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  The Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life
by hunterV

The Ukrainian skansen is called the museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life of Ukraine and is located outside the city in the village of Pirogovo. It's an exciting place showing authentic peasant houses, wind mills, wooden churches brought from all over Ukraine and assembled at the museum. They date back to the nineteenth century and earlier times.
As far as I remember, the oldest house dates back to 1536. The total number of edifices in this museum is over 300.
You can see blacksmiths, weavers, embroiders and craftsmen at work right there in the huts or in front of them. You can watch them work and buy different things of great perfection.
The museum was founded in 1969, but received its first visitors in 1976.
There are more pictures and information here: Open Air Folk Architecture Museum

Website: http://pirogovo.com.ua/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 16, 2014
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