Museum of One Street
Andriyivskyi Uzviz (literally Andrew’s Descent) is a popular destination amongst tourists visiting Kiev in Ukraine. It is filled with historical attractions, interesting sights and shopping opportunities. One of its most frequented drawing cards is the Museum of One Street, which documents the history of this famous street.
What makes the history of Andriyivskyi Uzviz so interesting? The street has been home to a number of notable figures including artists, writers, doctors and scientists. Amongst these were names such as F. Krasistsky, I. Makushenko, F. Titov, A. Savenko, S. Golubev, P. Kudryavtsev, F. Yanovsky, I. Kavaleridze, H. Dyadchenko, T. Kezma, G. Tyutyunnyk and world-renowned Mikhail Bulgakov. The museum provides insight into the life and works of these amazing individuals. There are also a number of historical sites along the descent, including The Castle of Richard the Lionheart, Mikhail Bulgakov’s house, Saint Andrew’s Church and various monuments.
A non-profit, non-governmental organization (formed in 1988) established the Museum of One Street in 1991. In no time it became extremely popular and was well known for accurately and objectively presenting history. Entering the museum, visitors are taken back into the past. Inside you will find an intriguing selection of paintings, engravings, photographs, money, clothing, playing cards, sewing machines, home décor, an American printing machine, a phonograph and a cash register. Included among the over 6 500 exhibits on display are a number of books and original manuscripts. There is also information regarding many of the buildings and monuments found on Andriyivsky Uzviz.
The Museum of One Street frequently hosts thematic exhibitions covering a variety of topics, from famous women to Christmas themes. Staff members at the museum are very helpful, whether it’s explaining the displays or guiding interested people around the nearby attractions. The museum is open between 09h00 and 18h00, though it may be advisable to call beforehand to confirm this.
So why not take some time to delve into the history of Kiev, learn more about the city’s interesting sights and gain insight into some of the country’s eminent men and women.