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Mykola Syadristy Microminiatures Museum

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Address: Lavrskaya St., 9, Kiev 02000, Ukraine
Phone Number: 380442551237
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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The one thing you should do in Kiev

After entering Pechersk Lavra for 20 UAH (~£0.60), you should definitely come and see this exhibit. It costs 40 UAH (~£1.20) to get in, and will take you about 30 minutes to see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Gerallt H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After entering Pechersk Lavra for 20 UAH (~£0.60), you should definitely come and see this exhibit. It costs 40 UAH (~£1.20) to get in, and will take you about 30 minutes to see it all. All of the pieces here are incredible. After seeing them all I still have no idea how one person could have done all of this... More 

1 Thank Gerallt H
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

When visiting Lavra, do not forget this gorgeous museum. It is small but wonderful. Separate entrance fee.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

After entry to the Percherska Lavra grounds (20 UAH), you then can visit the impressive Museum of Microminatures (40 UAH) which contains a lot of the works of Nikolai Siadristy such as a flea with golden horseshoes or the smallest book in the world - all so small that they have to be viewed via microscopes. Absolutely amazing skill from... More 

Thank chepaddy
Wilmington, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

I had a private tour guide and driver for a half day in Kiev. One of the places I wanted to experience was the Miniature Museum. Beyond all belief! Amazing details that can only be seen under a microscope! After finishing the tour, my guide had a surprise for me. I got to meet the artist, and had my photo... More 

Thank Brookvilleguest
Bremen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

I still cannot believe how a human can manage to carve those tiny sculptures. I haven't seen anything like this in any part of Europe so it is a really unique museum that anyone passing there should visit. It left me with amazement.

Thank Atugran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

This museum is really good for around 30 minutes. I have no idea what it is doing inside the monastery compound. You look through a series of microscopes (all of which worked well) and there is a description of each object in English. It was certainly amazing. What is lacking is any insight as to how they were made. Oddly,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Based at Pechersk Lavra Cave Monastery, this is an exceptional exhibition at a very low price and well worth taking the time to visit. There is a single room with displays around the edge. The level of detail in each micro-miniature is unbelievable.

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Barre, Vermont
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Not really worth it. Some cool things carved onto human hair and tops of pins but not worth having to pay for.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

The museum is found in the Pechersk Lavra complex, accessible from the Arsenalna metro station. We did not want to see the churches so we only saw the museum. There is a small fee to enter the complex and then another small fee the see the museum. It was amazing! I still don't know how the artist managed to do... More 

Thank Ana-Maria B
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Small entrance fee, can’t recall what. Not as extensive as the same talented artist shown in Andorra but an Interesting short visit as only a few exhibits but it is still stunning how this is done even just looking at the few examples.

Thank KS&HC

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