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 various museum activities and special events throughout the year.

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


Hours:

Tuesday - Saturday
Sundays

Mondays



Holidays


10 am - 5 pm
March 11, 2018 to August 26, 2018: 1-5pm
September to March: Closed
Closed

Closed Wednesday June 27 for Staff Planning

May 20-21, 2018: Closed
July 1-2, 2018: Closed
August 5-6, 2018: Closed
We recommend that you allow at least one hour to tour the galleries.

Gallery Admission: (Effective January 1, 2018)

Museum Members   FREE
Adults (16 and over)   $7.00 + GST
Seniors (60 years and better) $6.00 + GST
Children (under 16) $5.00 + GST
Preschoolers   FREE
Guided tours (Minimum 15 people) $8.00 + GST
Tours must be booked at least one week in advance.



Mark your calendars:

**NEW**  UMC will be offering complimentary gallery guided tours with your admission or 2018 membership on these following Saturdays: May 26, June 30, July 28, August 25, and September 29.
** Also NEW for 2018 are 'Pay what you can' Sundays. We want to give everyone the opportunity to visit UMC throughout the summer. So look out for these following Sundays: April 22, June 17, July 15 and August 19.
** December 13, 2018 - Christmas Open House. Open 10am - 7pm. Share in the celebrations of the season! More details to follow. Complimentary admission.


Address and Contact:


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

UMC is wheel chair accessible via a ramp at the front of the building. Please call to make arrangements for its use.
Vehicle parking available at no cost in our back parking lot, on the front city street (free on Sundays) and at the Impark pay lot on the north side or the Museum.


You can also connect with us electronically

Facebook: @UMCyxe
Twitter: @UkrMuseumCA
Instagram: ukrainianmuseumca


Join our e-mail database
to be notified of upcoming events and exhibits. Notify ukrmuse@sasktel.net


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.

 

William Kurelek Special Collections Gallery:

This Gallery features of a series of original paintings by William Kurelek. 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. The Kurelek Gallery also runs a short film about the life of Kurelek. An English/Ukrainian Gallery guide 'Ukrainian Pioneer Women' is available for purchase.

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Feature Gallery:

Exhibits in the Feature Gallery change regularly - three to four times per year. Receptions and exhibitions hosted by the Ukrainian Museum of Canada have included:

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

  • Paper currency of revolutionary Ukraine, 1917-1920
  • Displays by local, national and international artists who work in various mediums
  • And, many other treasures from the museum archives

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

Special Events:

Over the years, the Ukrainian Museum of Canada has hosted, and continues to host, many special events. These have included:

  • Diplomatic tours
  • Wine & cheese receptions
  • Various reunions
  • Concerts and symposiums
  • Ukrainian medieval feast and gala
  • Yarmarok Christmas Markets
  • Participation in National Cultural Days open houses
  • Free Admission - Open House days
  • Ukrainian Day in the Park Pancake Breakfast
  • Unveiling of 'CTO' (meaning '100') Internment Operations memorial plaque

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
  • 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.

 

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 offered annually for children, adults and school classes throughout the pre-Easter Lenten season, including some weekends. With limited time and space available, workshops fill up quickly so it is best to contact the Museum early in the new year to book your spot! Workshop notices are posted on our social media sites as well as our 'What's Happening' webpage.

During the workshop, prior to writing your own pysanka, participants learn what the word 'pysanky' means, its history, meanings of the symbols and why they are important in Ukrainian culture.

Workshop notes:

  • Minimum class size is 16 participants; and the maximum allowed is 30.
  • Minimum age for participants is 8 years, and in grade 3.
  • Each school group is required to provide three adult helpers along with the teacher and EAs. These chaperones do not make a pysanka and are not required to pay the workshop fee.
  • Workshops are approximately 2 to 2.5 hours in duration.
  • Upon registration, you will be sent an email with other important notes to familiarize yourself with and share with chaperones and participants as necessary.

For further information, schedule and fee structure, please call 306-244-3800.


Join Us

Become a member:

A good way to show your continuing supMembershipFormport is to become a museum member. Annual membership rate is $20 for an Individual and $45 for a Family (includes dependants to the age of 18) and is valid to December 31 of each year. Renew early!

Membership supports our ongoing programs and exhibitions, plus Museum member perks which 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

Dowload the UMC Membership form here.


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.