Lviv historical museum – one of the oldest museums of Ukraine, established in 1893. The stock collection of the museum includes more than 370 thousand museum objects. The exhibition represents the history of Lviv and Halychyna areas from the oldest times until our days. Museum exhibitions are located in the architectural monuments of XVI—XVIII centuries – buildings № 4, 6, 24 on the Market Square and in the former city Arsenal on the Pidvalna 5 st.
The history of regions of the Western Ukraine in the ancient and medieval times is reflected in the exhibition of the building 24 on the Market Square. Here you can see materials about the foundation of Lviv, activity of the King of Russia Danylo Halytsky, and learn about the fight of the Ukrainian nation under the leadership of Bohdan Khmelnytsky.
In the Royal Halls in the building on the Market Square, 6, an exhibition of historical treasures, in which there are furniture, clocks of the XVIII century, a unique collection of ancient orders etc, is presented. In the former city Arsenal – an architectural monument of XVI century ancient weapons from around 40 countries of the XIII – beginning of the XX centuries are exhibited.
In the beginning of 1990s branches of Lviv historical museum were established – the museum “Literary Lviv of the first half of the XX century” (Hvardiyska 18 st.), and the museum of the leader of the OUN, colonel Evhen Konovalets in the Zashkiv village in the Zhovkiv area. In 2005 a department “Palazzo Bandinelli” was opened in the building on the Market Square, 2 – an architectural monument of the Renaissance era of the end of XVI century – XVII century. On October 13 2012 the museum of a liberation struggle of Ukraine was opened (Lysenka,23a st.), in which a history of Ukrainians’ struggle for liberation from the beginning of XX until current times is presented.
In summer of 2020 there a new museum will be opened – a Museum of the history of Lviv in the recently restored Townhouses on the Market Square, 4 in Lviv.
KZ ENT “Lviv Historical Museum”
Heah – Chmelyk Roman Petrovych
The museum is opened for visitors during the week from 10.00 to 18.00
Day off – Sunday