In June 1943, battles for liberation of Ukraine, the country's leadership made a decision to establish the National Museum of Great Patriotic War of the Ukrainian people. Pretty bold decision, because before the Victory remained for about 2 years. But higher priority tasks of reconstruction and development of the economy, postponed the implementation for more than 20 years.
Today museum is located at the base of the monument "Motherland".
By size and importance, museum is one of the largest in Ukraine. His congregation numbered in about 400 000 items. This allows to regularly update the main exhibition and thematic-relic exhibitions: "The tragedy and valor of Afghanistan", "On Others' Wars", as well as to create numerous annual expositions.
Prepare that you can be quite tired at the end of the visit of museum because total length of all rooms is more than 5 kilometers. Presentation of historical materials performed by creating a readily perceptible symbols and images, as well as the fact that they are grouped thematically and chronologically — from the beginning until the last days of the war.