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. Put Belarusian Folk Museum of Architecture and Rural Life and other Minsk attractions into our Minsk family vacation planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • A very interesting Museum. Located in a picturesque place near the ring. Easy as their transport and suburban. You can even walk. When my sister and I looked at the House, then imagined childhood, Grandpa's House, Granny's stove. Of course, the Museum has not yet been finalized. Construction dragged on for decades. It is a pity that there is not enough money, although around Lady grow quickly. But the idea is very good. Can be in one place to get acquainted with the architecture and life of Belarus. While well represented Central Belarus, Vitebsk (Lakeland), built the Dnieper. In the project and Polesie (region 2) and Ponemon'e. There is running a tavern, where you can have a tasty meal. Belarusian cuisine dishes.
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  • Had a great time though and it was cold imagine how cool hanging out here during the summer. Very friendly, outgoing guides all tell and show.
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  • We traveled by car, so quickly. Paid entrance, small free commentary on exhibits. Particularly interesting must be city residents, who have not seen the village)) with audio guide would be more interesting, but we never guessed take, and in the box office not guessed even suggest. The food at the Cafe is very disapointed ((About this place have learned quite by accident, from friends. It is a pity that a little advertising and news about Museum ...
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  • Belarus as it used to be. When I look at these houses I remember my grandparents as they had exact same houses and the interior as well. A very good place to understand Belarusian culture and heritage better. Best with a guide
  • Surrounded by beautiful landscape this place helps to understand the life of simple belarusians, to feel the mentality and character of the nation. Quiet place, the entrance fee is about 5 dollars. Definitely worth visiting.
  • A great place with a range of exhibits on different natural settings. There's also a nice restaurant specialising in Belarusian cuisine.
  • The open air museum contains many buildings from all over Belarus and from different periods of time but mostly from the late 18th to the early 20th century. Some buildings are original, others have been built from scratch and others are hybrids built from new and old materials. The museum contains a variety of buildings including a school, church, 200 year old working tavern, blacksmith, barns and windmill and a number of different sections. The tour was fascinating to give an insight into Belarusian architecture and you could really see how people used to live. Any tour of Belarus should have this included. A late lunch was consumed at the tavern (called Belaruskaya Karchma if you want to look it up) which had excellent food at very reasonable prices in an authentic environment. We visited the museum with our guide but the tour that was arranged was by an English speaking guide from the museum however our guide was still very helpful throughout. If you don't speak Russian I would strongly recommend a guide to get the most out of your time in Belarus, we used and recommend Natallia from Minsk Private Tours.
  • Excellent and quite representative place to get acquainted with the way of life of the local people back a hundred years ago. I will definitely recommend visiting this place to foreign visitors - from what I know, they have English speaking guides here.