Belarusian Folk Museum of Architecture and Rural Life, Minsk

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Discover the traditional life of Belarusian peasants of the late 19th and early 20th centuries at Belarusian Folk Museum of Architecture and Rural Life. This open-air museum features more than 22,000 items. Three villages represent the typical characteristics of the three historical Belarusian regions. Walk among the monuments of folk architecture, including residential wooden houses, mills, barns, an old school, a church, a theater, and a tavern. See antique tools, old furniture, and household items, which are presented inside. You can taste Belarusian cuisine at a tavern within the museum. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Belarusian Folk Museum of Architecture and Rural Life by using our Minsk online day trip planner .
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  • The museum is located near Minsk. Exhibits, houses, wines and mills from different regions of Belarus have been collected. They took a guide, and I advise everyone to use this service. For the people of the older generation, who still caught looms in rural huts it is only a memory, for young people and urban dwellers the tour will be very informative. It is a pity that this museum is poorly funded, it was possible to collect in this museum sawmills, run existing mills, and much more.
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  • Was here for the second time (the first time in 2009). Over the course of 10 years, the exposition has changed but the atmosphere (fortunately) and organizing (unfortunately) has not changed. There are still not enough signs on the "route" and there were no descriptions of the exhibits, the caretakers are unsmiling. One of the huts sells knitted socks (probably the caretaker knits at leisure and sells) but at the same time does not find the strength to say hello to potential buyers. You can't sell socks with that mood. There is no interactive and zoo. So Skansen can be called this museum as a cart car only because it has 4 wheels. The rest is all well-typical Belarus of the 19th, 20th and unfortunately 21st century. I recommend the museum to visit on the days of thematic holidays like Gukanne are clear, etc. on ordinary days not bad for a leisurely walk without a waw effect.
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  • I will like everyone who loves museums of folk architecture. There are houses of rich and not so people of different regions of Belarus, churches, mills, whole farms (for example, wine - for hay). It is interesting to see, and go to every house, to see life. Were here in March 2018 - it was damp, not all open, but there were no people at all. If you will get a taxi (or your car) on the navigator, be sure to check that you are lucky, as indicated on the site (this is the only right way!) - otherwise come to a dead end and have to wind up extra circles.
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  • Search for a guide called "Sergi" a tall.man with sided nose, he is very enthusiastic and knows a lot of details about the rural life of Belarus
  • This is such a neat place!! There are houses representing different parts of Belarus and set up to show how people lived in the past. I’ve read books set in this time period and it was very neat to get a visual to go along with the story.
  • A magical and important place to see to understand the history of the Belarusian people
  • Museum of national architecture and life. Very original place. To those who interested in life and traditions of the Belarusian people, it will be very informative. Film crews are often visitors here. There is a bonus in the form of private airfield, an opportunity it will be entertaining to fans of light aircraft to spend time.
  • It is located out of Minsk, but you can go by Uber from Malinovka metro station (the last one on the blue line) and it's going to cost you around 6 roubles. The only issue if you go by Uber, is that on the way back you cannot order an Uber, because you can only order Uber in Minsk. Anyway, there is a bus station nearby that you can use to get back to the city. The museum is very interesting, it's like an old town and you can enter every house and explore how people many years ago live. I recommend it as a family trip on a beautiful weekend day.
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