Museum of things found at city dumps
It is history of Kiev in the collection of waste things. The museum is located in the plant for processing recycled materials. The exhibition includes everything that was found in city dumps during seventy years. There are so many items now that it is not enough space inside the plant and some of exhibits are stored outdoors.
It is interesting to see what people throw away, when freeing their "old wives' coffers". guillotine door Here can be found a record player made back in the beginning of the 20th century, instruments for tortures used by police a hundred years ago, a statuette of the world strongest man Ivan Poddubny produced in 1905, an old samovar, cannon shots and shells used during World War I, old sleds, an antique device for processing hemp, a baby stroller, dolls and children's sliders used in 1920s, prototype of vacuum cleaner, old rural carts, wooden plows and antique carpentry tools, the first hairdryer made in Germany in early 1900s, scissors and antique device for shaving, radios, cameras, and even antique icons. The pride of the museum is a collection of 40 different statues of Lenin, one of them is 7 meters high, it stands in the yard. Next to it there is another Lenin who looks absolutely the same, but in miniature.
Museum of toilets
Founded in 2007, it is a unique museum in Europe. Total number of various toilet bowls and seats exhibited in the museum is about three hundred. In the museum there is a guardhouse with lavatory pan that looks similar to a barrel. It was meant for prisoners. For the punished sailors this barrel was a kind of salvation when several buckets of water were poured on the floor of the guardhouse with punitive purpose. Among the other things visitors show genuine interest is an antique toilet bowl with its own drainage system that was used 5,000 years ago on the island of Crete. The museum also exhibits lavatories, chamber pots and bidet used in Victorian era in the second half of 19th century. German portable bidet of first half of the 19th century can also be found there. The smallest museum exhibit is a silver pendant in the shape of the toilet pan. Unique are toilets that were used in Far East, in monasteries, also toilets made of gold, wood, foam, urinal with guillotine and humorous miniature toilet bowls.
Museum of Bread
The museum offers such interesting exhibits as a collection of a few thousand loaves from all over Ukraine, the pieces of "card" bread of the siege of Leningrad and loaves for astronauts. All the exhibits are non-eatable, they are processed with chemicals, which make them eternal. Nevertheless, some excursionists still try to bite get "entertained". For example, several years ago there were twenty pieces of the bread baked for space explorers, while now only two loaves left. As for the bread made in siege of Leningrad, it was dangerous to be eaten even freshly baked, it contained only 50% of flour, all the rest was oil cake, leaves and paper.
Museum of Aviation or "flying deli"
Museum of Aviation is interesting not only because of number of its exhibits, but also because of the fact that some exhibits are still world record-holders. First of all it refers to supersonic interceptor MiG-25 (Foxbat) which record in reaching an altitude has not been broken yet. It was the first aircraft that went higher then 37 km. As the surface of the aircraft body was heated up to hundreds degrees, it had to be cooled. It really had powerful cooling system... made of 200 liters of water-alcohol mixture. For this, the plane was called the "flying grocery store". In total, the museum displays more than 70 airplanes and helicopters, missiles, weapons and engines. At the entrance to the museum there is a unique Tu-104 (Camel) with serial number 001. It was in service until 1958. Its interior is interesting: in its front part there is a four-door compartment for VIP with velvet and mahogany upholstery. The compartment is equipped with washbasins. In addition, the museum stores the only collection in the world of strategic bombers Tu-22, capable of carrying nuclear bombs.
Museum of trolleybus tickets
Probably few people know that Kiev has museum of trolleybus coupons. This is the first museum in the world and it is located at a pub made in the form of a trolleybus carriage. It gathered the largest collection of travel documents - more than 300 stamps from 27 countries worldwide. The oldest ticket dates back to 1957.
It is dedicated to Chernobyl disaster happened in April 1986. The entrance to the museum is blocked by gate with flashing lights, which starts symbolic journey to Chernobyl. After passing the gate every tourist goes along a ladder with hanging signs with the names of towns and villages, caught in the area of radiation and erased from the earth. Among the exhibits of the museum are an iconostasis of the Resurrection Church of the exclusion zone, a boat with children's toys, personal belongings and documents of participants of liquidation of the accident. Near the iconostasis there are figures of the liquidators in protective suits and respirators. In the museum everyone can see video of the disaster, see a working model of nuclear station, watch explosion and construction of sarcophagus over the destroyed unit of the station.