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Pirogovo Open-Air Museum

Krasnozemnaya St. | Pirohiv, Kiev 02000, Ukraine
(044) 526-25-27
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Ranked #9 of 238 attractions in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums
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Denver, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I visited this open air museum in December, of course, not the perfect time for this, but it was still interesting. If you are a in Ukraine for a quick visit, then yes, of course, this is an easy to get to attraction to get your feel for Ukrainian traditions, culture, history. However, if you have more time, there are... More

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St Helens
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Visited Pirogovo in 2012, great open air museum site, it has original and re built traditional Ukrainian houses from years gone by. There is also huge expansive grounds to explore with many traditional crafts forsale and traditional Ukrainian activities going on. Its a great place to visit in the summer time, in 2012 when i visited it was over 40... More

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Portland, Oregon
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

There is a lot of ground to cover here. If you tend to want to see everything, liike I do, you need to be prepared for a full day. We visited on a week day and there were a few musicians performing on "folk" instruments. I think perhaps a weekend would have had more real life exhibits. I'd recommend bringing... More

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366 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

As this museum is open air it makes a lot of sense to check the weather forcats before you go as rain will not be stopped by anything. On a warm and sunny day this is a perfect place for a getawaya from the hustle and bustle of the city and due to the very nice big and open area... More

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London, United Kingdom
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50 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

It was an amazing Sunday. The museum is in a big open space. It is a big area and some of the buildings are incredible, specislly the wooden churches. We went there on a Sunday so it was very busy. Locals go there for picnics; there were stalls were to buy food mostly grilled meat and vegetables. In October the... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This is a large open air museum full of small old village houses and churches disassembled in their original locations throughout Ukraine and reassembled in Pirogova. It's just outside Kiev and a couple of different bus routes run there. Houses are assembled in little areas along with others from the same areas in Ukraine so you walk between villages in... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I'm pure ukrainian from Kiev. But, i enjoy as a small child each time i come here! I feel like i am in a old times in some far away ukrainian village! This place always bring the spirit of Kievska Rus'! The long histary and old traditions and a spectacular big landscape!!

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Gambrills, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

If you're in Ukraine in early July and want to see an interesting folk festival, this is the place. Ivan Kupala Day, a folk holiday to mark the solstice, is celebrated in various parks in Ukraine in early July. Young girls make wreaths from wheat and flowers, there is singing and dancing, straw effigies are burned and people jump over... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Very good try to do skanzen in Ukraine. They have old mills, houses from the different ukrainian regiones and historical ages. Unfortunately at Pirogovo there is no good cafes or restaurants. Only cheap street food with questionable quality. Generally Pirogovo good place for family fun.

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We've been to many 'Skansen' type museums (from the daddy of them all in Stockholm, to others in Poland, Romania, Hungary, Czech & Slovak Republics, Serbia, Ireland etc. Even to two others in Ukraine outside Lviv and Chernivtsi). Some are better than others but mostly they preserve examples of vernacular village architecture in a pleasant (but obviously rather artificial) country... More

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