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Brody Museum of History & District Ethnography
A museum in Brody, Ukraine, founded in 2001.

Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, Uzhhorod
An open-air museum located in Uzhhorod, Ukraine. It features over 30 traditional structures collected from villages across Zakarpattia Oblast, the Ukrainian province of which Uzhgorod is the capital. According to Michael Benanav of The New York Times, "the museum's centerpiece is 16th-century St. Michael's Church, with a roof and onion-domed steeple covered in wooden shingles." Uzhgorod Castle, located nearby, is an imposing fortress that housed the regents of the Habsburgs.

National Museum of Lviv
One of Ukraine's largest museums. The initial collection was founded privately in 1905 by the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptyts'kyi, when it was originally named "The Church Museum". Icon-paintings of which there are at least 4000 of form an important part of the collection as does folk sacral sculpture. A set of Ukrainian folk and professional engravings dating back to the 17th and 18th century's are of great value to the museum from a Ukrainian cultural viewpoint and there are over 1000 in this department. The museum has paintings by artists such as Johann Georg Pinsel, Maciej Polejowski, Michał Filewicz and others.

The National Museum of Lviv also has a number of important manuscripts, some of them very rare such as Cracow publications by Schweipolt Fiol (1491-1493), Prague and Vienna printings by Francysk Skaryna, and virtually all of Ivan Fedorov's publications.

Odessa Numismatics Museum
A currency museum in Ukraine. The museum preserves and exhibits ancient relics from the Northern Black Sea Region and Rus-Ukraine.

The Museum has two branches located in the centre of Odessa: at 33 Grecheskaya Str. — Exhibition of ancient and medieval coins, old and modern Ukrainian banknotes; antique pottery of the Northern Black Sea region and fine art of Kievan Rus'; and at 16 Deribasovskaya Str. — Coin Gallery literally "Monetary Court" — Exhibition of modern coins and monetary tokens of Ukraine.

Odessa Pushkin Museum
A museum dedicated to the Russian poet Alexander Pushkin in Odessa, Ukraine.The museum displays original manuscripts from Pushkin's writings, and a copy of a page from his book ‘Eugene Onegin’.
Ostroh Castle
A castle in the city of Ostroh, located in the Rivne Oblast of western Ukraine. The city of Ostroh was first mentioned in the 1100s. For almost three centuries, the castle it was a residence of the noble family of Ostrotzky which gave Ukraine famous military leaders, musical composers, and civil engineers. Today the castle is in ruins, and lasted from the 14th century to the 16th century.
Also known as Pirogovo, originally a village south of Kiev, is a neighborhood in the southern outskirts of the Ukrainian capital city. It is now home to an outdoor Museum of Folk Architecture and Life of Ukraine.
Pysanka Museum
Built in 2000 in the small city of Kolomyia, Ivano-Frankivska Oblast. The central part of the museum is in the shape of a pysanka (Ukrainian Easter egg). This is the only museum in the world dedicated to the pysanka, and it has become a calling card of the city. In August 2007 the museum was recognized as a landmark of modern Ukraine.
Western European Paintings in Ukrainian Museums
Art museums of Ukraine possess a large number of Western European paintings. There, one can see canvases by world famous artists (such as Titian, Francesco Guardi, Jusepe de Ribera, Diego Velásquez, Rubens) as well as by the painters whose works throughout the world are unique (such as Master of the Osservanza, Jacopo del Sellaio, Jacob Ferdinand Voet, Georges de La Tour and others).

Museums in Kiev, Ukraine
Golden Gate, Kiev
A historic gateway in the ancient city walls of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. The name Zoloti Vorota is also used for a nearby theatre and a station of the Kiev Metro.

This gateway was one of three constructed by Yaroslav the Wise, Prince of Kiev, in the mid-eleventh century. It was reputedly modelled on the Golden Gate of Constantinople, from which it took its name. In 1240 it was partially destroyed by Batu Khan's Golden Horde. It remained as a gate to the city (often used for ceremonies) through the eighteenth century, although it gradually fell into ruins.

