Vitoslavlitsy Museum, Veliky Novgorod

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Immerse yourself in the everyday life of medieval Russia at Vitoslavlitsy Museum, 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. Make Vitoslavlitsy Museum a centerpiece of your Veliky Novgorod vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Veliky Novgorod trip itinerary builder site .
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  • August 18, 2017
    Very interesting and informative Museum. However, faced with rudeness and boorishness of one of the collaborators of the Museum. Toilet Museum one and ... dirty. Unfortunately, many of the buildings at the time of our visit (early August 2017) were closed.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Came for 40 minutes before closing, we sold tickets, said nothing. But we could only go in 1 House, all others were closed in front of our noses. Money to us, of course, was not returned. And so the park itself, of course, is interesting.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Very curious to go inside the old huts and see the life of the village is in the details. How wonderful farmers lived, what they ate, where they slept and rested. Be sure to visit. According to the legend, there stood an idol of Perun (God of Novgorod), which overthrew Dobrynya Ilmen.
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  • May 14, 2017
    Great place to see traditional Russian wooden architecture. Unique museum!
  • July 13, 2017
    Nice open air museum of old buildings
  • May 31, 2016
    Very pretty little down with an impressive kremlin. St Sophia's Cathedral is beautiful inside and the town square and hall are very impressive! The surrounding red walls of the kremlin have been impressively reconstructed following the Nazi occupation and give a very authentic feel to the city, quite different to what you'd experience in St Petersburg. If visiting for a day it's definitely worth seeing the old wooden town which has original structures from all over Russia built up as an interactive museum.
  • July 25, 2016
    It's a place where you can look at unique examples of old Russian wooden architecture. Definitely a must!
  • July 30, 2017
    interesting with excursion

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