Here are some abandoned places that we discovered in Ukraine
This was one of our top favorite sights in Ukraine in general! They have a very nice museum that is in English and Ukrainian. Along with the actual sight. Unfortunatly you cant see any of the actual cave drawings as they have been covered to preserve them. The sight dates back to before 20,000bc. Virtually every people from 20,000bc up to the middle ages came here and left drawings and paintings on the walls of the caves that are spread around the sight. The main attraction is a huge pile of sandstone rocks that at one time was one rock that broke into pieces creating hundreds of caves. The whole sight is still being excavated to this day with new discoveries made every year.
If you are even close to the area this is a must see!
This was a very good museum of different types of rock and stones. For just 15 Greiven a person you are welcome to walk around and view thousands of examples of beautiful gems, stones, rocks. The museum is set up like a vault. You are not allowed to take any bags in with you. Great museum highly recommended for those geology lovers.
ROCK AND STONE MUSEUM
The residence of Ukraine's ousted President Yankovitch. With over 140 Hectares of land his estate boasts a zoo, a golf course, lake side views, automobile museum, equestrian club and a yacht pier.Now it is a museum. The grounds are huge it is recommended if you want to see as much as possible to rent a bicycle as you enter. There is also the option to take a tour on golf carts and segways. There is an entrance fee and if you would like to go through the house itself there is a second entrance fee. In general this is a good place to go and spend a day and have a picnic. Dont be in a hurry this will easily take all day to see.50.61478, 30.47386
We didnt do any diving but the location is amazing! Plenty of places to have a picnic or stay the night if you like.The only museum located underwater in Ukraine. It is located in an old rock quarry. Different objects have been taken out the the old rock quarry and placed in the bottom of the lake there. The water is very clear so anyone who likes to dive is welcome to come out and spend the day seeing the sights.Its also a nice place to come for a lunch and to relax
MALYN UNDERWATER MUSEUM
We visited this town for the museum there. It has a pretty interesting history in Ukraine.
Here was raised the Anarchist Nester Makhno. The town of Gulya Polya became the center for his ongoing struggle against what seems to be everyone. He made deals in his life with the Soviets and also Pro Ukrainian organizations. Basically who ever he could use to further his cause of a free Anarchist Southern Ukraine. He as times fought against all sides involved in the infamous Russian Civil Wars from 1917-20. The museum here is very good. There is no English, only Russian and Ukrainian, but there are tons of visual artifacts so you can understand everything relating to the history of the area.
If you like military things you will like this museum. There are over a dozen example of different military weapons and machines here along with a large, still intact, bunker that was built as part of the Stalin Line. Unfortunately the day we were there the bunker was not open for us to go through it but the machines are in the open and interesting and decently taken care of.
VOLOTSISK MILITARY MUSEUM
This is a spectacular place! It is an old steel forging place that they have turned into a museum. Unfortunatly it was not open when we arrived due to a holiday. One of the most amazing things about it is on the back side of the building. There they have a small stream that has been redirected in a huge wooden trough to power a wheel. The wheel would run a huge hammer inside the museum. The museum has a working black smith that still makes things from steel to this day. It is worth stopping to!
A very good museum that is worth the time to stop by. Few people know about the history of oil in Ukraine. It goes back to the 1800’s in this area. You can see pictures of old oil camps along with some historical tools and a recreation of an old oil rig. They also have many new modern examples of how oil is mined in Ukraine to this day. The museum is mostly outdoors and very well done. Natalya and Monty were both fascinated by what was on display. From old tools to modern trucks and everything in between. If your near by its worth the stop