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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  • In fact, were going to just have a snack at the Tavern. But there did not go without a ticket to the Museum. The result was a forced tour. But, in principle, not donated. The day was clear, the territory is big. To walk well. Of course nothing new. Such museums we have lots. Probably Pancake Day will be fun in this place. Not enough zest. Yes and the tickets would be cheaper.
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  • Museum of folk architecture and life "Strochitsy" we visited in the tour "a great trip to Belarus. Lucky with the weather, warm autumn denechek. It was established in the village of Lake in the year 1976, today the Museum is the only Museum in Belarus-Skansen (museums, created to preserve and showcase traditional wood construction, household items, popularization of folk culture and traditions). The exposition of the Museum is represented by three sectors that show typical features three historical and ethnographic regions: Central Belarus, Dnieper and Lakeland. These "villages" to recreate a traditional way of life of the peasants end 19-early 20 centuries. The sectors are represented as dwelling houses and outbuildings (threshing houses, stables, barns, Mills), worship (three churches and a chapel), public buildings (school, tavern, generally considered the barn). Excursion with our group included interactive elements (with traditional costumes, folk instruments, songs and fun). Ceremonial events take place here: "Kaljady", "Pshanіchny kalasok", "Беларускае vjaselle", "Kamaedzіca". The Museum restaurant belaruskaya Inn, where you can taste the best dishes of traditional Belarusian cuisine.
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  • Chose between Dudutkami and Strochicami, which show an alien. Strochitsy clearly better in terms of what is a real Museum with a collection of objects that you can see. But it was pretty deserted and unfriendly. At the entrance, we learned that the Museum turns out to be forbidden to take pictures (inside the House) even for money. Mother dear, really rustic stoves, pots and plastic loaves of bread represent such value that they cannot even take pictures? It seems to me, given the nature of the objects (sorry, but they still can be found in any farmhouse), the Administration could even allow them to touch, not to mention photographing. Then Aunty who walked us on pjatami, and probably watched, lest we get hold of cameras have led me to a sense of paranoia and fear. I was afraid that if I accidentally pritronus to something, I immediately they'll beat me. But could these ohrannicy be affable and vice versa offer something to look at, something to touch, could something tell visitors something of interest. Yet it turned out that only in the central part of the Museum are descriptions of houses and two other absent any deskripcii objects. Audio guide also only works in the central part. The Museum has a restaurant, very little, but it seems pretty good. In the menu there is a grandmother.
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  • Its a bit away from the city and few buses go there (totally doable but might have to wait a while till the bus comes). The place is beautiful and much to see. Its not a loop walk so it takes couple hrs to walk all the way to the end, and come back to the entrance. Bring water and stacks so you can take a break in between ;) Condition of buildings and houses were very good!
  • It's a very nice and mind-blowing place I have ever seen
  • It's always exciting to visit this museum. I was there with friend or family 8-10 times already. I think this museum is one of the best belarusian museums.
  • Very autentic, beautiful, quiet place. Highly recommended for all ethnography lovers.
  • One should know old BelarusIan way of life. It's part of our history. Such places are worth visiting.

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The funky town of Minsk is flooded with cool hotels and chic apartments to rent, many of which can be quite luxurious. Renting an apartment is a great option--and if you are traveling with a group, you can keep the cost per person down. While bed and breakfasts and guesthouses are not quite as popular in this city, you can find affordable lodging at the nice but less expensive hotels that may sacrifice location or amenities. Most hotels and hostels will arrange to register you as a foreigner with the police. If you rent an apartment-style accommodation, make sure to check in advance whether or not your host will do so. Without registration, you can stay in Belarus for only five business days.
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