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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 Ukrainian Museum of Canada welcomes you to come and visit our museum, situated near the South Saskatchewan River in downtown Saskatoon. The museum consists of three galleries, a research library, collections offices and a gift shop. We also host many special events on a yearly basis, including various museum activities. Concerts, art exhibitions and receptions, book launches and a Yarmarok Christmas market are a few of our recent events. As well, we participate in Ukrainian Day in the Park and other cultural activities.

On this page, we have information about Our Galleries, Activities, and Joining Us           



Hours:  
Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
 

We are open year-round, but are closed Sundays, Mondays and all holidays (Ukrainian and Canadian)

Admission:

Museum Members   FREE
Adults (16 and over)   $5.00
Seniors (60 years and better) $4.00
Children (under 16) $3.00
Preschoolers   FREE

Please note that cameras, food and drink are not allowed in the galleries.


Address and Contact:
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910 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, SK   S7K 3H5
Ph. (306) 244-3800
ukrmuse@sasktel.net

Click here to find out what else there is to explore in Saskatoon:  Saskatoon Tourism


Our Galleries



Main Gallery:

The Main Gallery contains an overview of immigration to Canada, featuring cultural, religious, and heritage displays. You will see such items as religious artifacts, household & farm items, regional clothing, school books and pysanky.

 

Special Collections Gallery:

This Gallery features of a series of paintings by William Kurelek. They were commissioned by the Ukrainian Women's Association of Canada and completed for Canada's 100th Centennial year. The paintings celebrate Kurelek's mother's Ukrainian heritage, and the Ukrainian women pioneers. They depict events such as the blessing of the Easter baskets, the writing of pysanky, and feeding a typical threshing crew.

"Ukrainian Canadian Farm Picnic" will be on tour from September 2011 to December 2012 beginning at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. For more information, visit our "What's Happening" link <here>.

 

Feature Gallery:

The exhibits in the Feature Gallery change regularly. In this gallery, the Ukrainian Museum of Canada has hosted:


  • A wedding exhibit in partnership with the Peter & Doris Kule Centre for Ukrainian and Canadian Folklore (Edmonton)
  • An Icon exhibit by Vera Senchuk
  • An exhibit of the museum's collection of Peter Rupchan pottery
  • An exhibit of the museum's kylymy (woven tapestries) collection


Special Events:

 Throughout the year, the Ukrainian Museum of Canada hosts many special events. These have included:

 

  • Diplomatic tours
  • Wine & cheese receptions
  • Various reunions
  • Concerts and symposiums
  • Ukrainian medieval feast and gala
  • A bi-annual Yarmarok Christmas Market
  • Participation in National Cultural Days open houses
  • Free Admission - Open House days
  • Ukraine Day in the Park Pancake Breakfast.

 

Activities

School and Group Tours:

School tours are available at the Ukrainian Museum of Canada, all year. The minimum size is 15 students. For more than 25 students, the tour is broken into two groups. It is expected that adult volunteers will be provided by the teacher for younger classes. 

  • Tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance
  • Tours last approximately one hour
  • Additional activities (such as a video presentation or our Discovery Box) can be arranged when booking
  • Due to the nature of our pysanka workshops, they cannot be booked as part of a tour


For a fee structure, please call 244-3800 during business hours.

 

Any group can book a guided tour following the above guidelines, including: 

  • Conventions
  • English as a Second Language Groups
  • New Canadians
  • Seniors
  • Youth Groups
  • Organizations
  • Special Interest Groups and Organizations

 

 

Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Egg) Workshops:

Pysanky workshops are only offered during Lent, which changes year-to-year. Workshops fill up quickly so it is best to contact the museum early to book these as we have a limited amount of time and space available. We offer workshops for children and adults.

At the workshop your class will learn what the word pysanky means, why pysanky are important to the Ukrainian culture, the history of pysanky, the symbols and their meanings, and how to write their own pysanka.

 

 

  • The minimum class size is 16 students and the maximum allowed is 30.
  • We also require two to four adult helpers, plus teachers and E.A.s per group. The helpers do not make an egg and do not pay.
  • Students must be in at least Grade 3 (age 8)
  • The workshop is approximately 2 to 2.5 hours
  • The dyes used are permanent so please dress accordingly
  • Each student or class should bring a container to transport their pysanka home


For a fee structure, please call 244-3800 during business hours.

We also conduct at least one Saturday workshop for the general public to attend during Lent. Please contact us for further information.


Join Us

Become a member:

A good way to show your continuing support is to become a museum member.

Museum member perks include: 

  • Free admission to the Ukrainian Museum of Canada
  • Free admission to all our branches
  • Your own copy of our quarterly newsletter
  • Advance notice of special events
  • 10% off most Gift Shop purchases

Become a Volunteer:

Volunteers are very valuable to our museum. We encourage our volunteers to bring their unique skills, interests, and experiences to their tasks.

 

We look for volunteers who are excited to learn and willing to take direction.

 

Our volunteers have in the past helped in the gift shop (pricing, selling, and organizing), the library (inputting records and sorting materials), and the collection (organizing, filling out forms, and inputting records). Volunteers have assisted with special events, receptions, the Medieval Gala and at our Yarmarok Christmas Market. Volunteers also lend their expertise to gardening and landscaping on site.