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The Poltava Battle History Museum

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Address: 32 Shveds'ka Mohyla St., Poltava 36013, Ukraine
Phone Number: +380 5325 27427

The Battle of Poltava history museum is a large historical and cultural...

The Battle of Poltava history museum is a large historical and cultural reserve. The complex embraces ample monuments related to the Great Battle of Poltava: the Museum of 9 halls, 10 granite obelisks at the places of the old redoubts, various Memorial signs, Sampsonyyvska (St. Sampson) church, Monument to Peter I the Great, and the others. The only Ukrainian museum which is one of UNESCO historical museums; listed to the world tourist itinerary.

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Great local interest

Good deal of interesting displays and dioramas with English speaking guide if required. Photography allowed.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good deal of interesting displays and dioramas with English speaking guide if required. Photography allowed.

Thank John G
Poltava, Ukraine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The museum located not far from Poltava city. If you take a guide who will tell you everything about Poltava battle, which was a significant event for Russian Empire and for future of Poltava city. There are some historical artifacts in the museum. There also a Church near by, monument to the Peter 1st, souvenir shops.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

This museum is a short drive out from the city center, and located near a few monuments and a church. The museum has some interesting exhibits and artefacts and focuses mostly on the battle with the Swedish empire. Very lovely and worth the drive.

Thank Kim M
Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed the museum. We liked the presentation of artifacts, weapons, paintings, pictorials, and scenes of geography and battles. The church is also well the trip inside and you can light s candle if you like.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

this is a small, local museum that does a good job outlining the history of the area going back to the stone age. Good way to kill an hour.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

This as museums go is very small and doesn't take long to go around, it is ok in itself but I personally didn't find it that interesting, however the good thing was that it did have English translations beside each exhibit. Even with this I went around it in 30 minutes, I think it needs more interactive type presentations if... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

A very good museum about the Battle of Poltava 1709 - at which Peter the Great defeated Charles XII of Sweden. Extensive exhibition and guides in different languages. Well worth the visit. There are some outside signs of the famous "redoubts" but you need to give yourself time to look around at these after the inside museum tour. Most of... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2013

Perfect place to learn some more about the Poltava battle. Unfortunately they didn't have English speaking guide. But it didn't stop us to watch and learn ))

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013

Get the story and background to where Sweden lost the position as superpower. This is where it happened. The museum explains it very well and also gives you the earlier story of the region. You need transportion if you want to get out and see the battle fields.

Thank Olle A
Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2013

A museum itself is ok (in comparison with other museums in Ukraine). There are guides who speak English and that is a big advantage :) Yes, it is not interactive, but there are NO interactive museums in Ukraine :) Loads of exhibits from the war. The territory around the museum is worth seeing. There is an old church and a... More 

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