DIOCESAN Museum

Diocesan museum in Truskavets town was founded on October 11, 1998. One of its founders was a doctor Roman Smyk, Bohdan Lepky's nephew, he received the secondary education in Ukrainian secondary schools in Berezhany and in Stanislav (nowadays Ivano-Frankivsk), and medical education — in the Universities in Krakiv and in Berlin. It was Mr. Roman Smyk who consigned the case about Yosyf Slipy which became the basis for the museum foundation.

Nowadays, the museum exposition gives the possibility to find out about the history of the Sambir-Drohobych Diocese, about famous in Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church figures' lives, such as archbishop Yosafat Kuntsevych, metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky, patriarch Yosyf Slipy, and to view one of the exhibitions of the sacred art.


Every year more than 5 thousand tourists visit the museum. Exhibitions of different subjects (mostly spiritual) are organized for the visitors. The museum's funds are used for the scientific research of the history, they are also used by the regional ethnographers, by students for their research works or by pressmen.
Documentary film about the Diocesan museum (format avi, size 1.4 Gb)
Among the museum's rare objects:
  • Saint Yosafat's relics;
  • Metropolitan Andrey's hair strand;
  • Metropolitan's mantlet;
  • Patriarch Yosyf's private things;
  • The Beresteysky union document duplicate.

Famous people who visited the museum:
  • Liubomyr Huzar, the Supreme Kyiv-Galician Archbishop, Cardinal, the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church Head;
  • Nerses Bedros XIX, Armenian Catholic Church Patriarch;
  • Bohdan Matolych, deputy head (LRSA), the Truskavets town mayor of 1998-2001 years;
  • Mykola Zhulynsky, academician, a public man and a politician, the Ukrainian vice-prime-minister of 1999-2001 years;
  • Hennadiy Udovenko, people's deputy of Ukraine;
  • Ivan Popovych, people's artist of Ukraine;
  • Nina Matviyenko, people's artist of Ukraine;
  • Borys Hudzyak, Ukrainian Catholic University rector, leading scientist in the Church history branch;
  • Emmanuil Mysko, academician, Lviv Arts Academy rector;
  • Guests from Poland, Romania, Russia, Germany, Austria, Italy, Canada and from the USA.
Such artists exposed their works of art in the museum:
  • Iryna Senyk, embroidered blouses show (Boryslav town);
  • Bohdan Panchyshyn, pictorial art (Mykolaiv town);
  • Kostyantyn Markovych, icon painting (Lviv city);
  • Ihor Kopchyk, relief plastic arts on leather (Lviv city);
  • R. F. Dmytro Blazhiyovsky, embroidered icons show (Lviv city);
  • Roksolyana Pryjma-Tamiola "Saint Ivan Bohoslov's Afflatus" (Lviv city);
  • Stepan Boryslavsky, embroideries (Modrychi village);
  • Oleh Yarmolyuk, lost churches of Ukraine-paintings (Lviv city);
  • Taras Lozynsky and Oksana Romaniv-Triska, icons on glass (Lviv city);
  • Ivan Hrechko, Christmas postcards collection (Lviv city);
  • Roman Vasylyk "World of the icons" (Lviv city);
  • Ihor Kapko, embroideries (Boryslav town);
  • Levko Mykytych, abstract art (Drohobych town);
Diocesan museum closely cooperates with the Lviv State Folklore and Cultural-Educational Work Regional Centre (manager Mrs. Agnessa Ropetska), it holds the people's masters' works of art.


Such artists exposed their works in the Diocesan museum as Halyna Otchych, Iryna Ivasenko, Yaroslava Zanevchyk, Hryhoriy Mazurak, Halyna Myshko, Lidiya Kuchma, Bila Olesya, Marta Novytska, Oleksandra Zrobock, Oksana Ivanochko, Mariya Stankevych, Hanna Polyakova, Orest Hladun etc.
Working hours:
10 AM — 6 PM
Saturday, Sunday — closed
Rates:
Entrance fee — donation.
Contacts:
Lviv region
Truskavets
S. Bandera St. 19

Tel.: +38 (03247) 6-85-91
+38 (097) 661-40-47 — Taras Shafran — manager of the museum, teacher of History and Ukrainian study

E-mail: shafran.ts@gmail.com
How to get there:
By public transport
Go to the railway station in Truskavets by train Lviv-Truskavets or by bus from Lviv (sets off from the railway station). Then walk (5-10 min.) or go by taxi.
Detailed information about public transport.

By car
Go along the road Kyiv-Lviv-Chop to Pisochne village, at the traffic lights turn to the road Pisochne-Boryslav and go to Truskavets town.
GPS:
49.27674  23.50862  convert to dd°mm'ss"
 

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