museums avaWe write a lot about the traditional clothes and clothing crafts of Ukraine on this website, but it’s always better to see once than to hear one hundred times, so here is a detailed list of various folk museums in Ukraine. You can visit these exhibitions and witness in person, have a closer look, or even ask the museum curators about garments and clothing traditions you’re interested in. When you’re traveling, drop by a folk museum of the country you’re in and find out more about its culture.


Kyiv, the capital

National center of folk culture “Ivan Honchar Museum”. It’s situated in Kyiv. Among the exhibits are traditional clothes, vintage jewelry, vintage handicraft tools, and various folk art items.

Private Mamaeva Sloboda open-air museum. It’s situated in Kyiv. Among the exhibits are traditional Ukrainian houses, folk costumes, vintage handicraft tools, etc.

National Museum of History of Ukraine. It’s situated in Kyiv. Among the exhibits are historical clothes, jewelry, accessories, traditional costumes and jewelry, archaeological items, etc.

Museum of Folk Architecture and Life (Pyrohiv). It’s situated in Kyiv. Among the exhibits are authentic Ukrainian houses, folk clothing and accessories, vintage handicraft tools, etc.

Museum of Making of Ukrainian Nation. It’s situated in Kyiv. Among the exhibits are replicas of traditional clothing from Kyivan Rus and other medieval countries, vintage jewelry, weapons, etc.

Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine. It’s situated in Kyiv. Among the exhibits are authentic jewelry pieces from different periods and cultures, folk accessories, etc.


Central part of Ukraine

Museum of Architecture and Life of Central Naddnepryanschiny. It’s situated in Pereiaslav town, Kyiv region of Ukraine. Among the exhibits are traditional clothing, ceremonial towels, folk art objects, old handicraft tools, etc.

Museum of Ukrainian Folk Clothing of Middle Dnieper. It’s situated in Pereiaslav town, Kyiv region of Ukraine. Among the exhibits are national costumes, ceremonial towels, vintage jewelry, etc.

Kozelets Museum of the History of Weaving in the Chernihiv Region. It’s situated in Kozelets town, Chernihiv region of Ukraine. Among the exhibits are national costumes, ceremonial towels, vintage handicraft tools, weaving looms, etc.


Western part of Ukraine

Museum of Ethnography and Art Crafts. It’s situated in Lviv, western Ukraine. Among the exhibits are a large collection of national costumes, folk handicraft tools, historical 18th and 19th-century garments etc.

National Museum of Hutsulshchyna and Pokuttya Folk Arts. It’s situated in Kolomyia town, Ivano-Frankivsk region of Ukraine. Among the exhibits are traditional clothes and accessories, weaving looms, ceremonial towels, old handicraft tools, etc.

Historical and ethnographic museum “Yavorivshchyna”. It’s situated in Yavoriv town, Lviv region of Ukraine. Among the exhibits are traditional costumes, ceremonial towels, old handicraft tools, weaving looms and spinning wheels, archaeological artefacts, etc.

Roman Kumlyk museum of Hutsul lifestyle, ethnography, and musical instruments. It’s a private museum situated in Verkhovyna village, Ivano-Frankivsk region of Ukraine. Among the exhibits are folk clothes, traditional musical instruments, handicraft tools, etc of the Hutsul sub-ethnic group.

Vinnytsia Regional Museum of Local History. It’s situated in Vinnytsia, western Ukraine. Among the exhibits are traditional garments and accessories, weaving looms, handicraft tools, vintage jewelry, archaeological artefacts, etc.

Museum of Folk Architecture and Life. It’s situated in Uzhhorod, Transcarpathian region of Ukraine. Among the exhibits are national costumes, ceremonial towels, vintage tablecloths and linens, various vintage handicraft tools, etc.

Museum of folk architecture and way of life on the Precarpation region. It’s situated in Krylos village, Ivano-Frankivsk region of Ukraine. Among the exhibits are folk costumes, vintage fabrics, traditional handicraft tools, etc.

Regional Museum of Folk Architecture and Life in Chernivtsi. It’s situated in Chernivtsi, western part of Ukraine. Among the exhibits are national costumes, vintage fabrics, folk handicraft tools, folk art objects, etc.

Svitlytsia Ethnographic Museum of Bar College of Automotive and Highway Engineering. It’s situated in Bar town, Vinnytsia region of Ukraine. Among the exhibits are Ukrainian traditional embroidered shirts, ceremonial towels, folk headdresses, weaving loom and tools, spinning wheel and tools, etc.

Private family Kornelyuk Museum. It’s situated in Kosiv village, Ivano-Frankivsk region of Ukraine. Among the exhibits are Hutsul folk clothing, headdresses, jewelry, bags, and other items of the Hutsul sub-ethnic group culture.

Sarny Historical and Ethnographic Museum. It’s situated in Sarny town, Rivne region of Ukraine. Among the exhibits are national clothing, folk handicraft tools, and folk art objects.


Southern part of Ukraine

Odesa Museum of Regional History. It’s situated in Odesa, southern Ukraine. Among the exhibits are traditional clothes, ceremonial towels, a collection of pictures and photos of folk costumes, vintage weapons, etc.

Mariupol Museum of Local History. It’s situated in Mariupol, southern Ukraine. Among the exhibits are traditional clothes, handicrafts, archaeological artefacts, and other objects of the Azov Sea area.


Northern part of Ukraine

Zhytomyr Nature Museum. It’s situated in Zhytomyr, northern Ukraine. Among the exhibits are traditional costumes, folk accessories, ceremonial towels, samples of traditional embroidery and weaving, etc.

Tarnovskyi Chernihiv Regional Historical Museum. It’s situated in Chernihiv, northern Ukraine. Among the exhibits are national costumes, weaving looms, ceremonial towels, folk handicraft tools, vintage weapons, authentic jewelry items.


Crimea

Historical and ethnographic museum of Krymchaks. It’s situated in Simferopol, Crimea. Among the exhibits are folk clothing and handicrafts of the Krymchak ethnic group.

Crimean Ethnographic Museum. It’s situated in Simferopol, Crimea. Among the exhibits are traditional clothing and handicrafts, handicraft tools, and other objects of Crimean Tatar, Ukrainian, Greek, Bulgarian, and other ethnic groups dwelling on the Crimean Peninsula.

 

Note! If you’re a museum that exhibits traditional costumes, folk clothing crafts, or historical clothes, jewelry, and accessories, and you’re not on the list, please write us in the comment section or via the contact page. We will gladly add your museum here with short info about it.

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#2 Sofia 2021-03-22 09:19
Quoting Christina Sikorsky:
An amazing resource, your site. Here is Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, we have the Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre, or Oseredok. There is also a fine small museum at the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral. That said, there are multiple Ukrainian museums throughout the prairies.

Thank you for the info). Maybe one day, we'll make an article about Ukrainian museums throughout the world
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#1 Christina Sikorsky 2021-03-22 00:14
An amazing resource, your site. Here is Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, we have the Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre, or Oseredok. There is also a fine small museum at the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral. That said, there are multiple Ukrainian museums throughout the prairies.
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