Dungeons' working hours: from 10:00 to 17:00. For security and in accordance with the rules established during the quarantine, entry is available every half hour for 5 people. Also in the museum remind of obligatory things:
- hand hygiene and cough
- observance of social distance.
Groups with city guides are by appointment at the box office of the museum (there can be up to 6 people in the group) (including the guide).
The Lviv Museum of the History of Religion in Lviv is located in the premises of the former Dominican monastery, which is part of the architectural complex of the Dominican Cathedral. The monastery was built in the middle of the XVIII century by the architect Jan De Witte on the site of an old Catholic church, the remains of which can still be seen in the dungeons.
Legend has it that it was here that Halska, the princess of the Ostroh family, hid from her fiancé, the Polish voivode Luka Gurski. And then the alliance of the Commonwealth with Russia was signed immediately.
Today, the former Museum of Atheism is the only one in Ukraine and one of the few in the world where materials on the history of world and national religions are collected.
The exposition of the Lviv Museum of the History of Religion consists of several thematic sections: "Religion of the Ancient World", "Judaism", "Early Christianity", "Armenian Church", "History of the Roman Catholic Church", "Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church", "Orthodox ' I am in Ukraine ”,“ Protestantism ”,“ Islam ”,“ Buddhism ”.
The museum has more than 50,000 exhibits. Among them are those that have a unique cult, artistic and historical value. In particular, a large collection of icons of the XVI-XIX centuries, a large collection of Bibles (including the Ostroh Bible of 1581), the reliquary of St. Arontia of the XI century. etc.