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  • Visiting the History Museum

It’s one of the oldest museums in Ukraine, a center of the country study of Kharkiv region.

History Museum

History Museum

Kharkiv region is known to have been Free Village Area in old Russia. That was the place where runaway serfs could have a piece of land to settle, explore and live there without fear of being caught again.

At the entrance to the History Museum

At the entrance to the History Museum


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This fine city museum contains about 250,000 exhibits of national value, among them different collections and rare documents.

History Museum

History Museum

There are regular exhibitions:

- The World of the Past” (antiques from the 18th – 20th centuries from Kharkiv area);
- At the Turn of the Centuries (the region’s archeology);
- Arsenal (3D-pictures, ancient weapons and armor);
- The Mysterious Treasures (Scythian works of at made of gold, other treasures found in the area);
- Kharkiv in 1941-1943 (WWII exhibits);
- Free Village Area: painting (exhibition of the works of S.Vassilkivsky, a local painter).

  • Church History Museum

The Church History Museum of Kharkiv Diocese the Museum of the Diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate). It is located in the Old Town (University Hill) in the center of Kharkiv.

Church History Museum

Church History Museum

The museum is located on the territory of Virgin Mary’s Protecting Veil Monastery – an Orthodox Men’s Monastery, founded in 1726. The consecration of the museum took place in 2004.

Church History Museum

Church History Museum

Today it is the only museum of church history of the Free Village Area of Ukraine. It has valuable artifacts related to the spiritual heritage of the Orthodox history of Kharkiv Area.
There are everyday guided tours starting at 11 p.m. and at 3 p.m.
The museum is open every day, except Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

  • Admire the Arts

Arts Museum was founded in 1805. Now in contains 25 halls where you can visit a variety of exhibitions. About 250 works are on permanent display. Today, the funds of Kharkiv Arts Museum include about 25,000 exhibits: Western European exhibits, Ukrainian exhibits, Russian painting, graphics, sculpture, arts and crafts belonging to the 15th – 21st centuries.

Arts Museum

Arts Museum

The superb mansion that houses the museum was designed by Architect Beketov in 1913. It belonged to Ivan Ignatishchev, a brewery owner, an Honorary citizen of Kharkiv. The facade is an amazing example of the combination of artistic techniques of Renaissance and Art Nouveau. Its strict proportions are in harmony with the original stucco and decorated pottery. The architect used favorite theme of Greek classics in the interior.
As our guide explained to us, the museum repeatedly changed its names throughout its history. At first, it was called "The City Arts and Industry Museum". Later it turned out that the museum's collection were not devoted to the industry, but to the arts. In 1920, it was renamed into "Church History Museum". In 1922, it became "The Ukrainian Arts Museum". From 1949 to 1965, the museum was called "The National Fine Arts Museum". Soon, they choose the final name of that wonderful museum: Kharkiv Arts Museum.

  • Southern Railroad Museum

The museum is located to the left of the entrance to the regional terminal that stands to the right of the main entrance to the railway station.

Southern Railroad Museum

Southern Railroad Museum

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The museum consists of three halls dedicated to several periods:
- The Green Hall (the pre-revolutionary period of construction and the formation of the Kursk-Kharkov-Azov railroad);
- The Red Hall (the Soviet period of development of the Southern Railroad);
- the Blue Hall (the history of the time of the Independent Ukraine).

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Southern Railroad Museum

Southern Railroad Museum


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Southern Railroad Museum

Southern Railroad Museum

A lot of old and rare exhibits are shown here. You can see unique documents and photographs, models of locomotives and cars.
A huge mock-speed route "Kharkiv-Kyiv Metropolitan Express", recreates with accuracy not only the train, but the train stations of Kiev-Kharkiv route with copies of the buildings of Kiev, Kharkiv, Poltava,and Myrhorod.

Southern Railroad Museum

Southern Railroad Museum

The model has automatic layout functions of the centralized system with traffic lights, turnouts and railway crossings, and the train departs and makes stops under the music and announcements of speakers.
In addition, there are old locomotive and cars outside. It’s a great place for a photo session, especially if you have some spare time before your train leaves.

  • Visit the Famous Gallery

AVEC Gallery is one of the main exhibition sites of Kharkiv. It was dedicated in 2000. It i s a large charitable foundation headed by Alexander Feldman, with the office at Platinum Plaza. Platinum Plaza office

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AVEC gallery repeatedly exhibited the works of the best artists of Kharkiv. The gallery gained success thanks to the excellent premises equipped according to the standards of the European gallery standards. Also, it was thanks to the elite public gathering at the exhibition openings, as well as the creation of catalogs, booklets, and posters, accompanying exhibitions. As of today, AVEC Gallery is a leading non-governmental exhibition area of Kharkiv. Since 2000, about a million people have visited this gallery.

Platinum Plaza

Platinum Plaza

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AVEC Gallery

AVEC Gallery

"Dialogue of Cultures" is a special project of this gallery. Numerous exhibitions of art such as: "Images of the Vanished World", "The Foundation of Eternity", "Ukraine's Ethnic Diversity", an exhibition of Nikas Safronov "Childhood Memories. With Love for Ukraine" were arranged within the framework of this project.
The admission to all exhibitions is free. It is a return to the ideas of Stanislavsky on the accessibility of the arts.

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The Image of a Friend exhibition

The Image of a Friend exhibition


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We visited "The Image of a Friend" exhibition at AVEC Gallery. The exhibition presented the works of world-renowned masters of European animalistic sculpture of the second half of the 19th – the first half of the 20th century. Overall, the exhibition consisted of 135 works of art: sculpture, painting and drawing. They are devoted to the most faithful of our friends - dogs. In particular, visitors can see the works from the collections of Feldman Family Museum, the Khanenkos National Museum of Art (Kiev) and from Kharkiv Art Museum.

Platinum Plaza

Platinum Plaza

The exhibition is designed not only to show the general public the masterpieces of European animalistic sculptures, but also contribute to fostering tolerant and responsible attitude towards animals in the Ukrainian society, the perception of nature as the common value for all people.

Visiting AVEC Gallery at Platinum Plaza (72 Sumy Street), you can admire and enjoy the beautiful fountain in the courtyard. This beautiful light and music fountain is in the center of the patio of Platinum Plaza. Open, agile and light, this music fountain grows directly out of the ground, filling everything around it with the pleasant sound of falling water. Here you can admire several sculptural compositions: "The Orchestra", "Family in Business" and "The Passionate Photographer" – the works of the famous Israeli sculptor F. Meisler, as well as "Globe of Kharkiv" ("Planet Kharkiv"; 2011), by M. Rosenfeld.

The patio of Platinum Plaza

The patio of Platinum Plaza

The patio of Platinum Plaza is a modern arts ground and a cosy place in the center of the city. Here, surrounded by modern architecture, you can also see a sculpture garden, stores and cafes. Different musical evenings, exhibitions, and meetings are held here. Tourists and newly married come here for their photo sessions.

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The patio of Platinum Plaza

The patio of Platinum Plaza

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The patio of Platinum Plaza_Curious photographer sculpture


Enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of the patio!

Posted by Vic_IV 07:29 Archived in Ukraine

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