Museum of the plant named after T. H. Shevchenko – a trip to the past of an era of civil and military instrument-making of our country

If you are interested in finding out how a production company has overcome the path from a horseshoe to complex computer technology and control systems of space objects, then we invite you to an excursion to the museum of the State Enterprise “Kharkiv Instrument-Making Plant named after T. H. Shevchenko”.

1900 a Kharkiv businessman G. A. Berlyzov founded a cast iron-engineered machine-building and boiler plant, which produced castings, metal structures, tools

1922 on the initiative of the factory team, a decision was made to rename the plant after Taras Hryhorovych Shevchenko

1941-1945 evacuation of production to the city of Penza, return, restoration of the plant. Manufacturing of military products: regimental and company mortars, air bombs, shells, missile launchers BM-13 – the famous “Katyusha”

1949-1953 development and production of aviation equipment for “blind” landing of planes, equipment for command posts, control radars, special equipment for the combat missile complex

1954 development of the production of household radio equipment

1957 manufacture of equipment in the space industry – for the first artificial satellite of the Earth and the launch of the “Vostok” spacecraft manned by Yu. A. Gagarin

1960 – 1965 manufacturing of equipment for trajectory and telemetric measurements and medical equipment, development of production of on-board and ground-based ballistic missile controls, manufacturing of space objects control systems

1971 development and production of automated control systems for turbines and equipment of mashing halls of nuclear power plants

1980-1992 development of production of automated control systems of combat missile complexes of different bases, manufacture of telecommunication equipment, automated control systems by hydro turbines

1992-2001 development of the production of telecommunication equipment of a new generation, expansion of the nomenclature of household products, work on development in production and certification of switching systems (cross-equipment) of subscriber and connecting lines of automatic telephone exchanges

2001-2012 production of control systems for technological equipment for thermal power and nuclear power plants

2012-2014 setting up modern civilian production – rolling stock, and underground railway infrastructure

2014-2019 build-up of military production – development and modernization of existing electronic devices for tanks and other armored vehicles

For organization and conducting of excursions, please, call: +38 (057) 731-40-35

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Museum working hours: from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

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