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Kyiv: Private Tour to Pirogovo Open-Air Museum

1. Kyiv: Private Tour to Pirogovo Open-Air Museum

Meet your local guide at your hotel and set off on a fascinating tour to the Pirogovo Museum. On this tour, you will learn interesting facts about the life of Ukrainian rural people in the XVI-XX centuries and discover houses they lived in. Once you arrive at the museum, you will walk through the winding paths and admire the beauty of the genuine Ukrainian village. You will explore the various authentic houses surrounded with picturesque yards. Your guide will explain how a thatched roof is made. You will also see an old parish school and discover what subjects children studied in those days. One of the highlights of the museum is a wooden church of the XVIII century with a gorgeous iconostasis. Moreover, there are some windmills on a hill that look fantastic. You can meet local artisans and craftsmen at the museum. They sell hand-made souvenirs, embroidered shirts, pottery etc. In your spare time, you may taste delicious local dishes at one of the numerous cafes. A visit of Pirogovo Museum brings plenty of positive emotions and is a great choice for all who wants to know better the traditions of Ukraine. In the end of this tour, the driver will take you back to your hotel.  

Kyiv: Pirogovo Village Open-Air Skansen Museum Guided Tour

2. Kyiv: Pirogovo Village Open-Air Skansen Museum Guided Tour

Take a tour to Pirigivo Village in  the countryside, to breathe in fresh air and to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of an old Ukrainian village at Pirogovo Museum. It takes about half an hour to get there by car, and it's one of the largest outdoor museums in the world founded in 1969. Pirogovo Museum occupies a large area of 150 hectares, and consists of small Ukrainian peasant houses of the 18th-19th centuries, windmills and wooden churches brought from different Ukrainian regions. You can also see more than 70,000 folk culture artefacts. Each separate “village”of the museum features typical buildings of certain historical regions of Ukraine: Polesia, Sloboda, Ukraine and Poltava Region, Carpathian's, Middle Dnieper Ukraine, Podolia, and Southern Ukraine. It is possible to enter the houses and see how Ukrainians used to live, where they slept and what house appliances they used. Then, if you are hungry, you can have a lunch of Ukrainian food at Shynok. They cook very tasty Ukrainian cuisine. Pirogovo also celebrates different national Ukrainian holidays.


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What people are saying about Pirogovo Open-Air Museum

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

You will be able to choose between walking or tour by car, some houses can be entered the rest are sealed, nice experience to see how they lived 200 years ago

Uniquely beautiful excursion, very competent guide!

Our guide Julia was great. Exciting and told in perfect German. Punctual and reliable car journeys. Definitely to be recommended!