The reserve was established in 1981 on the basis of the local lore museum, which in turn was opened on August 24, 1916. This is the Remembrance Day of the Reverend Fedor Ostrozky, who became a patron of the independent Ukraine.
Current status of the State Historical and Cultural Reserve was approved by the Rivne regional council in 2013. In addition, 3 architectural monuments of a national significance are included in the reserve, and its museum collections belong to the state part of the Museum Fund of Ukraine, which is a national heritage.
Architectural monuments included in the reserve:
Scheineberg House, built in the 1910s.
City Gate (Zaslavskaya Gate), first mentioned in 1596
The oven, built in the XVII century, that remained intact until current times
Trinity Monastery (ancestral monastery of the Ostroh princes), known from the XV century
Lutsk Tower (now a museum of books and printing)
The Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – a monument of Christian sacred construction
Tatar tower of XIV-XVII centuries
The New Tower (Round) – an outstanding monument of defense architecture of Ukraine of the XVI century
The brick tower – the first defensive stone building of Ostroh Castle
After Ostroh was included in the USSR, Ostroh museum got a national status, staffing and respective budget funding in February 1940, as well as the standard for the Soviet cultural nomenclature name: “Ostroh Historical Museum”.
Recently, the reserve became one of the winners of the cultural and artistic contest “Small towns – big impressions”. Another project of Ostroh residents “Interactive museum of old prints” is set to create accommodations for the cultural center functioning, and to renovate exhibitions in the Museum of Book and Printing. Staff of the museum note that the project has to strengthen the tourist appeal of the museum and the town overall.
The staff of the museum regularly perform interesting and educational tours, including the interactive tour-quest “In search of the treasures of the princes of Ostroh”.
State historical and cultural reserve in Ostroh
Head – Manko Mykola Pavlovych
Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30 to 17:15.
Monday – day off