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Poltava Regional Museum

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Address: Konstytutsii vul. 2, Poltava 36020, Ukraine
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Wonderful bulding and exhibition

I saw beautiful museem buildings with poor exhibitions and mediocre buldings with gorgeous exhibitions. However this museum is two in one in a good sense! Not the best museum in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2016
Kiev, Ukraine
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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

I saw beautiful museem buildings with poor exhibitions and mediocre buldings with gorgeous exhibitions. However this museum is two in one in a good sense! Not the best museum in my life, but definitely in my TOP-5 of historical museums. Exterior and interior of this building are majestic! Also I was charmed by third floors exhibition - there were ethnical... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

It took us about an hour or more to make our way through this museum, which is very old and quite large. It has a wide variety of artifacts on display (not only local ones), some dating back many centuries. I will say that the taxidermy could have been done better, but overall it was very interesting and informative.

Thank Kim M
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Do not be put off by the mis-translation of the museum's name. It is not the local 'lore' museum ! It is the Poltava local museum - i.e. everything about Poltava and the region. Very comprehensive.

Thank Observer-Y
County Monaghan, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I went in here not sure what to expect and I was surprised when I began to view the exhibitions about how many and well everything is displayed. I will say no more I don't want to spoil your surprise.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed the museum even though everything is presented in Ukrainian or Russian. The quality and quantity of displays was way better than I expected. The history and development of the Poltava region is represented nicely with displays of history, battles, city, home life, and culture. Most recently, they have added memorials of the Ukrainian soldiers (from Poltava) that... More 

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Poltava, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Good for 3 hours , as usual in Ukraine very small entry fee. so good value. Exhibits described in Ukrainian, so either you need to read Ukrainian or just enjoy wandering around museum. Visit and enjoy..

Thank Raymond C
Salhouse, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

A very interesting museum housed in a beautiful Baroque building the exhibits are spread over two floors in separate sections there is even a wooly mammoth to see, sadly no English language explanations but I guess it's a little of the beaten track for that Well worth a visit and with a guide even better

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Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

This place full of historical guns,pictures, clothes and ect. Nice building near monument for Taras Shevchenko And near park

Thank Alexander_Kulia
The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

I agree with prior reviewers that the building is fascinating and certainly worth a visit. However, be prepared for a disappointment when you visit the collection inside. Old-fashioned exhibition style, not many interesting artefacts and explanantions only in Ukrainian!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

This museum is a must see in Poltava no matter if you like ethnographic collections or not. If you don’t fancy regional museums, have a look at its unique building in Ukrainian Art Nouveau style. It was built in 1903-1908, to house the local government - Zemstvo of Poltava Gubernia (province). The architects were determined to step away from boring... More 

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