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Kharkiv Historical Museum

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Address: 5, Universitetska St, Kharkiv 61003, Ukraine
Phone Number: 0572 23 20 94
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Must visit in Kharkiv

If you have a few hours to spare in town, this is one place you don't want to miss. The museum building, though aged, has a variety of collections in 4 floors from ancient time to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2014
Tokyo, Japan
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
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English first
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71 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Five of the hugest tank battles in the world were fought here or close by and only a bit of square footage is dedicated to this story. What a shame.

Thank officematt
Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

I was only looking for the WW2 things lots of things to see never seen before...I had time to kill so I saw more floors.Really worth it to see a famous world hero and with recent history not to be missed too about the new independent Ukraine and the book of rememberence and photos of those who lost their lives... More 

Thank 993richard
Beijing, China
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274 reviews
250 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Visited back in OCTOBER 2013, it rained very hard that day. We can see the wwii tanks outside of the museum; they serve as the main weapons of choice for the Soviet Army during WWII. Inside however, has under construction during the time I was there, therefore, didn't know what interesting weapons from the war were there. QQ~~

Thank Liusi0820
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Only went in the war museum floor but fantastic looking forwatd to visiting later this year. Couldnt believe my luck a T34/85 sat outside and the collection inside wow

Thank Dave W
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Very interesting museum with great artifacts! However, I was disappointed that the 2nd floor (World War 2 display) was closed until further notice!!! Only told, maybe May, maybe June.... For me it was supposed to be the main reason and interest in the museum. So check before you make the trip. I did not see anything on their website regarding... More 

1 Thank Christopher D
Kiev, Ukraine
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399 reviews
340 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Admission entrance to this place is very confusing. I am not fluent in Russian but I can understand most of what people are saying. This place had a number of different admission prices. And the woman selling them just kept talking way too fast! Why not just one admission fee for children and adults instead of a number of different... More 

Thank norgeva
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Like many museums here there isn't one price, you pay by exhibit. However they charge more for non-Ukranians. The exhibits are fine, everything is in Russian as expected, but you will pay more just for not speaking Russian. The best exhibits were closed with no explanation and the staff wasn't friendly.

1 Thank Aaron C
Tokyo, Japan
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

If you have a few hours to spare in town, this is one place you don't want to miss. The museum building, though aged, has a variety of collections in 4 floors from ancient time to modern Ukraine. Some may think WWII era artifacts truly intriguing, as Kharkiv was one of the most fiercely fought city in Eastern Europe.

1 Thank Sequoia2001
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

An interesting place to visit however the explanation of the exhibits is in Russian and the staff are still very Soviet style, I was lucky my friend could speak good English so I had it translated,but it is still worth a visit. Of course across the road from it is Kharkivs second Irish bar which again has great food and... More 

Thank ionabars
Copenhagen, Denmark
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

They have some really cool stuff in here, but it is a shame that almost none of it is written in English. On the 3rd floor they have some signs in English, so that was nice. It's definitely worth a visit, but don't expect smiling and helpful service.

Thank LenaKista

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