Poltava Museum of Local Lore

Lonely Planet review

Located on the southeast edge of Zhovtnevy Park, the museum exhibits random archaeological and cultural artefacts, its collection almost overshadowed by its gorgeous Art Nouveau building (1903), adorned with the ceramic crests of each district capital in the Poltava oblast. Outside stands an impressive cubist Shevchenko monument, which has the national poet emerging from angular blocks of grey concrete.