The One Street Museum is dedicated to the history of Andreevsky Descent, one of the most ancient streets in Kyiv, connecting the Upper Town with the Lower Town – Podil. The concept of the museum is based on the desire of its creators to bring the history of St. Andrew’s Descent and Kyiv as close as possible to the individual, without pompous presentation of historical processes, without national, religious, cultural and political bias.
The rich exhibition is filled with historical documents, autographs, manuscripts, old postcards, photographs and a large number of ancient household items. A worthy place in the museum’s collection is devoted to interesting cases, stories, and urban tales related to famous homeowners and houses of St. Andrew’s Descent.
Usually Andreevsky Descent is associated exclusively with the name of the world famous writer Mikhail Bulgakov, who lived in house No. 13 (Turbinykh House). In fact, since the late 19th century, dozens of prominent figures of science and culture have lived on this densely populated street. One Street Museum shows their lives and work without any prejudice or preference. Just as these people were neighbors on Andreevsky Spusk, so they are nearby in the museum exhibition.
Several museum display cases tell about St. Andrew’s Church, Castle of Richard the Lionheart and other buildings of St. Andrew’s Descent. Associated with the mystical legend of ghosts, Richard’s Castle was inhabited at the beginning of the 20th century by famous Ukrainian artists F. Krasitsky, G. K. Dyadchenko, I. Makushenko and sculptor F. Balavensky. The museum has a unique collection of their artistic works.
In its exhibition hall, the One Street Museum constantly holds historical, literary and art exhibitions dedicated to outstanding personalities associated with Kiev and important historical events. The museum collects a collection of urban costume and accessories (1830-1930s) and has one of the richest collections of death masks in the world, collected in-house.
Where is the museum of one street (Andreevsky Descent) located?
Andreevsky Descent, 2-B
Tuesday – Sunday from 12.00 to 18.00