Founded in 1955, this museum’s exhibits are housed in a 19th century mansion. More than four thousand articles, many of which are priceless, are on display in 12 halls and represent the Odesa region from the 14th century to the present. The ‘Stara Odesa’ (Old Odesa) exhibit occupies the second floor. Maps, weapons, engravings, metal-work, paintings, documents and household implements tell the story of the different peoples who fought and died for control of the region. A notable display of publications including a 1581 Ostrozka Bible, a 1606 Trebnik prayer-book and other ethnographic materials offer a literary peak into the time when Cossack’s ruled. Finance and trade have always been among Odesa’s defining industries. Their importance is revealed in exhibitions showing bank notes, insurance policies, cheque-books and other interesting paraphernalia.
Open 10:00 - 16:30. Closed Fri.
Admission 15Hr. Guided tour 40Hr.