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Ukraine – Crucifixion

The exhibition on the Russian-Ukrainian war “Ukraine – Crucifixion” is opened for the visitors in the Museum.

For the first time in the world museum practice, the stationary exposition on the ongoing war was created in the real time. With the help of the authentic materials and photos, the horrible realities of the full-scale Russian aggression are highlighted.

Visit us in the exhibition center of the Museum (27 Lavrska Street, Kyiv).

Working hours:

  • Tuesday – Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the tickets are available until 5.30 p.m.
  • Monday is the day off
  • Entrance fee: adults – UAH 50, students and school pupils – UAH 30
  • Excursion fee per group – UAH 150 for adults, UAH 100 for school pupils, UAH 300 for a tour in English

Please, follow the rules of conduct:

  • for visiting the exhibition center, we recommend to register and book an excursion by phone +38 044 285 88 62 or by filling online form
  • visit is possible without the registration, as well as excursion without booking, in the case of vacancies.

We care of your safety:

  • in the case of the air siren, the entrance of the new visitors to exposition is stopped, however, the visitors of the Memorial can go to the shelter with the seats and water available
  • entrance to the exhibition center is equipped with the metal detector. It is prohibited to bring the forbidden, flammable and explosive materials, cold weapon and guns, as well as large-sized items
  • the space of the exhibition center is equipped with the additional means for firefighting
The multimedia project “Children…” – martyrology of children killed during the full-scale Russian-Ukrainian war

The multimedia project “Children…” under the arch of the Upper Moscow Gate of the 18th century of the Pechersk Fortress is presented.

It is impossible to estimate the real number of the killed and wounded children, as the occupiers continue the active hostilities. However, the known number of lost lives is reflected in the symbolic account. The names of the dead appear on the symbolic altar, and those who have now turned into angels are watching us from eye to eye.

 The tragedy of this performance is stressed by the artwork “Tree of Life”, the metaphor of the children’s deaths in the war. The red boxes contain the belongings of the children found in the museum expedition to the newly liberated areas of the Kyiv region. The black branches form the symbol of the fortitude of all Ukraine as the united family.

Ertrance is free.

Working hours:

  • Tuesday – Sunday – from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

“Motherland”. Reinterpretation

This exhibition project is about the transformation of the monument’s image in the awareness and perception of Ukrainian society presented to the Independence Day of Ukraine.

From the first days of the open aggression, artists repeatedly used the image of the “Motherland” as a sign of resistance. The most defining thing for artists and content makers was the geographical orientation of the sculpture towards Moscow, while the sword and shield in its hands turned into an effective anti-ruscist weapon. It was a new patriotic, sometimes satirical, digital content that expressed motivation for resistance and armed struggle against the occupants. The accumulated collection is a real art worth seeing.

Follow this link to see more.

Working hours:

  • Tuesday – Sunday – from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.,
  • The ticket office is open until 6.30 p.m.
  • Monday is the day off.

Tickets to the exhibition:

  • Entrance fee:

-         for adults – UAH 30

-         for students and school pupils – UAH 20

  • Excursions (fee per group):

-         in Ukrainian – UAH 50

-         in English – UAH 100

“Motherland” in the colors of the National Flag

On the Independence Day of Ukraine, the highest European monument “Motherland” is illuminated with the colors of the National Flag. Throughout the day, air-raid sirens sound endlessly all over the territory of our country. The wave of Russian aggression does not die down, but the Ukrainians are undefeated. This year, we are holding such an event for the third time. This is how we demonstrate the national courage, determination and unity respected by the whole world in the fight for our Independence – all the way to Victory!

Happy Independence Day of Ukraine!

Lend-Lease. Reload
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The exhibition is dedicated to the history of military and economic cooperation of the United Nations during the Second World War and the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian war. It actualizes the continuity of mutual assistance traditions of democratic countries in struggling against aggressive dictatorships. The exhibition dispels the myths produced in the USSR and modern Russia about the insignificant impact of the Lend-Lease on the victory over Nazism and militarism. After exhibiting the project, we prepared its online version.

The exhibition presents the items from collections of the National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, The National Archives and Records Administration (USA), The Library of Congress (USA), the artifacts donated by the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, defenders of the state, and materials taken from open sources. The exhibition covers the period of 1941–1945 and 2021–2022. It highlights the history of the Second World War and the struggle of the Ukrainian people for independence and state sovereignty in our time. A significant number of artifacts are displayed for the first time.

Caricatures on the war – the effective weapon at the informational front

Since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, our Museum has been fulfilling its main tasks. It documents the war events and remains active at the different platforms, making its contribution to the informational resistance to enemy. Now the important work is being done with the international partners.

Recently, the illustrator from France Régis Hector, who works in the “Options” (“Minds”) newspaper, shared his caricatures on the Russian-Ukrainian war with the Museum. These 11 impressive works reflect the invincible resistance of the Ukrainians to the Russian invasion and their courage in defending the European future of their country, the false expectations of the invaders to rule over Ukraine, and the totalitarian origin of Putin’s regime.

The Museum popularizes these works on its web-resources and social media. In future, the caricatures will be used in different museum projects to inform the world on this Russian-Ukrainian war. It will be our common contribution to the resistance to aggressor at the informational front.

Sharing the caricatures is the result of the active French-Ukrainian partnership. The significant event was the presentation of the Museum’s photo exhibition “Kyiv: One-Day Report. March 8, 2022” in Verdun on March 23. Its focus is one day in the life of the Ukrainian capital in the wartime.

We are sincerely grateful to Mr. Hector for sending his works, and our partner, the Director of the World Center for Peace, Freedom and Human Rights in Verdun Philippe Hansch for cooperation and all-round support.