Ivan Honchar Museum
A museum in Kiev, Ukraine showcasing the culture of Ukraine and preserving Ukrainian folk art.

The museum was founded on a private collection of Ivan Makarovych Honchar shortly after his death in 1993. During the Soviet period, Ivan was accused of nationalism. Each individual showing an interest in his private collection was registered with the KGB.

Kiev Archive Museum of Transitional Period
A propaganda museum whose establishment was sanctioned by German occupants in 1942. The museum existed in April - October 1942. Its expositions demonstrated "achievements" of the German occupation and crimes of Stalin's regime. The museum's director was a famous Ukrainian historian Oleksandr Ohloblyn who used this opportunity to organize an exhibition about cultural monuments destroyed by Bolsheviks. Several historians, such as Oleksandr Hruzynsky, Svitozar Drahomanov, Natalia Polonska-Vasylenko etc. were appointed scientific advisors of the museum.
Kiev Pechersk Lavra
A historic Orthodox Christian monastery in Kiev, Ukraine. Since its foundation as the cave monastery in 1015[1] the Lavra has been a preeminent center of the Eastern Orthodox Christianity in Eastern Europe. Together with the Saint-Sophia Cathedral, it is inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Kiev Fortress
A generic name for the 19th century fortification buildings situated in Ukrainian capital Kiev, that once belonged to western Russian fortresses. These structures were built in the Pechersk and neighbourhoods by the Russian army. Now some of the buildings are restored and turned into museum called the Kyiv Fortress, while others are in use of various military and commercial installations.
Mikhail Bulgakov Museum
Officially known as Literature-Memorial Museum to Mikhail Bulgakov, commonly called the Bulgakov House is a museum in Kiev, Ukraine, dedicated to a Kiev-born Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov.

Commenced in February 1989, and opened on May 15th, 1991 for the 100th anniversary of the writer's birth, the museum is located at №13 on the Andriyivskyy Descent and contains an exposition of nearly 2500 pieces that include writer's belongings, books, postcards, photos - conveying the life and creativity of Bulgakov and his surroundings.

Museum of Soviet Occupation, Kiev
Devoted to portraying the crimes of the Soviet regime in Ukraine from 1917 to 1991. It was established in November 2001 by the Vasyl Stus branch of Memorial Society as an exhibition "Not to be forgotten: The Chronicle of Communist inquisition." Between 2001 and 2007, the exposition grew into a full fledged museum. On May 30, 2007, it received its current name.
Museum of Western and Oriental Art
Also known as the Bogdan and Varvara Khanenko Museum of Art is the largest collection of foreign art in Ukraine.

During the Soviet times, the museum ranked the third in the USSR by the value and size of its collection after The Hermitage in Saint Petersburg and the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow. Currently, the Museum is well-known both Ukraine-wide and abroad for its unique collection of paintings, sculptures, etchings, decorative arts of Western Europe, Middle and Far East as well as the Antiquity.

Museum of the Great Patriotic War, Kiev
A memorial complex commemorating the Great Patriotic War located in the southern outskirts of the Pechersk district of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, on the picturesque hills on the right-bank of the Dnieper River.
National Art Museum of Ukraine
A museum dedicated to Ukrainian art in Kiev, Ukraine.
National Sanctuary "Sophia of Kiev"
The state museum in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, responsible for maintenance and preservation of some of its most precious historic sites. The museum has the authority over the complex of Saint Sophia Cathedral, the Golden Gate, St. Cyril's Monastery, St Andrew's Church of Kiev in Kiev as well as the Genoese Sudak fortress in Crimea
Savka House
A museum of Ukrainian rural life, located 10 kilometers from Kyiv at Novye Petrovtsy village. The museum features an old Ukrainian house made of clay covered with straw. Highlights of Savka House include numerous ancient household items: tiny glass bottles, ancient shoes with wooden nails which “cost like a cow”, various pots, wooden wheels, a large wooden bowl for making bread. In the yard there is a real smithy, a boots workshop, a pottery, three old bee hives, a kitchen garden and an old well.

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