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Pirogovo Open-Air Museum

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Address: Krasnozemnaya St. | Pirohiv, Kiev 02000, Ukraine
Phone Number: (044) 526-25-27
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Thu - Tue 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Very interesting place to visit for families, friends

Very big open area with various old to not-so-old Ukrainian houses, windmills, etc. Best way to get there is by taxi. Metro and buses are possible but takes over an hour. Taxi... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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St Albans
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Very big open area with various old to not-so-old Ukrainian houses, windmills, etc. Best way to get there is by taxi. Metro and buses are possible but takes over an hour. Taxi ride is about 30 minutes from central Kiev. Very good restaurant there with outdoor seating in "huts". Try the excellent shashlik. Very inexpensive entry fee. Can easily spend... More 

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Kyiv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A nice place where you could get the insight into authentiv Ukraine: the houses from 19th- beginning of 20th century are representing all the regions of Ukraine. You could but souvenirs and got the authentic Ukrainain food and drinks (incl. strong) in small but causy restaurants around. Also very good place for picknics.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Good place for those who like history, architecture and nature. Excellent for walking or bycicling with the family and friends. Pleasant views and place for eating out.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is the largest open air museum in Europe, where you can see the whole Ukraine as it was a hundred years ago in different regions of our country. The museum exhibits a unique collection of windmills, water mills, forges, school, the house of priest, tavern, houses, barns, henhouses, cellars, etc. The museum has three Orthodox churches. Also you may... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

If you wish to see how Ukrainians lived in "the old days", then this is the place for you. A huge open-air living museum. Not the easiest of places to find, and parking in the area is a premium. Be prepared for a lot of walking, but you won't be disappointed. If you are "into" cultural history, this will certainly... More 

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I visited it in the morning when it was almost empty. It was the best place... very peaceful, wooden houses and churches... Ukrainian traditional villages in Kiev

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Firstly the satnav had big problems getting to this place and it never managed to get us to the front entrance. This is a lot of walking so make sure you have the energy. Also, lots of cats around, so take some treats if like us you like feeding them :) Great place clearly a lot of work has gone... More 

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Kyiv, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Pirogovo is an architectural/ history museum, featuring authentic buildings from villages from different regions of Ukraine on a spacious, scenic territory. Windmills, churches, houses, barns, schoolhouses, village pubs. Inside each house is authentic furniture, and there is usually a curator in folk costume close by who is more than willing to give a short lecture. Most weekends , especially in... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A little distance from Kyiv. Best visited in early Autumn and on special festivals. Good depiction of traditional Ukrainian life.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's about a 40 minutes drive from the center and worth planning for a 2 hour stroll watching the different styles of houses from all over Ukraine. Should you decide to go for shashlik and some moonshine or beer, then plan for 4 hours. It's cheap and cheerful. Ideally go in April - June and September to October since it... More 

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