The Best Museums of Chernigiv
Today, WeLoveUa team will tell you about the best places where you can learn a lot about the history, culture, and arts. We are talking about the museums of Chernigiv, which will help you to spend an unforgettable tour in one of the oldest and the most beautiful cities of Ukraine.
The oldest museum of Chernigiv – Chernigiv Regional Historical Museum named after Vasyl Tarnovskyi – will tell you about the history of this city. The museum was founded in 1896, and over 150 thousand of monuments of material and spiritual culture are stored in its funds. They represent different historical periods of Chernigiv, beginning with the ancient times and up to the present day events. The museum exhibition includes a large collection of archaeological findings and old manuscripts. There are very rare documents and objects from different times of the Cossack era. Particularly noteworthy is the Military History department of the museum, the exhibition of which consists of two sections: Military History Of Chernigiv and Military Way Of 1st Guards Army. Chernihiv Regional Historical Museum named by Tarnovskyi is located at 4 Gorkyi St., and the Military History Department can be found at the address 55A Shevchenko St. Ticket price amounts to 3-10 UAH, depending on the type of the excursion. There are discounts for pupils and students.
Grygorii Galagan Chernigiv Regional Art Museum will tell you more about art and culture of the city. The funds of the museum store about 8000 exhibit items of fine and decorative art created since the 16th century. The most valuable property of the museum is a unique Galagans’ collection, represented by the works of Western European and domestic art of the XVII-XIX centuries. Moreover, icon paintings and the works of Western European painting are also exhibited. The Art Center in located at 6 Gorkyi St. The entrance ticket costs from 3-10 UAH, but the museum also has a number of other services at different prices. You can learn more here: http://www.halahan-art.com
Chernigiv Literary-Memorial Museum-Preserve of M. M. Kotsiubynskyi is dedicated to the life and works of the famous Ukrainian writer. The museum was founded in 1934 in Kotsiubynskyi’s estate. The museum complex includes memorial and literary exposures, memorial garden, and a hall for films and lectures. The museum funds amount to more than 20,000 exhibition items, including manuscripts of the writer’s works, memorial library, and correspondence. The museum is formed on the basis of Kotsiubynskyi’s memorial apartment.
You can find out more about the life of this poet on 3 Kotsiubynskogo St. National Architecture-Historical Sanctuary Chernihiv Ancient will tell you more about the ancient age of Chernigiv and the whole Ukraine, too. The museum includes 29 unique monuments of architecture and history, six of which belong to Mongol period and are among the oldest in Eastern Europe. Also, the collection of old books is represented here, along with a collection of professional, national, and Old Believer iconic art dated XVIII-XIX centuries and consisting of more than 800 icons, fund wooden carvings, architectural, and construction details. The richest collection is the archeological one, including more than 50,000 items.
So, if you are going to visit the north of Ukraine, be sure to explore the museums of Chernigiv.