Craft's Collections Museum In Kyiv - Kiev

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    10am. Flexible. Please choose your suitable time departure when booking and inform the sign name for the meeting .The Museum is open from 10am until 5pm. Otherwise Tour start at 10am by the local tim.. read more
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    Vulytsya Instytut·sʹka, 4, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000, , Traveler pickup is offered, Traveler's centrally located Hotel or Apartment in Kiev. , Please inform centrally address of your stay in Kiev in your.. read more
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    Returns to original departure point
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Visit too crafts museums one in the Lavra and the other of Ivan Gonchrs collection near-by. Both museums have nice collections of traditional costumes, pottery, wood-carvings, raps, glassware and etc. Learn about preferences of different provinces in terms of colour scheme, patterns, design.


Family friendly

Small group ensures personal service

Step back in time on a history tour

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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The crafts museum in the Lavra has some exhibits from XVII and XVIII centuries and a lot of exhibits dating back to late XIX and XX centuries. Ivan Gonchars collection is made of items obtained mostly in 1950-1980-ies. It has many village-style icons of Jesus, the Virgin Mary, St. Barbara and other popular saints. Other objects of folk art are pictures depicting Cossack Mamaiwith his pistol, sable, flask of vodka and horse and pictures from Soviet time.

The latter are either full of village humor-depicting, mothers chasing boy-friend of her daughter with a stick to beat him or present in a nave way the ideal village life with a pond and swans swimming in it. It is interesting to observe how those pictures were copied all over Ukraine as nearby every family wanted to have it at home.

The buildings housing both crafts museums are equally interesting themselves. I.Gonchars museum is located in over 200-year old governors residence. Lavras museum is in the Metropolitans house and its Annunciation church. Some exhibits are upstairs in the choir-gallery such as pictures by peasant artists Maria Primachenko and Catherine Bilokur. Primachenko liked to depict crocodiles, lions and the like her own primitive and colourful style. The floral motives in pictures by Bilokur show, for instance, Ukrainian nature recovering from war-time wounds in late 1940-ies.

In the church of Annunciation the carpet occupy the place of the icon stands. Same room there is Soviet propaganda porcelain with its revolutionary slogans, like He who does not work, does not eat either or All power belongs to Soviets. Other interesting exhibits are bear-shape bottles and lion-shape vessels designed and made as wedding or birthday gifts.


Private tour

Private guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Walking tour -pickup from the hotel by guide

Transport by private vehicle or by minivan or by minibus

Learn about the Ukrainian Craft's Collections from professional guide

Know more about traditional Ukrainian life

Tour includes transportation and hotel pick-up and drop-off (except walking tour)


Entrance fees to the territory of Lavra /about 2 USD per person

Entrance fees to the Museum /about 2 USD per person

Food and drinks

Extra service

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

Another language speaking guide is on request

Please inform the address of your stay in Kiev

Please inform the time-meeting of the day of the tour

Please inform about your cell phone number

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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