National Museum of Taras Shevchenko
The museum presents creative work and materials about the life path of the poet and artist Taras Hryhorovych Shevchenko. In the exhibition halls of the museum, you can see the original paintings that brought Shevchenko fame, preserved personal belongings of the artist, archival materials about his studies at the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg and his activities at the Cyril and Methodius Society. Rare photos of the poet, lifetime editions with gift inscriptions and works of his contemporaries are also presented here.
The museum itself is located in a building on Taras Shevchenko Boulevard, which belonged to famous patrons and collectors of works of fine art — the Tereshchenko family. Sugar tycoon and philanthropist Mykola Tereshchenko bought the building in 1875 and rebuilt it in the Renaissance style, thanks to which it became a beautiful palace and decoration of Kyiv. After the war, the building was chosen to house the museum of Taras Shevchenko, which was opened in the same building where he once stayed. The T.G. Shevchenko State Museum was opened on April 24, 1949, and in 2001 it received national status. This is an unforgettable place where you can learn more about the life and work of one of the most outstanding poets and artists of Ukraine.