kyiv and Kosoy Kaponir.

Address: 24A, Hospitalna Street
Hours of free visiting: 10 A.M. - 5 P.M. (museums), 10 A.M. - 10 P.M. (fortress territory)
Free admission for everyone

Ivan Honchar Museum. Ivan Honchar was a renowned cultural figure in Ukraine - apart from being a sculptor and artist, he also explored Ukrainian culture and art. Honchar created the Ukrainian Society of Historical and Cultural Heritage Preservation, which brought numerous expositions in museums all over Ukraine into nowadays. The 7 halls of the museum show Ukrainian art, livelihood and culture in all its forms and depth.

Address: 19, Lavrska Street
Hours of free visiting: 10 A.M. - 5.30 P.M.
Free admission for everyone

Ukrainian Diaspora Museum introduces visitors to life and creative works of famous Ukrainians who were born and studied mostly in Kyiv but had to immigrate for different reasons. The exhibition includes works of art, sculptures and personal belongings.

Address: 40B, Moskovska Street
Hours of free visiting: 10 A.M. - 6 P.M.
Free admission for everyone

January 26

Maria ZankovetskaMaria Zankovetska Literary and Memorial Museum houses a permanent exhibition about the life of renowned Ukrainian actress of the 19th century, her memorial apartment and theatrical drawing room. The materials cover the life and work of Zankovetska from birth to 1917, while the apartment where she lived shows Maria's life from 1918 to 1934.

Address: 121, Velyka Vasylkivska Street
Hours of free visiting: 10 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Free admission for everyone

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January 27

The National Art Museum of UkraineThe National Art Museum of Ukraine located in the building of late 19th century constructed by famous architect Vladislav Horodetsky has over 20 thousand works of art. If you are a fan of modern art schools like constructivism and Cubo-futurism, you should definitely pay a visit, as the most renowned Russian and Ukrainian representatives’ works are available at the museum.

Address: 6, Hrushevskoho Street
Hours of free visiting: 10 A.M. - 6 P.M.
Free admission for Ukrainian citizens

Pavlo Tychyna Literary and Memorial Museum-apartment is devoted to the life and work of the Ukrainian poet Pavlo Tychyna. The apartment is furnished and styled like in the Tychyna's lifetime, contains the poet's personal library, his drawings, and musical instruments.

Address: 5, Tereshchenkivs'ka Street
Hours of free visiting: 10 A.M. - 7 P.M.
Free admission for everyone

Maksym Rylsky Literary and Memorial Museum is dedicated to the Ukrainian poet, translator and public figure, Maksym Tadeevych Rylsky. The museum is located in a small house on the picturesque slopes of Holosiiv district, the place where the poet spent 13 years of his life from 1951 to 1964. The two-floor house with a loft is built based on the project of the poet.

Address: 7, Maksyma Rylskoho Street
Hours of free visiting: 10 A.M. - 6 P.M.
Free admission for everyone

January 28

The Museum of Ukrainian HistoryThe Museum of Ukrainian History located near picturesque Andriivskyi Descent illustrates Ukraine's history from the ancient times till nowadays. The building itself is a part of the history – it was constructed in 1944 by the project of Joseph Karakis. The exposition includes ethnographic heritage, a vast collection of Scythian Art, numismatic collections and early printed books.

Address: 2, Volodymyrska Street
Hours of free visiting: 10 A.M. - 6 P.M.
Free admission for everyone

The Hetmanate Museum situated in the building of the late 17th century introduces visitors to the rich history of the Ukrainian state. Also known as «Ivan Mazepa House», the museum has about six thousand exhibits, including personal possessions of Ukrainian Hetmans, and a vast collection of artifacts that depict the Cossack way of life: swords, cannonballs, and powder.

Address: 16B, Spaska Street
Hours of free visiting: 10 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Free admission for everyone

Ukrainian State Museum of Theater, Music and Cinema. The two permanent exhibitions show visitors history and development of theatre in Ukraine since the dawn of centuries as well as various national instruments that are still used nowadays. The museum is also free for visiting on September 28.

Address: building 24 and 26, 9, Lavrska Street
Hours of free visiting: 10 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Free admission for everyone

January 30

Taras Shevchenko Literary and Memorial HouseTaras Shevchenko Literary and Memorial House. The well-preserved building built in the early 19th century reproduces the atmosphere of 1846-47th when Shevchenko lived in Kyiv till his arrest in the case of Kyril and Mefodiy Association.

Address: 8A, Shevchenko lane
Hours of free visiting: 10 A.M. - 6 P.M.
Free admission for everyone

National Literature Museum of Ukraine. Located in a pastel-blue 19th-century building, this place holds an exhibition of the literary history of Ukraine. You can find books from the 17th century, old photographs of famous writers, as well as the first book printed in Cyrillic - «Apostol» by Ivan Fedorov.

Address: 11, Bohdana Khmelnytskoho Street
Hours of free visiting: 9 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Free admission for everyone

January 31

Taras Shevchenko National MuseumTaras Shevchenko National Museum opens its doors for those who want to discover the Ukrainian genius’s talents including but not limited to fine art and literature. The fullest exhibition presents his most famous paintings and personal belongings.

Address: 12, Shevchenko lane
Hours of free visiting: 10 A.M. - 6 P.M.
Free admission for everyone

Mykhailo Hrushevskyy Historical and Memorial Museum. The museum commemorating the life of Ukrainian historian and politician Mykhailo Hrushevskyy is located in the memorial house of the Hrushevskyy family in Kyiv. The memorial and historical parts of the exposition are represented on two floors.

Address: 9, Pankivska Street
Hours of free visiting: 10 A.M. - 6 P.M.
Free admission for everyone

Photo sources: hroniky.com, Facebook pages and websites of museums mentioned above, depositphotos.com, unsplash.com. All images belong to their rightful authors.

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