Museums Walking Tour in Lviv, Lviv (Self Guided)

Lviv's rich history is preserved in its numerous museums that are located throughout the city. The most famous museums such as the National and Historical museums, are set in the Old Town of Lviv. This self-guided tour will lead you through the diverse museums of this beautiful city.
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Museums Walking Tour in Lviv Map

Guide Name: Museums Walking Tour in Lviv
Guide Location: Ukraine » Lviv (See other walking tours in Lviv)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 km
Author: vickyc
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"Arsenal " Museum

1) "Arsenal " Museum

Lviv Arsenal, which houses a unique weapon museum, is the oldest of 3 historic arsenal buildings in Lviv, dating back to the 16th century. It used to be a part of the city wall and used to be a torture chamber. Here you will see a very large collection of “Winged hussars” from the 16th century, fire-arms, and old cannons.

Operation hours: Thursday - Tuesday: 10 am - 6 pm
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Furniture and Porcelain Museum

2) Furniture and Porcelain Museum

Furniture and Porcelain Museum is a branch of the Museum of Ethnography and Crafts. It is set on Rynok Square. On display are Ukrainian and European furniture, tapestries, textile, metal, and porcelain from the old centuries and modern age. Folk clothes represented at this museum are especially interesting to see. Also on display are large collections of Ukrainian embroidery, carpets and unique Ukrainian textiles. You can also see Armenian and Jewish textiles.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm
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Lviv Historical Museum

3) Lviv Historical Museum (must see)

The Lviv Historical Museum is situated in the Old Town of the city. This is one of the oldest and richest museums in the Ukraine. Now it occupies the building of "Chorna Kamyanytsya," translated as "The black stone house." Great collections from the old world and Middle Ages are on display. There are items at the museum that belong to the World Heritage, such as the hand written “Khrystynopilsky Apostle” from the 12th century.

Operation hours: Thursday - Tuesday: 10 am - 5:30 pm
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Pharmacy Museum

4) Pharmacy Museum (must see)

The Pharmacy Museum is housed in the building of an old drugstore that dates back to 1735. In 16 rooms of the museum you can see antique pharmaceutical facilities, medicines, a library, and an alchemy workshop. The main hall of the museum is decorated with wall paintings of Vienna masters, stained-glass windows and sculptures of great people who contributed to the development of medicine.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 9 am - 7 pm; Saturday - Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm
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Museum of Ethnography and Crafts

5) Museum of Ethnography and Crafts (must see)

Museum of Ethnography and Crafts is an interesting specialized museum that reveals, through its collections, the cultural background of Lviv and this region of Ukraine. You can see the most diverse decorative applied art of the Ukraine. The collections of this museum contain thousands of relics. The main permanent collections of the museum are located at Svobody Avenue. You will see collections that will reveal to you the material and spiritual culture and life of the Ukrainian people. There are household items and objects of folk art.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm
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Rusalka Dnistrova Museum

6) Rusalka Dnistrova Museum

"Rusalka Dnistrova" Museum was opened in 1990 in Lviv. This museum displays a monument to Markiyan Shash-kevych, who was an outstanding Ukrainian poet and writer, the first to write in the Ukrainian language using Ukrainian letters. This book was "Rusalka Dnistrova," which means "Mermaid of Dnister." At the museum you will see different documents related to the publication of this book. This museum is housed in the bell-tower of the Holy Spirit Church that is a great architectural monument of Lviv.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 11 am - 6 pm; Sunday: 12 pm - 6 pm

Walking Tours in Lviv, Ukraine

Create Your Own Walk in Lviv

Create Your Own Walk in Lviv

Creating your own self-guided walk in Lviv is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Art Galleries and Museums Walking Tour of Lviv

Art Galleries and Museums Walking Tour of Lviv

Many art galleries are located throughout Lviv. In particular, several galleries of contemporary art are situated in the city's center, which is the part of the city most popular with tourists. This self-guided tour will lead you through the most interesting galleries showing you the best of Ukrainian art.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 km
East Lviv Walking Tour

East Lviv Walking Tour

The eastern area of Lviv has some great historical monuments that are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will find more memorials in this part of Lviv than in any other part of the city. Take this self-guided tour to explore the interesting places in the eastern part of Lviv.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

The largest city in the western part of Ukraine, Lviv stands out in its historic beauty and deservedly holds a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List. To find out exactly why, follow this self-guided tour and discover the most notable historic and architectural sights of the city.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Lviv Architecture Walking Tour

Lviv Architecture Walking Tour

Lviv has many historical buildings, such as churches and palaces. The city's architecture will show you the best of European styles from various periods. While walking through the streets of Lviv you will see baroque, renaissance and classic architecture. Take this self-guided tour to explore the majestic architecture of Lviv.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
North Section of Lviv Walking Tour

North Section of Lviv Walking Tour

In the north section of Lviv, you will find some enlightening museums and beautiful churches. Memorials dedicated to Jews will tell you the story of the darkest period in the history of this nation. This self-guided tour will lead you through the top tourist attractions in the north part of Lviv.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Shopping Tour in Lviv

Shopping Tour in Lviv

Shopping in Lviv is exiting due to its diverse shopping opportunities. Many open air markets sell Ukrainian crafts and typical Soviet open-air markets sell fresh products. Take this self-guided tour to enjoy some shopping in Lviv.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Lviv for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Lviv has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Lviv, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.