We recommend that you should familiarize yourself with the Ukraine
Customs Regulations, the store, museum hours, and holidays in advance
to visiting the Ukraine. We have listed some of the most common
customs for you to be aware of:
Office hours for State and Public Buildings - Monday - Friday - 9:00AM - 6:00PM with a lunch one-hour lunch break at 1:00 - 2:00PM
Shops and stores -10:00AM - 7:00PM. Lunch hour varies from store to store from 1:00PM to 3:00PM. Some stores are closed on Sunday and other stores are closed on Monday.
Food stores - seven days a week, 24 hour a day, but there are some exceptions, they are usually open from 8:00AM to 8:00PM.
Restaurants and cafes - 10:00AM - 11:00PM
Bank hours - Monday - Friday - 9:00AM - 5:00PM - lunch break 1:00PM -2:00PM
Museums Hours & Locations
Nakhimov museum and aquarium, 2nd Avenue - 10:00AM- 7: 00PM
Chersonesus of Taurida Museum, 1 Drevnyaya Street - 9:00AM - 7:00PM
M. Kroshitsky, art museum, 9 Nakhimova Avenue -10:00AM - 500PM, closed Saturday.
Black Sea Fleet Museum, 11 Lenina Street -10:00AM - 5:00PM, except Mondays and Tuesdays.
Panorama Defense of Sevastopol in 1854-1855 Museum, Historical Boulevard - summer hours 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM, closed Mondays - winter hours - 9:30AM - 4:00PM, closed Mondays
Diorama ‘Assault of Sapun Hill on 7 May, 1944, Sapun Hill - 9:30AM - 4:30PM, closed Mondays
Malakhov Kurgan Museum, Istomina Street - 9:30AM -5 PM, closed Monday
Hours of business may vary or be closed
during National holidays
Ukrainian National Holidays
· January 1 - New Year
· January 7 - Christmas
· March 8 - Women’s Day
· May 1, 2 - Labor Day
· May 9 - Victory Day
· June 23 - Whitsunday
· June 28 - Constitution Day
· August 24 - Independence Day
Victory Day, May 9
War veterans gather at Nakhimov square, in the main streets, and parade along the streets. They celebrate the Ukrainian liberation from the fascist German invaders. There are numerous Festivities and concerts everywhere throughout the city, and in the evening at 10:00PM, the magnificent fireworks are set off. This is a real crowd pleaser as veterans remember the roar of the war weapons, and others watch the brilliance of the magnificent dazzling explosions as they vividly display their brilliance far into the night skies.
Children’s Day, May 19
Our children participate in competitions and display their talents in concerts along the streets of our city.
Sevastopol’s Birthday, June14
Everyone goes to the bars and disco houses so that they can watch the spectacular firework display in the harbor, at 10:00PM. The celebrations usually continue for two days.
Navy Fleet parade of Russia, held on the last Sunday of July
Tourists and citizens alike try to get Sevastopol to see this spectacular display that takes place in the harbour. At 10:00PM there is a marvellos firework display in the harbor and on the ships in the harbor.
Navy Fleet parade of Ukraine, August 1
Since 1997, we have celebrated this holiday, it is comprised of parade of marching bands, and the usual parade displays within city, and display of boats and ships is presented out in the harbor. Once again in the evening at 10:00PM an extremely wonderful fireworks display is touched off out in the harbor for everyone to enjoy.