The first meeting of the educated and cultured Ukrainian citizens in Sambir took place on October 9, 1927. During the meeting it was decided to establish "Boykivshchyna" association and a museum.
In 30-40th the museum was well-known not only in Poland, but also in many other European countries. In 1954 Boykivshchyna was closed out by the Soviets.
The new age in the history of the museum began in December, 1990. According to the request of Volodymyr Kobilnyk association (one of the museum's founders and the member of Boykivshchyna association), the town council provided the museum with the building that belonged to the former parish school (in 1679 inhabitants built it on the ХVІ-century's foundation).
Boykivshchyna museum keeps in touch with the ethnic Boyky in Poland, in particular with Syanotskyy museum of national building, Rzeszow art gallery and Krakow academy of handicrafts (the archeological department). Since 2000, the museum together with Lviv Academy of Arts has been arranging an annual master-class "Kids create an Easter egg".
Besides research efforts and conferences and seminars arrangements, the museum's attendants publish books, booklets and monographies, etc.
Since 1992, lots of expositions have taken place here. Besides, paintings by artists from Lviv and Sambir, works by painters from abroad are exhibited. To enlarge the number of exhibits, expeditions to Boykivshchyna villages are regularly arranged.
The museum's attendants provide tour service around the town too.
Permanent expositions:
  • "Economic culture of the Boyky and the Boyky's burden"
  • "The Kozakevych" (one of the oldest families in Sambir that was awarded with a noble title more than 200 years ago)
  • "Struggle for Ukraine state organization in Sambir region and Boykivshchyna" (national liberty competitions exposition)
Working hours:
Sunday 11:00-17:00;
closed on Saturday.
Entrance fee:
Adults — 40 UAH (depends on exposition).
Children — 20 UAH.
Excursion rates:
Adults — from 40 UAH (depends on number of people).
Children — from 30 UAH (depends on number of people).
Lviv region
Sambir town
A. Chaykovsky Sq., 4

Теl.: +38 (097) 289-74-66
+38 (03236) 3-44-35
+38 (03236) 6-01-94
How to get there:
By public transport
Go to Sambir by train or bus. In Sambir walk to the Town Hall. The museum is located in the centre of the town.
Detailed information about public transport.

By car
From Lviv go to Sambir along the highway Н-13, the museum is located in the centre of the town.
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