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Belarusian Folk Museum of Architecture and Rural Life

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Address: Ozertso village, Minsk District, Minsk 223021 , Belarus
Phone Number: 17 209-41-63
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Belarussian "Skansen"

This museum shows traditional houses and other buildings from villages from different parts of Belarus. You can see them inside and get more info from museum staff. There are also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum shows traditional houses and other buildings from villages from different parts of Belarus. You can see them inside and get more info from museum staff. There are also different events held sometimes (like folk fest "Kamyanitsa" in September). It's located not far from Minsk, accessible by public transport or by bicycle.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Great place to see small part of the Belorussian history. It is interesting exposition of a historical village. Houses, church, gardens, school, windmill, restaurant...everything "old time look". We loved the school exhibition! Good place for the family: walking outside in the fresh air (we were lucky with the weather), enjoying fresh grilled food and local drinks plus great things to... More 

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Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

Very interesting and interactive tour! You get to try food, home-made "moonshine", make your own horseshoe if you want, for example, and talk with the guides and people who demonstrate live how different crafts are done. Guides are genuinely kind. You can also buy souvenirs and a wide array of handcraft if you want but you're not pushed to do... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

Its a gem of a place if you are interested in folk arts and history. thoroughly enjoyed my visit which spanned over 2 hours.

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

This is a village, where you can see the life in old times. The guide met in traditional dress with the bread and salt. Although it was very cold, the whole group only followed the beautiful guide, who built in our eyes the whole village, and explained in details the life of locals. in the end we went to the... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

a nice place to see not far from Minsk city , a nice walk in the Belarusian nature , a traditional native village and houses showing how the daily life use to be in a traditional village , a day to enjoy with family and friend , traditional food and drink

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

The open air museum contains many buildings from all over Belarus and from different periods of time but mostly from the late 18th to the early 20th century. Some buildings are original, others have been built from scratch and others are hybrids built from new and old materials. The museum contains a variety of buildings including a school, church, 200... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

If you want to understand Belarus heritage and culture that surely it is the place which you should not miss during the your trip. You can easily spend 2-3 hours at this place. Everything related to their old culture and tradition had been displayed nicely.

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Minsk, Belarus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

You can see here traditional houses from different regions of Belarus. Also you can see the houses from inside and imagine how people lived there. Guides can tell you many interesting things. Also you can be lucky enough to visit this place during a folk festival - so at this time the museum is a really amasing place.

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Thank Enigmalz
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Another amazing way to document a peoples history and culture. And we had a very friendly and informative guide who was more than ready and willing to answer all our questions. So if your language is not native, i advice you engage a guide.

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