The museum was founded in 1976 for popularization of the works of writers and artists of Stryj region. Its exposition contains about 600 exhibits. They are books, paintings, samples of graphic arts and folk embroidery, glasswork, etc.
Museum funds contain 26 thousand exhibits. Old prints, icons, folk clothes, pysanky (Easter eggs), embroidery, coins are worth attention. The exposition is divided into 3 departments: nature, history and ethnography.
Museum was opened in the family house of Stepan Bandera. It contains a lot of interesting materials presenting the cultural and economical life of Lany - a suburb of Stryj, native town of Bandera family members.
The museum opened in 2005. The history of beekeeping is presented here. Among the exhibits, you may find ancient beehives made from hollow trees, wooden honey extractors, an exact copy of the bell-shaped beehive made by M. Vitvytskyi, a honey extractor of the twentieth century with an interesting drive shaft, herbarium of nectar source plants of Ciscarpathia, old editions and modern inventions from different parts of Ukraine and the whole world. Moreover, there is also a gallery of portraits entitled «Great people in the field of beekeeping».
The museum operates on a voluntary basis. Free excursions are held every Sunday.
Museum is based on Olha Bachynska private collection. She was the first Ukrainian woman in Halychyna to direct a big economical establishment. Besides, she was known as an ethnography and museum expert. There are personal things of the activist, family photos, documents and archival records.