MacPaw is opening its own Apple museum in Kyiv, Ukraine

Macpaw Space
Macpaw Space (Image credit: MacPaw)

What you need to know

  • Developer MacPaw has announced that it plans to open its own Apple museum in Kyiv, Ukraine..
  • The collection already includes a 128K Mac signed by Woz and more.

App developer MacPaw has announced that it plans to open its own Apple museum in Kyiv, Ukraine. The museum already includes some impressive items, not least a Twentieth Anniversary Mac and more.

Announced via a blog post today, the museum includes devices rescued from closed stores like Tekserve in New York.

The first collection of Macs arrived in the MacPaw office from Tekserve, once a repair shop, later an influential Apple dealer located in New York. Over the years, Tekserve collected around 40 Macs from all generations.

While not yet quite ready, the MacPaw museum is set to launch with 323 exhibits and the collection is beginning to take shape.

So what will you find inside? We're planning to launch the museum with 323 exhibits, including Apple's iconic products, such as the first portable Macintosh (that isn't really portable because it weighs 15.75 pounds), our beloved 128k model signed by Wozniak, Apple's first digital cameras QuickTake, the Twentieth Anniversary Mac (TAM) that used to be delivered to customers by limo, and more.

You can find more information about what MacPaw has in mind over on the company blog.

When we acquired our first Mac collection, we couldn't make it accessible to the public, while the requests for the office exhibition tours were increasing all the time. We were working hard to make this idea come true and now we are ready to announce that the museum will be open publicly soon.

Kyiv might not be just around the corner for the vast majority of us, but we can all wish it was!

Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.