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Museum of Wooden Architecture

Address: Prosveshcheniya st., 1, Kostroma 156004, Russia
Phone Number: (4942) 37-25-73
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Ranked #3 of 61 Attractions in Kostroma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Moscow, Russia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

liked the place - even in winter it was nice to walk through old wooden buildings drowning in snow. But when you get in (note - not all buildings are open in winter) you feel it alive, unlike many museums. Maybe that's because all buildings used to be a home for real people - you can read even their names... More 

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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Personally, I enjoy traditional wooden architecture but this exhibition surprises by the number of exhibits. There you can find old wooden churches, mills and the whole street of wooden houses ranging from very poor to very rich. Expierenced guides will tell you interesting stories about life in medieval Russia. You will be able to see geniune things and furniture used... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A visit to this place makes you really wanna go back in time where you could be surrounded by serene artistic natural beauty instead of concrete jungles. Beautiful cottages from different parts of history adorn this estate, offering a glimpse into the life people led then.

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Paris, France
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This open air museum shows some izbas and the way paysan leaves in the older time. It is very interesting to see, and the walk in the museum is very enjoyable. Very interesting.

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Modesto
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

While on a group trip we stopped by the Museum of Wooden Architecture and I absolutely LOVED it! I enjoyed a leisurely stroll through the many wooden structures. I marveled at the beauty and simplicity of their architecture. There were a few ladies dressed up for the times the buildings were lived in and completed the picture of what life... More 

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Ivanovo, Russia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I have known and loved this museum for years but my latest visit turned a huge disappointment: my son-in-law was refused to try his hand at shooting an arrow (there is this attraction provided by a local archery club or so they said) on discriminating grounds of him being a foreigner. However, he was accompanied by two professional interpreters (my... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This is an open-air museum. It feels more like being in a country side here - very calm and quiet. It is close to the Ipatiev Monastery. So it would make sense to visit both places the same day. Basically it's a place where wooden houses from all over the Kostroma region were brought and put together. There are typical... More 

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Gold Coast
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273 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

This outdoor museum has either relocated or restored many houses and church from around Russia. There is a small stream and a path that leads to various houses built in various styles and depending on the status of the owner with different levels of comfort and space. Almost all of the buildings are made of wood. Like the normal houses... More 

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