Saturday, 21 May 2011

Arsenal Museum

It is the only museum of weapons ion Ukraine. The collection of “Winged hussars” (the 16th century) is one of the richest in Europe. Arsenal exhibits a great collection of old cold steel, fire-arms and cannons made in famous workshops in 32 countries of the world. Arsenal was built in 1555, but almost completely destroyed by fire in 1571. The building, in which the museun is now, was built in 1574 - 1575. Weapons are not only displayed but used to be made and repaired in Arsenal. Exhibition of ancient weapons from more than 30 countries around the world, including Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and America are displayed in Arsenal. The exhibition is based on chronological order, they are also categorized by type and weapons origin [1].


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