University History Museum

Subdivision contacts:

Kharkiv National University, 2nd floor, 4 Svobody Sq, 61077, Kharkiv

+38 (057) 707-54-72


Reception hours for employees and visitors:


Monday: 09:00 — 17:00

Tuesday: 09:00 — 17:00

Wednesday: 09:00 — 17:00

Thursday: 09:00 — 17:00

Friday: 09:00 — 16:00

Founded in 1972, the University History Museum is one of the first university museums in our city. It is a landmark of Kharkiv University. The exposition of the Museum will immerse you in an atmosphere of the University's past, and the Museum guides will lead you along the paths of our Alma Mater’s long and fascinating history. Every year, the Museum is visited by about 4,000 students, senior schoolchildren, participants of international and national conferences, Kharkiv residents and guests of the city.

Among the Museum’s guests are the leaders of the city and region, representatives of other educational institutions, foreign organizations and embassies of about 40 countries. Today, the Museum collections contain about 19,000 core exhibits, as well as 10,000 photo negatives that cover the history of Kharkiv University.

Every year, we offer our visitors 5-7 temporary exhibitions dedicated to Kharkiv University’s history, famous alumni and scientists, buildings and collections, academic and everyday life of the University corporation. In addition, together with Kharkiv archival and museum institutions, the Museum holds citywide exhibitions that display interesting pages from the past of Kharkiv region.

The Museum is an inspirer and organizer of oral history projects, creative performances; a platform for presenting publications on the history of the University.

We are happy to see you from Monday to Friday, 10:00-16:00.

Virtual Exhibitions of the University History Museum

Кharkiv University Giants of Physics
Author: winner (II place) of the contest Kharkiv University — to the City, Ukraine, the World, Anastasiia Rybalka.

— Frontline Album (V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University)
Author: Researcher of the History Museum of V. N. Karazin KhNU Viktoriia Piven.

Memorable Places of Kharkiv University
Author: winner (III place) of the contest Kharkiv University — to the City, Ukraine, the World, Hanna Hnatchenko. Research adviser — Yevhen Rachkov.

Dmytro Bahalii in Memoirs of Contemporaries (PDF, 6. 73 Mb)
Author: Senior Researcher of the University History Museum Pavlo Yeremieiev.

History of the Main Building of V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (based on materials of the History Museum) (PDF, 8. 76 Mb)
Author: Junior Researcher of the University History Museum Olha Krasko.

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