The Museum of Karaite History and Culture is dedicated to the Karaites, an ethnic community with roots in Eastern Europe, centred on the Crimean peninsula of Ukraine. The main task of the Museum is to preserve, identify, research, popularise and present the rich Karaite heritage. Today, one full-blooded Karaite lives in Halych, and there are his descendants who are half-Karaite. Almost no one speaks the Galician-Lutsk dialect of the Karaite language. In 2018, we published several copies of a collection of poems by the Galician Karaite Zacharias Isaac Abrahamovich (1878-1903), And Spring Will Smile at Us, which included poems in the Karaite language.
The museum was inaugurated on 4 November 2004 in honour of the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Ancient Halych National Reserve. It is located in the private house of Karaite Novakh Abrahamovich (1887-1948). The museum contains three halls: a hall dedicated to the religious cult of the Karaites, the history of the Galician Karaite community of the early twentieth century, and a hall of everyday life.

The founder of the Museum is Yanina L. Yeshvovych (1930-2003), who dreamed of creating the Museum, cherished and honoured the traditions and heritage of the people. Her idea was supported and implemented by the first head of the museum, Ivan Yurchenko. First, he researched the Karaite cemetery near Halych and published a catalogue of the cemetery in 2000. In 2002, he organised an international scientific conference entitled "The Karaites of Halych: History and Culture". At that time, Karaites from almost all the territories where they live were present in Halych. The decision of the conference was to open a museum for the preservation and study of the heritage of the Karaites of Halych. Thus, the museum became a historical and cultural centre that unites the Karaites of Ukraine and the world, scholars and all those interested in the fate of this "disappearing" nation.
The Galician Karaite community has acquired a new development - the museum.