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Pirogovo Open-Air Museum, Kiev

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Get an up-close look at Ukraine's human history at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum, home to a collection of buildings and architectural pieces from around the country. The museum boasts 300 different building displays, the oldest of which is a church dating to 1742. Wander the grounds and view the array of primarily wooden homes, shops, mills, and more that represent the economic and social aspects of traditional Ukrainian village life. You'll find also an extensive complement of household items on display, as well as actors and museum staff dressed in traditional national clothing. Don't miss the museum's wooden windmills, one of its centerpieces, and be sure to watch the living history demonstrations. Make Pirogovo Open-Air Museum a centerpiece of your Kiev vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Kiev tour planner.
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  • The largest open museum in Ukraine with more than 300 expositions. 5 Ukrainian regions in one open space. Do not forget to buy a souvenir here. We ended up with buying honey alcohol and flower hairban...  more »
  • highly recommend trip outside of Kyiv (about 45 minute drive) for large park with reconstructions of villages from major regions of Ukraine. Includes huts, churches, windmills, folks doing crafts, per...  more »
  • As a wheelchair-user I just about coped with this with a strong man to push me! :) It was hard work sometimes, but one house was accessible (with some effort) and so I got to see the inside, the paths...  more »