International Museum Day in Lviv

  • Festivals
  • Exhibitions
  • Events this week

  Every year, on May 18, Lviv joins the celebration of International Museum Day. For more than forty years, about one and a half hundred countries have maintained this tradition.

  The theme of the International Museum Day 2022 is defined by the International Council of Museums (ISOM) - as "The Power of Museums".

  So, this year's "museum days" in Lviv are about the courage to talk about their history, the importance of preserving their heritage, the crucial role and dedication of people involved in museum work, and the strength and resilience of museums during the war.

  The events program dedicated to the International Museum Day covers May 17-22.


  Safety measures.

  During martial law, there is a limit on the number of visitors to the event, so most events require prior registration. Before the event, the museum will inform visitors about the nearest shelter.

 Subscribe to the Facebook page of the International Museum Day in Lviv to follow the events! The program may change - stay tuned for updates on the site.

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May 17, Tuesday

  • "The museum goes to visit people"

Time: 10:00

Closed event for IDPs.

Meeting of museums with internally displaced persons. Brief presentation of museums, acquaintance with their content, conversation-invitation to further visits. The program includes games and interesting experiments for children.

  Museums "House of Franko," "Ancient Lviv," "DS Secret Pharmacy," and Lviv Historical Museum will join the event.


  • Interactive game on museum materials, "Memories of the Lviv pavement: the ways of P.Karmanskyi".

Time: 11:00 

  Closed event for internally displaced children. The interactive game is based on the materials of the Literary Lviv Museum of the Lviv Historical Museum.

  The game "Memories of Lviv Pavement: Paths of P. Karmanskyi" continues a series of didactic games created by teacher O. Zheleznyk in co-authorship with O. Zhuravlova, the senior researcher of the Lviv Historical Museum, designed to conduct local history work for children and adults through museum pedagogy.

  The game will acquaint Lviv residents and guests with the life and creative path of the poet, translator, public figure P. Karmanskyі, and the customs of Galicians. XX century, Galician etiquette, Lviv dialect (gvara). Some creative, interesting and informative tasks are offered to players.

Age: for children from 10 years old

May 18, Wednesday

  • Lychakiv Cemetery Museum

Address: 33 Mechnykova St.

Time: 9 am to 3 pm

Cost: free


  • Ancient Lviv Museum

Address: 21 Krakivska St.

Cost: 1 UAH


  • Stanislav Liudkevych Memorial Museum

Address: 7 S. Liudkevych St.

Cost: free


▶  Concert of works by Ukrainian composers

The concert will feature music by prominent Ukrainian composers performed by pianist Marta Kuzii.

Time: 4 pm

Duration: 1 hour

Age: no restrictions

Cost: free

Registration: 0979242423, 0508372049


  • Ivan Franko Lviv Literary and Memorial Museum (Franko House)

Address: 150 Ivan Franko St.

Free entrance during the day.

Labyrinth exhibition "Franko from A to Z" 


  • Lviv Museum of the History of Religion

Address: 1 Muzeina Sq.

Free entrance during the day (10 am to 6 pm)

Performance of the Lyudkevych Jazz Orchestra

Time: 12 pm

Artistic director - Taras Kurylo.


▶  Organ Music Concert "Organic Lace"

The organ in combination with the harpsichord.

Performers - O. Matseliukh, O. Striletska.

Time: 3 pm

Duration: 50 minutes

Age: no restrictions

Cost: free

Registration: 0677021321


▶ Exhibition of the Blind 

Clementii Sheptytskyi Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life (Shevchenkivskyi Hai) 

Address: 1 Chernecha Hora St.

Free entrance during the day






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