The article is based on the study of changing sociological, historical, culturological paradigms of memory in modern scientific thought, which gives us the grounds to propose the concept of national-cultural memory as a totality of any socio-cultural phenomena that have been endowed with ethno-cultural identity for the mass consciousness and symbolically showed itself in many “places” (geographical points, things, events, artistic images, rituals, names, etc.). This article considers main dimensions and forms of existence of national-cultural memory in Ukrainian culture. Its general trend in Ukraine is from memory to history and back to memory. This trend correlates to materials of Western culture. However, intellectual topos prevailed over materialized “places” in Ukranian culture. At the same time, Ukranian memorial traditions are more variable than Western ones. In general, this variability reflects not only general socio-cultural evolution, but also the main state politics of memory.