Vitoslavitsy Museum of Folk Wooden Architecture, Veliky Novgorod

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Immerse yourself in the everyday life of medieval Russia at Vitoslavitsy Museum of Folk Wooden Architecture, which features more than 20 original wooden structures dating from the 16th to the 19th century. Churches, chapels, and residential houses were collected from around the Novgorod region and then moved to this site in the 1960s. An authentically dressed guide will lead you down the village streets, along wrought-iron torch stands, peasant houses, vegetable gardens, windmills, and a bathhouse. Enter one of the houses, and try to imagine what it was like for several generations of the same family to share a single room--some sleeping above the stove and others in bench-beds. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Vitoslavitsy Museum of Folk Wooden Architecture by using our Veliky Novgorod family vacation planner.
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  • Absolutely great, especially in the end of February - beginning of March, when "Maslenitsa" (end of winter) is celebrated.  more »
  • Just very close to the St. George ( St Yuriev) Monastery is located this beautiful museum of folk wooden art and architecture. Also, the Vitoslavitsy Museum is set in the beautiful entourage of the fo...  more »
  • It so happened that visited this place on Shrove Tuesday. This is one of the open-air museums in Russia, which collected various wooden buildings from across the Novgorod region. Inside the houses can be seen as an everyday life, clothing, tools, etc., a lot of people have been on holiday, have fun. Many houses exhibits unfortunately were closed, apparently due to the holiday.
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