The museum was found in 1940 by conjunction of expositions of Karol II Museum and that of sacral art. Today the museum funds number about 90 thousand exhibits that have no analogues. And a unique numismatic collection (more than 3 thousand coins), books printed early, collection of cold arms and guns, archaeological findings are among them. There is a rich collection of local icons of XVI c. in the museum exposition, too.

Section "Bukovyna as a part of Moldavian principality" is of great interest for history fanciers. Here arms and arming of Moldavian soldier (XIV-XVI с.), bust of Alexander Dobry, the Moldavian prince, and a copy of customs charta (1408, October 8) where Chernivtsi city is mentioned for the first time are worth seeing. The exposition dedicated to the Russian-Turkish war with arms and equipment of that period also attracts the visitors.

Section "Austrian period in Bukovyna history (1774-1918)" occupies several rooms. It presents a box and seals of local craftsmen, metal moneybox, iron candleholder. Farming in the region was governed by "Golden Charta" of George Hieky (1766). Here the agricultural implements of that period are worth seeing, too.

The folk movement of local avengers — known as "opryshky" began in the region in XVI c. It had been lasting here for about 300 years. In 1730-1740 Oleksa Dovbush was the leader of the movement. Later, in 1840-es it was headed by Luk'yan Kobylytsya. In the museum exposition there is a collection of opryshky's arming and a big sculptural group "Luk'yan Kobylytsya and his mates" (O. Zdykhovsky).

Exhibition "Noble city of Chernivtsi" is one of the largest museum's attractions. It represents the fine collection of suits and dresses of early XX c.

Late XІХ — early ХХ с. — is a specific period in the history of Chernivtsi that became a European city at that time. The museum exposition reflects the atmosphere of that period — musical and theatrical life in the city. Collection of music instruments, original samples of dresses, suits, hats and accessories — all these exhibits represent the unique charm of Chernivtsi in the early XX c.

The nature department is of great interest for pupils. It represents local flora and fauna.

Working hours:
9:00-17:00, closed on Wednesday.
Entrance fee:
Adults — 10 UAH.
Students — 7 UAH.
Children — 5 UAH.
Excursion rates:
Adults — 40 UAH.
Students — 30 UAH.
Children — 25 UAH.
Chernivtsi city
O. Kobylyanska St., 28

Теl.: +38 (0372) 52-44-89
How to get:
By public transport
Go by train or by bus to Chernivtsi. The museum is situated in the city centre.
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By car
In Chernivtsi go along Holovna St. to the City Hall. O. Kobylyanska street (walking zone) is located nearby. It'll take about 3-4 minutes to walk to the museum.
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