The Post-Office of Ukraine The first stamps of Independent Ukraine Pechkin the Postman
The Post-Office of Ukraine
The first stamps of Independent Ukraine
Pechkin the Postman
Address: 22, Khreschatyk Str., Kiev
Phone: +38 (044) 230-08-02
Visits by prior arrangement only
Postman is one of the most positive characters of child fairy-tales, even the main postman of USSR – grumbling Pechkin, whose phrases became common. Useful and necessary work of a postman is the most required in the country. Maybe, our children would like to become postmen after visiting this Museum.
This is central Museum in Kiev by its location. It is resides at the Kiev Post-Office, which is situated on Maydan Nezalezhnosti St. The post rarities of the last two centuries tell how the service and its attributes, the organization of post business has changed. This Museum has existed for almost 14 years, there “live” ancient telegraph magazines of 19th century, forms of Post-Officers, uniform buttons and writing materials, which you can see only in “flea market”, ancient post boxes, legendary post-horn, and the very “thick shoulder-bag” of the model of 1947 – how can classic character of a postman exist without it? Post insurance remittances were transported in such bags at that time.
The Museum is covered with pictures, connected with post business. You can see all kinds of post transport, beginning with patriarchal ox team to nimble motorcycles of the times of World War II, which served postmen of further decades for a long time. Stamps also are here… Each boy had his first child’s collection – the Museum is worth visiting just to revive the memories. Here, in particular, the first stamps of Independent Ukraine lay under glass – we have already forgotten how they looked like…
The post became Internet-mail, telegrams and letters become things of the past... Let’s hurry up after them them – they will bring us to the cozy Museum at the Post-Office, in the very center of noisy capital!