Address: Bld. 6, 37, Pobedy Avenue, Kiev
Phone number: +38(044) 2419766
Closed on Saturday and Sunday
This is one of the biggest technical museums of the country and the biggest university museum in Ukraine. History of the Museum is inseparable from the legendary KPI – Kiev Polytechnic Institute, founded in 1898. Up to 40 thousand students get their education in this “student kingdom”, the biggest university of the country. Merits of its lectures and graduates in history of Ukrainian and world science are priceless.
Impressive buildings in Neo-Romanesque style rose on the former Brest-Litovsk highway in 1901. They were designed by prominent architect A. Kobelev, one of the “great seven” of geniuses of Kiev architecture of the beginning of the century. Initially the Institute had four departments: engineering, mechanical, chemical an agronomic. And then…Though it will be better described in the halls of Polytechnic Museum.
The exposition is placed in seven halls and consists of 13 parts. It is dedicated to history of the Institute and 13 directions of development of science and techniques in Ukraine and in the world on the whole. It describes the directions, the institute is famous in: electronics, instrument engineering, radio engineering, telecommunications, computer science, development of mining locations, industrial technologies, machine building, energetics.
Besides that, the Museum includes exhibitions of small arms and military communication techniques. The alley of monuments to outstanding scientists, connected with KPI, which is situated behind one of the main buildings of the Institute, can be considered an actual part of the Museum exposition. A steam engine produced in 1954 is placed by the Museum Building. Memorial tablets to designers I. Sikorskiy and A. Lyulka are fixed on the building of the Museum. Monuments to prominent scientists E. Paton, S. Lebedev. M. Kravchuk, S. Korolev are located on the alley.