Museums and Art

Museum of One Street (St. Andrew's Descent) in Kiev, Ukraine

Museum of One Street (St. Andrew's Descent) in Kiev, Ukraine

The most unique museum in Kiev is Kiev One Street Museum. It differs from others in that it is dedicated to Andriyivskyy Descent Street, which is known not only in Kiev, its second name is Kiev Montmartre (by the way, not so long ago a picture of Pissarro Montmartre Boulevard in rainy weather was posted on our site). There are many mysteries in the history of this street, and the One Street Museum helps them solve their visitors.

The museum was opened in 1991, the initiator of this was the youth division of the literary search association "Master". Antiques presented at the museum were often purchased by the organizers at their own expense. The museum has two halls with permanent exhibits and a third hall for exhibitionsthat change periodically. The small size did not prevent the museum from accommodating a large number of exhibits, such as manuscripts, exhibits from archaeological sites and even works of art.

Entering the museum, you will plunge into the era of the beginning of the XX century thanks to the stylized design. In the museum you can find out how fashionable women dressed at that time or see the dining table served. Handicraft workshops and trading shops of St. Andrew's Descent, whose interior can also be seen in the museum, did not go unnoticed. Light retro music will fill your imaginary journey with realism, which begins near the St. Andrew's Church and ends on Podil. The humor with which the information about the exhibits is uplifting is uplifting.

Immersed in the past will help the visitor more than the six thousandth fund of the museum. In it you can find things that are inherent in that era. Men's and women's outfits from gloves, umbrellas and top hats to tailcoats. Cutlery, kerosene, a gramophone, a sewing machine, a typewriter and a National cash register - and this is not the whole list. The museum can be called a magic box of antiquities and this name will be justified.

The museum may surprise even more with rare books, often autographed. "Turbine Days" of the Paris edition of 1927; "Therapeutic reference book", which belonged to Bulgakov with his facsimile and others.

In the museum you can get acquainted with little-known pages of the biography of Muravyov, Popov, Krasitsky, Tyutyunnik and other famous people whose fate is somehow connected with the history of St. Andrew's descent.


The main exposition of the One Street Museum changes regularly; often it is devoted to a certain topic. Not so long ago, exhibitions were held that were dedicated to the circus dynasty Zollo and Mikhail Bulgakov. For the women's holiday, an exhibition was held, the theme of which was outstanding women. At this exhibition, attention was paid to the lives of Marlene Dietrich, Edith Piaf, Claudia Shulzhenko and Evita Peron.

The year 2002 became a landmark for the museum. It was then, the first from Ukraine, One Street Museum enlisted in the community of the European Museum Fund. Shortly before this event, the museum took its rightful place among the winners of the prestigious international competition, which was held in Luxembourg for the title of the best museum of the year in Europe. The largest tourist guide publishing house Let’s Go published a recommendation in 2003 to visit the One Street Museum on a visit to Kiev.

There are several options for visiting the museum. It can be either an independent or a thematic tour. There is even an option of excursions for children with elements of the game. As a souvenir in the museum you can buy a guide with illustrations and descriptions of exhibits.


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