Museum of the Folk Architecture and Rural Life

  • Museum of the Folk Architecture and Rural Life
  • Museum of the Folk Architecture and Rural Life
  • Museum of the Folk Architecture and Rural Life
  • Museum of the Folk Architecture and Rural Life

Duration: 2-3 hours.

The Skansen on the Kaiserwald (name of green area outside the city center) was opened in 1971. The meaning of the word "skansen" is an open-air museum. The idea of ​​its creation in Lviv dates back to the late 20s of the 20th century. The goal was preservation of historical and cultural monuments: wooden churches, country houses, stables, utility rooms ...

Over a hundred objects of ancient architecture from all over Western Ukraine were saved from destruction. Most of them will have the opportunity to see. The oldest exhibit is the wooden rural house (1764). In addition, during the tour you will see an active apiary, oil-workshop, forge, zoo, visit the ancient Transcarpathian house without a chimney (yes, it's weard but it's). You will have the opportunity to buy bakery, souvenirs, amulets, also make a photo in folk costumes. And to admire the views, resembling the Carpathian mountains. And all this - without leaving Lviv!

Information about excursion

Information about excursion

Excursion to the open-air museum will allow you to feel the real color and authenticity of Ukrainian villages. The museum successfully transferred the historical buildings from different regions of Ukraine. The exposition of the museum has 124 architectural monuments, which are united into 54 estates. There are 4 exhibition halls in the museum. Two of them have a permanent exposure. The museum area of ​​60 hectares is conditionally divided into six ethnographic zones. In residential and household premises there are housewares, agricultural implements, vehicles and handicraft tools. Six such mini-villages have the names: "Boykivshchina", "Lemkovshchina", "Hutsulshchina", "Bukovina", "Podillya" and "Lviv region". From more than 120 monuments of architecture from the western regions of Ukraine, 9 - wooden churches. The oldest exhibit is the peasant house of 1749. There is also a smithy, a school, a butter mill, a sawmill, a water and a windmill.

Price of excursion:

Price of excursion:

300 UAH  per/hour - from group till 15 person.

*The price of entrance tickets and transport to historical objects is not included


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