Generation NEXT

On January 21, 2018 the third season of the museum school "Generation NEXT" started. The first lesson was attended by 26 young researchers aged 6 to 14 years. The younger group learned about the history of the emergence and use of symbols that embodied the aspirations of people to peace, while the elders, through the words of A. Hitler, “the bigger the lie, the more people believe it”, tried to understand the role of propaganda in the formation of the Nazi dictatorship. The lessons were organized in the form of games using museum items and videos. In the end, the participants took part in the quest and had time for self-expression and discussion. At the Museum Children's Center there was an atmosphere of benevolence, knowledge and interest.

In the next lessons of our school we will continue to study history based on what makes you curious – through the well-known symbols and statements of the leaders of key countries-participants of the Second World War. We invite you to join. Classes will be held on February 4, 18; on March 4, 18; on April 1, 15, 29. Price is 30 UAH.

You can order participation in the program by phone number +38(044) 285-94-52 or on the project page

In future work key values for us, as always, remain Man, Spirituality, Responsibility, Professionalism and the most cherished desire – to talk about the war only in the past tense.


If you plan an interesting cognitive program for active friends, especially from other countries, then you can contact us. The museum has developed an engaging historical quest with a military component.

The program includes the search of objects in the Memorial area and the stage of military equipment, identification of the original military equipment of different countries of the world in the exhibition halls, theatrical improvisation and many other interesting things. Quest is conducted in Ukrainian and English languages.

Price of services – 300 UAH per person

Duration – 1 hour

We accept orders for individual scripts

Please call: +38 (044) 285-94-52


Martyrology of the deceased warriors in the battles for the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine on the eastern territories is placed under the arch of the Moscow Gate, built in the 18th century. At one time, it was the southern entrance to the Pechersk fortress, through which there was Stara Navodnytska road that led to Moscow.

In the 21st century the war has come to Ukraine exactly out of there, the war that day after day takes away the lives of our fellow citizens. Therefore, the thousands of names of those who have given the most expensive in the battles for freedom of Ukraine are in the Moscow Gate. They are remembered every day and will be remembered forever in their homes, in the circle of friends and blood brothers. Ukraine cries for them and prays for them.

The portraits of the deceased warriors are on the symbolic altar. They are watching closely for us, who are alive: whether we will betray the interests of the country or make a mistake on the path to its freedom and independence.

The time passes as though the river of memory flowing, on which there are the memorial candles and the names, those are so dear to us. But even, when the last candle is out, we will not forget our Heroes.

Tilt your head! Enter under the arch of the ancient gate, listen to Silence, and realize the price of Life!

Glory to Ukraine! Glory to heroes!

«Ukrainian East»

Museum exhibition project the «Ukrainian East» is created for the Day of the Heavenly Hundred Heroes and is dedicated to the victory and sacrifice of patriots of Ukraine who are currently defending the sovereignty and territorial integrity in the eastern part of our country.

This is the second museum project in this topic. The first one was the «Ukraine. The realities of modern warfare» consisted of ten exhibitions. For three years the employees of National Museum have collected more than 4000 authentic exhibits that give an accurate portrayal of the events in Eastern Ukraine. Half of them are represented at a new exhibition; the majority of them are exhibited for the first time.

The team of journalists of «1+1» TV Channel of the Television Service of News (TSN) and the volunteers of «Black Tulip» Humanitarian Mission are the partners of the project.

Structurally, the exhibition consists of sections which tell of the participation of various military formations and volunteer battalions in combat operations in Eastern Ukraine.

The chaplains who care about the life of a soldier, the doctors who are designed to treat wounded soldiers' bodies in the field, the volunteers whose unselfish assistance saved our men especially in the first months of confrontation, the journalists whose reports bring us the bitter truth about the war are united in symbolic battalions in the exhibition.

A symbolic «foreign legion» is presented at the exhibition in recognition of the fraternal assistance. Among the defenders there are Belarusians, Georgians, Chechens and the representatives of other nations who protect Ukraine.

Taken together, these museum stories reflect the heroic and tragic events of 2014 – 2017 where the fate of Ukraine is being solved today. In the prologue to the exhibition there is a collection of flags and chevrons given to the Museum directly by combatants.

Accent composition of the exhibition the «Way of the Cross» symbolizes the bloody price which is being paid by our people for the right to live freely in their country. The difficult fate of residents of Donbas who were in the war zone is represented in the composition of «Civilians».

The gallery of works of famous press photographers supplements the picture of events in the Ukrainian East. The lines of the National Anthem of Ukraine and the poems of famous Ukrainian poets emphasize the idea of the exhibition about sacrifice of our people in struggle for freedom and invincible faith in the victory. Glory to Ukraine! Glory to Heroes!

New Digital Collection

The work of filling of e-collections continues. The creation of the second digital collection «Official Archive of Andrii Myhalevych» has started. It consists of 20 artifacts; altogether it will include 234 museum objects.

Andrii Myhalevych («Kos», «Denys», «13»). Since May 1946 he has been a guide of the Starovyzhivskii district (rayonny) wire of OUN (Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists), since April 1947 – guide of the Starovyzhivskii overdistrict (nadrayonny) wire of OUN. Since 1949 he has been the deputy guide, assistance of the Security Service of the Kovel district of OUN in the North-Eastern Ukrainian territories. In 1951 he died as a result of special operation of the tactical group of the Ministry of State Security.

The collection has mass of originals of 1943 – 1950. According to their topic and sort they are divided in four main groups: the normative and personal documents, the accounts, the popular educational editions of the Main UPA Command. Permanent location of content – here.

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