Nobody can deny that Ukraine is a large country, steeped in history. Thus, it has some curious sights to show you, both ancient and new. Here are a few curious, unique spots you can visit in Ukraine to celebrate its Independence day!
Museum of Unnecessary Things, Kyiv
This museum is fittingly settled in Kievgorvtorresurs recycling plant. Also known as “Recycled Materials Museum” and “the Museum of Antiques,” it has been collecting discarded items since 1943. What better place to find objects for the exhibits than a recycling plant?
One million items have gone to stay on its shelf. The museum hosts more Soviet memorabilia than you could shake a stick at. It also shows other peculiar objects, like the world’s first vacuum cleaner.
Under the Black Eagle, Lviv
Under the Black Eagle is the oldest pharmacy in Ukraine. Founded in 1735, it aimed to heal the citizens of Lviv of all that ailed them. That’s why it’s painted with symbols for air, water, fire, and earth, each representing one of the bodily humours.
While the front of the pharmacy still operates as one, the rest of it acts as a museum. The visitors are taken to 16 rooms showing different eras of medicine, including the manufacturing devices for all sorts of pills and tinctures. You can still get some “iron wine” for your blood!
Toilet History Museum, Kyiv
You may find it difficult to find a toilet at a museum, but in this one, it’s hard to find anything else. Founded in the Kyiv Fortress (built over the 17th-19th century), it’s the Guinness Record-holder for the largest collection of souvenir toilet bowls. Not bad for something that was only established in 2006 by a couple that used to work in the industry.
The museum covers the entire history of toilets from their inception 5,000 years ago to the modern wonderloos. Do you want to see a scale replica of a medieval tower that explains how castle toilets work? You’ll find it there. Want to know where Egyptians went for the big one? The museum will tell you about that as well!
However, Ukraine is a big country, and you may face flight disruptions if you traverse it by air. Have no fear, however! Skycop operates under both the European and Ukrainian flight disruption regulations. This means we can help you claim compensation for disrupted flights no matter where you’re travelling from! With compensations running up to €600, you can start saving up for your next holiday (in Ukraine)!