Belarusian Folk Museum of Architecture and Rural Life, Minsk

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Discover the traditional life of Belarusian peasants of the late 19th and early 20th centuries at Belarusian Folk Museum of Architecture and Rural Life. This open-air museum features more than 22,000 items. Three villages represent the typical characteristics of the three historical Belarusian regions. Walk among the monuments of folk architecture, including residential wooden houses, mills, barns, an old school, a church, a theater, and a tavern. See antique tools, old furniture, and household items, which are presented inside. You can taste Belarusian cuisine at a tavern within the museum. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Belarusian Folk Museum of Architecture and Rural Life by using our Minsk online day trip planner .
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  • Magnificent Skansen, showing all aspects of rural life-from the cultivation of zhite and attitude to bread to education and beliefs. Wonderful authentic costume guides, excursion in the Belarusian language seemed to me the most interesting and informative, though of course there are both Russian, and English, and Polish variants... Delighted and very grateful to the creators of the still unfinished, but growing Skansen. Highly recommend to visit with a guided tour.
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  • This Skansen museum is located 5 km from the Minsk ring road. The main thing-to reserve a table in advance local Korchme. And then-it is possible and on excursion or so to resemble. The museum is the real, carefully disassembled and then the real wooden houses of the Belarusian peasants of different wealth, different historical periods, from different regions of Belarus, collected in this place. There are the huts of the poor, the Serednyks and the houses of wealthy people. All the houses are open for inspection, you can go and watch. There is an old school building, a wooden church. Very beautiful this village looks late in the spring, when the houses are buried in the bushes of blooming lilac and the sun sticks to the seals in the rubble. But after the inspection-in the Korchmu necessarily. There you will not wait for an excellent honey soup with Khrenovukha and the whole range of Belarusian cuisine:-). Order pork in a merchant-and enjoy.
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  • Museum of national architecture and life. Very original place. To those who interested in life and traditions of the Belarusian people, it will be very informative. Film crews are often visitors here. There is a bonus in the form of private airfield, an opportunity it will be entertaining to fans of light aircraft to spend time.
  • This is such a neat place!! There are houses representing different parts of Belarus and set up to show how people lived in the past. I’ve read books set in this time period and it was very neat to get a visual to go along with the story.
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