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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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  • In August, we visited the open air museum Pirogovo a weekend. Apart from the beautiful picturesque grounds, there is a small restaurant with traditional dishes. At the outdoor table sitting, we were allowed to pick the cherries for dessert, which grew directly from us. An unforgettable experience!
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  • Though we have been told that this place was enchanting especially in spring and summer, as we visited Ukraine in December, we wanted to visit it anyway. We were the only visitors as the weather was v...  more »
  • My favorite Museum. Vintage houses fascinate me, they still preserved the unusual healing aura and even some sort of magic is felt throughout the Museum. Because of such houses and says the proverb-houses and walls. It's not just mean native walls, these houses were built correctly on Earth among the pure nature and organic materials, this is the healing power and Magic home. This power is still felt in these houses. Love to visit here during the warmer months, when lodges are surrounded by flowers, greenery, you can feel the fragrant smell of herbs and the windmills look great especially on the green hills. All these old houses, windmills and ancient churches were transported here from different regions of Ukraine. At each exhibit of the Museum there is a plaque and description, from where he brought. Inside the houses reproduced natural interiors of the time. All the utensils and tools, too old. The Museum is very well-groomed flowers blooming everywhere, you get great pleasure from this walk. Visit this museum necessarily enjoy it all!
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