Our Collections

We have been building our library, archival and artifact collections since the 1930s. Our collection includes Ukrainian schoolbooks, records from some prominent Ukrainian Canadians, and extensive textiles, as well as numerous other items. Click HERE to learn more.

The Gift Shop

The Museum's Gift Shop is a popular area for our guests to browse with its large variety of authentic Ukrainian clothing, giftware and books. Whether visitors are from far away or local residents, there is a gift, souvenir or personal item for everyone. Click HERE to learn more.


The Gift Shop is open during regular Museum hours.
Please see 'Visiting Us' for current hours, or call 306-244-3800 to confirm prior to your visit.

The Museum's Gift Shop is a popular area for our guests to browse with its large variety of authentic Ukrainian clothing, giftware and books. Whether visitors are from far away or local residents, there is a gift, souvenir or personal item for everyone.  

Visit our Gift Shop when looking for unique gifts. Ukrainian cook books, pottery, glass paintings and Ukrainian themed art work are popular gifts for weddings, birthdays, or other special occasions.

Beautifully designed Baltic amber jewelry, Orthodox crosses, Byzantine icons and embroidered linens are all available. 

The book selection, many published in Ukraine, covers topics all across the history and culture of Ukraine. We also carry children's books with Ukrainian themes in English and Ukrainian.

A wonderful selection of pysanky (Easter eggs), all the supplies for making them and related books, can be purchased throughout the year.

The gift shop has an impressive selection of traditional and contemporary Ukrainian CDs, perhaps the largest in the province, and includes a wonderful selection for Christmas. We make every attempt to source our items directly from Ukraine.

New and exclusive to the Gift Shop in 2017! Stained glass mosaics, embroidered jewelry, hand-painted wooden items, the hard-to-find "To My Father's Village" by William Kurelek... Just to name a few items!


Looking for unique gift ideas?
In the under $20 range you'll find children's books, hand painted decorations, candles and holders, wallets and change purses, shot glasses, kitchen items such as wooden spoons, tea towels and paper serviettes.
In the $21-$50 range we carry a large selection of baltic amber jewelry, pendants and crosses, Ukrainian nesting dolls, books, cds, pysanka kits.....

We do not have an on-line shopping store but, if you see something you like, or are looking for something special, you are welcome to email or call the gift shop at any time. We often post selections on our social media sites.

(306) 244-3800

What's New in the Gift Shop and Galleries ...

Spring birds
Posted by umc
These colourful hand-painted birds welcome springtime!
Imported from Ukraine. Only available at UMC Gift Shop in Saskatoon.
Could these be what hatch from a brilliant Pysanka?!
Do you have supplies to make your own Pysanka?
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Our Gift Shop carries a huge selection of everything you need! We stock a wide variety of instruction/pattern books, dozens of colours, various styles of writing tools, egg blowers, 'cheater' egg sleeves, display stands...etc...

Alternatively, you may choose to purchase a completed treasure - we also have a large selection of hand crafted Pysanky available for sale in the Gift Shop. Or, register for a Pysanka workshop!

Call 306-244-3800 for more information.
Look at what we are unpacking today!
Posted by umc
Just arrived - directly from Ukraine, just in time for Christmas! Handmade, hand-painted, various prices, suitable for many ages!
Travelling to Ukraine?
Posted by umc
Stop by to review the various maps, phrase books and travel guides stocked in the Gift Shop. Don't leave home without one!
Pysanka supplies
Posted by umc
Our Gift Shop is your one stop shop for all things pysanka related. We stock everything from dyes, writing tools, instructional videos and books, blowers, display stands...
New in the UMC Gift Shop
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We've designed and printed a unique set of recipe cards specific to preparing the special dishes for Ukrainian Christmas eve dinner. There are 13 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch cards each with original artwork by our own Olha Tkachenko. Makes a great stocking stuffer. (Hint, hint!) Recipes included are from the Ukrainian Daughters' Cookbook (UWAC Branch, Regina)
Gift Shop items
Posted by umc
The Museum Gift Shop is stocked with many unique items! To name a few...jewelry, candles, glass paintings, chocolates, clothing, kitchen items, icons, books and cookbooks and, music music music. Many items to be found only in Saskatoon!

Click here to read more
Holiday Hours
Posted by umc
In celebration of the season and Christmas Feastdays, please note that the Museum and Gift Shop will be closed on December 24th, 25th, 26th and January 1st, 6th and 7th. (This is in addition to the regular Sunday and Mondays closures) Please plan your visit accordingly.

