Museum of the MIA
Contact details: 1, Solomyanska sq., 03035, Kyiv, Ukraine
Director of the Museum - Volodymyr Dovbnya, PhD in Law.
Deputy Director of the Museum for Scientific Work - Iryna Pavlovska, PhD in Law.
A significant event in the life of our educational establishment has been the creation of the Museum of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine as a scientific, cultural and educational institution, which is located in the National Academy of Internal Affairs, being its structural subdivision.
The grand opening of the museum took place on August 21, 2004. Practically since that day, the displays of the museum have been widely used in the educational process.
The exhibits of the museum reflect the activity of law enforcement bodies of Ukraine since the time of Kyivan Russ to the present. Documents and material evidences reveal the character and features of the Ukrainian politia, its role in state-building processes, in the public order protection and combating crime.
The museum has collected over 20 thousand exhibits that illuminate the formation and organization of the General Secretariat of Internal Affairs (MIA) of Ukrainian People’s Republic during the period of the Central Council, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Ukrainian state under Hetman Skoropadskyi, UPR of the Directorate period, the People's Secretariat of Internal Affairs of the USSR , the NKVS , the Ministry of Public Security, and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of USSR and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. The total area of twelve exhibition halls is 650 square meters.
The exhibition features photographs, documents and personal belongings of the most famous law enforcement officers; most important norms and legal regulations about the establishment, organization and activity of the MIA; awards of the MIA; samples of weapons and uniforms of different historical periods; journals of MIA (NKVS, MPS).
There are collections of weapons and firearms seized from criminals, counterfeit money and documents, as well as the tools with which they were made, materials and profiles of repercussional criminal cases, material evidences and so on.
Thematic exhibitions of the museum are used in the educational process during the training of law enforcement staff: students and cadets of NAIA, other educational establishments of MIA, students of legal universities. Our Museum is attended by students of lyceums and high schools of Kyiv, by veterans of internal affairs agencies, representatives of public organizations, international delegations and many others.
1 Solomjanska Square03035, Kyiv
(to official documents)
For more information:
Police control room
+ 38 (044) 246 94 91
The Admissions Committee:
The central building
+ 38 (044) 520 06 66