Vitoslavitsy Museum of Folk Wooden Architecture, Veliky Novgorod

(4.8/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We really enjoyed our visit to this historic open air museum - we found it the most picturesque place in the Novgorod region. Vitoslavlitsy, near the medieval city of Novgorod the Great, features an i...  more »
  • Resembles a Museum of wooden architecture in suzdal, only much more territory. Well-groomed territory, it is interesting to get acquainted with the life of our ancestors. Nice place to visit. Better with a guide.
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  • A lot of different log houses and churches. Intresting ethnic museum of Russian folklore and old life stile.