Address: 9, Pankovskaya Str., Kiev
Phone: +38 (044)288-28-07
Opening Hours: 10:00 - 17:00
Closed on Monday.
This address, Pankovska street, 9, has been well known in Kiev since the beginning of the XXth century. Right here in 1908 Grushevsky`s family got an estate with a three-story house that became the center of national and cultural life in Ukraine. Mikhail Grushevsky lived here, he was a great Ukrainian historian, a prominent politician and public figure. His family - his brother Alexander, a famous historian and literary critic, his daughter Catherine, an ethnologist and sociologist, and his nephew Sergei Shamray, scientist-researcher of history of Kiev - also lived in this house. Famous scientists and artists, leaders of the Ukrainian revolution also visited Grushevsky`s house very often.
From the day the museum was founded in 1992, its collection has received about 5,000 items. Iconographic collection containing hundreds of photographs of Grushevsky and his family is not only the largest in Ukraine, but also unique in its content: most of them have survived just in one copy. The portrait of Catherine Grushevsky by the famous Ukrainian artist Igor Trush is the pearl of this collection, donated by collector F. Zernetsky. Most of the collections came to the Museum from the family of the scientist from Ukraine and abroad.
Original letters of M. Grushevsky and his family and other prominent figures of Ukrainian science and culture, works of historian, publishing under his editorship, books from his personal library - all these are in the MMuseum.
Preservation of the interior of this house is unique for Kiev, especially considering the fact that Grushevsky` family have not lived here since 1940. The parquet, doors, window frames, balcony lattice and all design have been fully preserved in the house. Stoves have also been partially saved.