Many Ukrainians remember Mykhailo Hrushevsky from Ukrainian history classes. Hrushevsky was the first president of Ukraine in the period after World War I. He was also a great historian, politician and statesman. Hrushevsky was the leader of the pre-revolution era Ukrainian nationalist movement. He subsequently became the head of the Central Rada—the parliament of revolutionary Ukraine from 1917 to 1918. Hrushevsky was also a leading cultural figure in Soviet Ukraine during the 1920s. He died under mysterious circumstances in 1934.
As you can imagine, the figure of Hrushevsky occupies an important place in the history of the Ukrainian capital. The Hrushevsky Museum is located in a cozy house at 9, Pankivska street, where Hrushevsky lived with his family more than one hundred years ago. The house and its contents enchant everyone who comes to visit the museum to learn more about Mykhailo Hrushevsky – the great man, the loving husband and the caring father and feel the unique aura of his big family.
The museum exposition in Hrushevsky Memorial house was opened in 2006. It is the only building that survived to the present day from the Kyiv Hrushevsky estates. Hrushevsky bought this house in 1908 with his sister and brother. The museum collection has over seven thousand items, of which four thousand are presented in the exhibition.
While political career of Mykhailo Hrushevsky remains controversial among some, he is considered one of the most influential scholars of Ukrainian history and one of its most prominent statesmen. Hrushevsky was even lionized by Volodymyr Vynnchenko and Symon Petliura, who arguably played larger roles in the Ukrainian People’s Republic and sparred with Hrushevsky over ideology and tactics.
Hrushevsky’s protrait is depicted on the 50 hryvnia banknote.
There are two museums dedicated to Hrushevsky’s memory in Ukraine, one in Kyiv and the other in Lviv. Monuments honoring Hrushevsky have been erected in both cities. In Kyiv, the Vekhovna Rada (Parliament) and many government offices are located on Hrushevsky Street.
The Mykhailo Hrushevsky Memorial Museum is a branch of the Kyiv History Museum.
Kyiv, 9, Pankivska St.
(Metro station «Universitet» or «Lva Tolstoho»)
10.00-18.00 (ticket office until 17.30)
Monday – closed
Last Friday of each month — closed
Last Thursday of each month — free entrance
Phone: +380 (44) 288-28-82
Phone: +380 (44) 288-28-07