The History Museum of the National Mining University was opened on the 12th of October, 1974. In 2001 according to the decision of the NMU Academic Council the Museum was named after O.M.Pol, the famous man of our land in the 19th century, and obtained the name of People Museum of the NMU named after O. M. Pol.
Today more than 7,000 exhibits are stored in the stocks of the Museum. The new exposition consists of six parts. There are 1,500 exhibits in it, and about 80% of them are originals.
Section one tells of KHMTS – Katerinoslav Higher Mining Technical School (the NMU predecessor), its classes and library, and first graduates. Four of them became then professors in Alma Mater.
Section two covers the period from 1912, when KHMTS became Mining Institute, to 1917. This section contains information concerning O.M.Terpigoryev, M.J.Lebedyev, P.M.Leontovsky, Y.I.Grdina, M.M.Fedorov and other founders of the first scientific schools.
Section three is devoted to the 1920th-1930th: transformations and innovations by Bolsheviks, "dual power", shortening of term of studies to three years, enrollment of women, new specializations introduction, frequent replacement of rectors-directors, artificial "breaking" of the Institute (new technical colleges, subordinated to branch peoples` commissariats were established on the basis of faculties), formation of new scientific schools despite everything, horror of political repressions and creation of new departments unusual for pre-revolutionary time (departments of military training and physical training).
Section four is called "DMI during the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945".
Section five, the biggest one, tells of the period of reconstruction and further progress of the Mining Institute during the Soviet period.
Section six displays the life of the University under the Independence of Ukraine, changes and growth of its status, establishment of new subdivisions, creation of new traditions. The exposition is completed with exhibition of congratulations and presents on the occasion of the NMU centenary celebration on the 25th and 26th of June, 1999.
The Museum is equipped with video facilities. Meetings with graduates and conferences on regional studies are held here. Club of Regional Studies ("Grani"), Military and Historical Club, named after A.I.Gryaznov, Sociological Club ("Solaris"), and Youth Political Discussion Club sit here.
People`s Museum of NMU History named after O.M.Pol works daily except Saturday and Sunday. Entrance free.
Phones: +38 (0562) 45-99-88