Happy celebrations!
Now available at the Museum Gift Shop
Posted by umc
'The Complete Kobzar', by Peter Fedynsky, is the first ever English rendition of the entire Kobzar - Shevchenko's literary monument to freedom. Written over a span of nearly 25 years, history and culture are intertwined with the many crossroads of Shevchenko's life, from serfdom to exile and international artistic acclaim. 'The Kobzar' has played an important role in the development of Ukrainian literature and its written language. The Museum Gift Shop carries both the special edition, which includes a complete collection of artworks, and one version containing just the poetry. Also available is the new CD release 'Taras Shevchenko - From Poetry to Art Song' presenting a compilation of 24 songs composed to his poetry commemorating the 200th anniversary of his birth.
Closing for renovations: Sept 23 to Oct 3, 2012
Posted by UMC
The Gift Shop is being renovated! Please note that the Museum and Gift Shop will be closed due to renovations Sunday September 23, reopening on Wednesday October 3.

We regret any inconveniences this may cause for you during this time but, when we reopen the doors to the public it will be with a new show in the freshly repainted temporary gallery and a renovated gift shop area.
December Open House
Posted by UMC
December 2, 3 and 4th is open house at the Museum.

Tour the Galleries; shop the gift shop for our traditional and unique items; and stock up on home baked goodness prepared by some of our fabulous Museum members.

Hours: Friday & Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm; Sunday 1:00 to 5:00pm.
Free Admission.
New in the Gift Shop!
Posted by UMC
Looking for that something special? Something unique? A Christmas gift?
Visit the Museum Gift Shop to see the many new items for sale!

We have chocolates from Ukraine, UMC jackets, embroidered table cloths, Didukh, prints by Iryna Karpenko.....the list goes on!

Especially unique to our shop are the 'Motanka'; traditional handmade dolls which are a powerful talisman symbolizing happiness, welfare and peace. Each of our dolls are made with love and filled with the warmth of the heart and hands of Kyivan artist Zhanna Kapshuk.
Is it Spring yet?
Posted by Sharon Boyko Morley

Oh how Mother Nature likes to tease us with melting snow! And then laughs as she delivers a walloping blizzard. However the joke's on her because we're feeling very cozy staying inside at the Museum Gift Shop.

Click here to read more
Window Dressing & Window Shopping
Posted by G. Souter, MLIS
Saskatoon is constantly changing and so are we...

Come visit and see our new window displays outside. As well, items for sale, in the Gift Shop, are updated regularly.

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Stolen Child book launch & Numerous New items
Posted by G. Souter, MLIS
The Gift Shop is pleased to announce that we have new stock arriving weekly. Come in and check out the new CDs, coral earrings and pottery for sale. There are new CDs by the Mad Heads, Океан Ельзи, and Ани Лорак. We have numerous items suitable for Mother's Day, Father's Day and birthdays.

We also have many new books, including the young adult historical novel Stolen Child. The Saskatoon branch of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress is presenting an evening with award-winning author Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, who will be introducing this, her latest book, Stolen Child, at a Book Reading and Presentation early next month in Saskatoon.

Click here to read more
Download UCC poster
Gift Shop Sale
Posted by Georgina Souter, MLIS
Hurry down to the Ukrainian Museum of Canada for our Gift Shop Sale the weekend of November 27th, 28th, & 29th, 2009.

There will be free admission to the museum as well as spectacular Ukrainian items for sale.

Our collection of Ukrainian Holiday CDs offers you the most choice for Ukrainian music in Saskatoon.

Click here to read more
Summer Conversation
Posted by G. Souter, MLIS
Recently I had an interesting conversation with one of our visitors as I was covering the Gift Shop. She and her family were visiting from Montreal. She grew up in Notre-Dame-de-Grace (NDG) which is one of that city's more diverse neighbourhoods.

She is of Polish and Ukrainian descent and was curious about the differences between the two cultures. We got into an interesting discussion about Ukrainian customs and superstitions, as well as what being a second generation ethnic Canadian was like.

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From Dust to Dust : Temporary Exhibit
Posted by Jillian Staniec
Appearing now in our Feature Gallery is the pottery of Saskatchewan potter Peter Rupchan.

This Ukrainian immigrant had six homesteads and traveled throughout Saskatchewan selling his pots to local farmers and whistles to their children.

Come in and enjoy these practical-though somewhat fragile-items, peruse the maps, read interesting facts about Peter's life and work and enjoy the documentary.
Uncover Ancient Mysteries
Posted by Jillian Staniec
A recent addition to both the Gift Shop and Library is the book Mysteries of Ancient Ukraine written by Krzysztof Ciuk.

It is a full colour English book detailing Trypillian culture from 5400 - 2700 BC. Inside are gorgeous photos, interesting essays and many maps. It is a lovely coffee table book that would look amazing sitting on your table while providing insightful and useful information about the Trypillian culture.

The book is published by the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and has forewords by the President and First Lady of Ukraine.