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“Not the best service” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Kharkiv Historical Museum

Kharkiv Historical Museum
5, Universitetska St, Kharkiv 61003, Ukraine
0572 23 20 94
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Ranked #31 of 92 things to do in Kharkiv
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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“Not the best service”
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.

Visited January 2014
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Kyiv
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“Don't miss unique Cossack Ceremonial flag”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Conveniently located in the city centre next to Istoricheskiy Muzei metro station, not far from Pokrovsky and Assumption Cathedrals.

I came here for the announced Scythian exhibition to only discover the new premises it was supposed to take place in under construction. But the main exhibition surely deserves to be seen, and it has rich Scythian collection, too.

Very specific admission and photo policy. Each of the 8 exhibitions is priced separately. So you can either choose to see specific hall(s) of your interest, or get a pack of tickets for the entire museum for UAH 64 or ca US$ 7.8 for foreigners (as of Dec 13). There’s a separate price for taking photos – each shot is priced and their number is limited. Few rare exhibits cannot be captured at all.

Among the exhibitions I found the most interesting were archaeological collection, inclusive of museum’s own excavations and rare findings (like whole burial mounds, or Scythian akinak sword) from nearby “horodishcha” (hill forts) (1st floor), the exhibition dedicated to Kharkiv in XIX century (3rd floor) and a small hall on the 4th floor with unique relics of the Cossack period.

The latter includes XVII century Hetman Mazepa ceremonial flag of 7.5 sq m, which was recently partially restored by Krakow renovators who basically saved it. This flag is now carefully preserved in the closed glass window. Make sure you see it before it disappears with time!

Don’t miss an outdoor military equipment exhibition around museum, inclusive of WWI period Mark V English tank, WWII period T-34 Soviet tank and several guns.

Visited December 2013
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“A must visit place in Kharkiv”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

This museum is a showpiece of the region, from Neolithic, Scythian to WWII. The museum's east side building is now covered with glass ceiling and facade, much like a contemporary European museum, which is still under construction. You will see a well-preserved T34/76 Soviet tank, which is designed and built in Kharkiv, just outside of the museum entrances.

Visited November 2013
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Moscow, Russia
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“If its raining its a interesting place !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

Covers the history of Kharkov well, this city has some very beautiful parts to it and the industry here is among the best in the world . The T34 was designed here , there is aircraft manufacture ,trains , space craft , a strong cultural history ! Interesting place !

Visited August 2013
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Half Moon Bay, California
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“very nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

very nice, but I expected more information. i think it should be a little bit updated but still very nice place.

Visited June 2013
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