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Pirogovo Open-Air Museum, Kiev
(4.5/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Very interesting tour. I went on a cold day, but the tour was still great. My tour was arranged by JC Tours and Olga was my guide. Olga was excellent. She was the guide for the rest of the city tour a...  more »
  • A great place to dive in Ukrainian life. A very large area of the Museum, with samples of Ukrainian regions. Especially struck by the historical accuracy of the exhibits and their relevance. Liked that the Museum offers various master-classes of crafts of Ukraine, there is also a fair and a variety of ham, eateries, where you can taste traditional dishes. And lauluväljak is a great place to relax and rest, after a stroll through the vast territory.
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  • Huge area, bordered by dense National forest itself is quite picturesque, plus there's also collected masterpieces of folk architecture from all regions of Ukraine, you can also see old wooden mechanisms like Mills
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