Archaeological Museum – the oldest museum in Ukraine, founded in 1825. The value of the museum is represented by a collection of materials concerning the Northern part of the Black Sea region. The fund has over 170 thousand artifacts of the history of the Southern region. Among them you can see weapons, jewelry and household items from the time of the Scythian, Tripoli and Chernyakhiv cultures. The most ancient exhibits belong to the II millennium BC. In addition, the only collection of antiquities in Ukraine from Egypt, Greece, and Cyprus is collected here. The museum building is an architectural monument, erected in 1883.
Address: Lanzheronivska str., 4
Contacts: +38(048)722-63-02, +38(048)725-63-22
Work time: Tue – Sun from 10:00 to 17:00, Mon – a day off.
In winter: Mon, Tue – closed.
Local History Museum – a museum dedicated to the history of the city of Odessa. It is located in the former Novikov mansion, built in 1876. Alexander Novikov is an industrialist from a family of hereditary merchants. In 1907 the building was rented by the Odessa Commercial Assembly. In Soviet times, various state institutions were located here. Since 1956, it has been the Odessa State Local History Museum. The museum fund is considered to be one of the best in Ukraine. Among the exhibits are documents signed by Catherine II, Potemkin, Suvorov, de Ribas and Langeron; city building projects, paintings, icons, weapons and household items of the Odessa region and much more.
Address: Gavanna str., 4
Contacts: +38(048)726-26-08, +38(048)725-52-02
Work time: Mon – Thur, Sat, Sun from 10:00 to 17:30, Fri – a day off.
Museum of Western and Eastern Art – was created in 1924. Its main value is in the works of Western European art of the XV-XX centuries, such as paintings, drawings, sculpture, porcelain, tapestries, furniture and more. Among the masterpieces kept in the museum are the works by Khals (“The Evangelist Luke”, “The Evangelist Matthew”) and Caravaggio (“The Taking of Christ in Guard”). The building itself was built in 1858 and is known as the former palace of the Count of Abaza. It is now a monument of architecture. The mansion was built in eclectic style and served as a venue for balls.
Address: Pushkinska str., 9
Contacts: +38(048)724-67-46, +38(063)-314-20-56
Work time: Mon, Tue, Thur – Sun from 10:30 to 18:00, Wed – a day off.
From October to March the museum is opened from 10:00 to 17:00.
De-Volan Odessa Port Museum – tells us about the construction of Odessa as a commercial seaport. The museum contains rare documents, maps, plans for the development of the port. In addition, the museum houses a collection of ship mock-ups that were previously stored in the Museum of the Ukrainian Navy. You can book a tour and visit the museum, as well as ride a minibus along the seaport and see its powerful infrastructure. Odessa port is not only a highlight of the city and one of its main attractions; it is also a kind of an open-air museum.
Address: Lanzheronivsky descent, 2
Contacts: +38(048)729-38-57, +38(067)812-37-43, +38(048)729-34-90
Work time: Mon – Sun. Excursions – from 14:00 to 17:00 (except Sat, Sun).
Smuggling Museum – a private museum located in the basement of an old building. Here they collected items of confiscated smuggling (mainly dummies), as well as illustrations of methods of goods’ smuggling. The museum is young because there are not so many exhibits yet. However, the collection is being constantly replenished. Among the interesting exhibits are different versions of caches for drugs, car door, etc. The museum will tell fascinating facts from the life of Odessa smugglers over the past 200 years. If you wish, you can buy a souvenir in the museum.
Address: Ekateryninska str., 6
Work time: Mon – Sun from 11:00 to 21:00.