Arriving in a new city always raises the question of what to visit in the first place and how not to miss something interesting and important. Especially if you are traveling in Europe where there can be hundreds of museums and architectural monuments in one city. The same question arises if you came to Lviv. There are many Lviv museums and in this article you will find out which ones are the most unique and interesting.
This is the museum and cultural complex of beer history “Lvivarnaya”. Here you can feel like a brewer and learn about the history of brewing.
This museum has 10 exhibition halls and more than 200 exhibits of the history of beer making in Lviv and all over Europe.
Not only can you get acquainted with the history of brewing and take lots of pictures, but also to have a tasting.
Address: 18 Kleparivska st.;
Hours: 10 AM to 7 PM, without days off;
Price: for adults – 60 UAH for children less than 7 years – free of charge.
This is the so-called coffee museum. Walking into the premises you will immediately feel the aroma of freshly ground coffee. Here you can buy everything for coffee: coffee cups, coffee makers, syrups for coffee, cup holders, various types of coffee and more.
This cute shop leads to the underground – coffee mines. Before going into the dungeon, you will be given a helmet to avoid accidentally hitting your head, since the passageways in the dungeon are not high.
Here you can take some pictures by pretending to be a coffee miner, as well as order a special “Coffee Bruegel”. This coffee is covered with sugar and the sugar is caramelized at your table using a big torch. Coming out of the dungeon you will find yourself in a cute glass terrace where live music is played from time to time.
Address: Lesya Kurbasa Street, 4 ;
Hours: 8 AM to 12 AM, without days off;
Price: free of charge.
Lviv History Museum. Department of Historic Treasures and the Italian Courtyard. This museum is located in the royal halls.
Here you can enjoy the halls of late classicism and beautiful antique furniture that harmoniously complement the interior of the rooms.
But that’s not all; the house has access to the famous Lviv Italian Courtyard, which also has several historical monuments on it territory. In the Italian courtyard you can enjoy a cup of coffee at the local coffee shop.
Address: Rynok Square, 6;
Hours: every day 10 AM to 10:30 PM;
Price: 20 UAH .
Lviv Pharmacy Museum “Under the Black Eagle”. It is the only pharmacy museum in Europe that was founded more than 200 years ago, in 1735 and is still operating.
At this pharmacy you will be able to buy medicine and for a nominal fee go to the exhibition halls, of which there are 16.
You will be able to look back two hundred years ago and see what supplies were used and how they have changed throughout history.
Address: street Drukarska, 2 (at the corner of Rynok Square).
Hours: Mon-Fri. 9 AM to 7 PM; Sat.-Sun. 10 AM to 5 PM;
Price: adults – 30 UAH; children, students, pensioners – 15 UAH.
It is the only museum of historical glass in Ukraine. Some exhibits date back to the 2nd century AD.
The museum is not big, so it won’t take long. There is a shop in the museum where you can buy glass souvenirs.
Address: Sq. Rynok, 2 (entrance from Stavropiyska St.)
Hours: 10 AM to 6 PM
Price: adults – 20 UAH; children, students, pensioners – 10 UAH.
Mail Museum. This museum is located in Bandinelli Palace. The house was built in 1593.
Roberto Bandinelli (an Italian merchant from Florence) obtained citizenship of Lviv and bought this house. He then started a European-style post office.
In 2005, the house was renovated and the museum opened. The museum is quite interesting, especially for those who want to take interesting photos.
Address: Sq. Rynok, 2;
Hours: 10 AM to 5 PM (except Wednesday);
Price: 40 UAH.
The Arsenal Museum is one of the most popular Lviv museums.
The large variety of weapons from the XI to the early XX century will not make you bored.
Here you will learn about the variety of spears and swords and how weapons have changed over the course of ten centuries.
And a nice bonus, there is a great restaurant under the Arsenal Museum, where you can try delicious pork ribs and Lviv beer. Out of all the Lviv museums, this one definitely has the best attached restaurant!
Address: Pidvalna str., 5
Hours: 10 AM to 5:30 PM (except Wednesday)
Price: adults – 50 UAH; children, students, pensioners – 30 UAH; family – 110 UAH.
The Potocki Palace was founded in 1880 by the Potocki family, designed by the French architect Ludwig de Verni.
At the moment there is an art museum and it has a collection of European art of the XIV-XVIII centuries. This palace is stunning and deserves your attention.
Address: Copernika str.,15;
Hours: 11 AM to 6 PM (Tue – Frid); 10 AM to 6 PM (Sat – Sun); Mon – day off;
Price: 50 UAH
Pay attention to the roof of the Museum of Ethnography in Lviv
The Museum of Ethnography in Lviv is located near the Opera House and is the only museum of ethnography in Ukraine.
This museum has over 90,000 exhibits dedicated to Ukrainian culture and art. Here you will find many interesting things from stained glass windows to furniture with secret drawers.
The museum building itself is quite interesting – the ceiling is decorated with beautiful stucco molding, and at the entrance there are wonderful old stairs.
Address: Svobody Avenue, 15
Opening hours: 11 AM – 5 PM (except Monday)
Price: adults – 60 UAH; you have to pay if you want to take pictures 40 UAH;
The Lviv Museums of Folk Architecture and Life in Lviv is located near the High Castle Park, on the territory of the Znesinnya Park. It is one museum, with a bunch of different sections. In fact, there is a separate section for every region of Ukraine!
Historic buildings from different parts of Western Ukraine were moved here. There are 124 architectural monuments divided into 6 ethnographic zones.
In this park – the museum often holds a variety of fairs and weddings in folk style.
Address: str. Chernecha Hora (Monk Mountain), 1
Hours: 10 AM – 6 PM (Mon – Sun);
Price: for adults – 40 UAH; for kids and students – 20 UAH;
What do you think about this list of Lviv museums? Let me know your favorites in the comments!