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“Time warp! Not a nail in sight.”

Vitoslavitsy Museum of Folk Wooden Architecture
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Private Full-Day Trip to Velikiy Novgorod from St. Petersburg
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

Requires a taxi ride to get there and there's an entrance fee. Mostly all flat therefore disability and pram-friendly. Across the road from a restaurant but food and bathroom facilities available within the grounds. Having a Guide helps with info about how the houses were built (no nails) and the living style of each era in history. Lots of work in-progress. All set amongst fields of birch and linden trees, reflected in the lakes and waterways. Most impressive!

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Reviewed February 9, 2013

If you want to get into a Russian fairy-tale, choose this museum of traditional wooden architecture, in just a 10-15 minutes bus ride from the center of Novgorod. It occupies a fairly large territory and may be interesting to visit in any season. At certain times of year some exciting events are organised to entertain visitors, but even if there is none at the time of your visit, enjoy wandering about, looking at wooden churches. houses, barns, sheds etc.,which all possess a character of their own. Add this to the fact that it's a nice park, where you can see something like a crane on a moor, or a carp in a pond, or you'll find a solitaty place to enjoy the Nature and tranquility - do not hesitate and go to this lovely place. I would gladly stay there for a short while,make no mistake.

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Reviewed November 14, 2012

This is definitely a place worth visiting during your time in Novgorod. It's easy to get there. You can either catch a bus, which will drop you off right in front of the museum, or you can take a taxi. Both are easy and inexpensive.

The museum consists of a number of reconstructed, wooden buildings, most of which are furnished to show what life would have been like for those who lived in these places. Everything is represented in this model village - houses, churches, barns, and even a banya.

This place would be a wonderful place to visit with children, though we (two adults) enjoyed it immensely ourselves.

Do allow for about three hours to wander around the model village and to visit the formal museum (on the same site). And don't visit too close to closing time. The costumed babushkas who look after the buildings (and provide a Russian-language narrative about them, if you wish), will kick you out about twenty minutes before closing-time.

There is also a nice restaurant at the hotel across the street. It's worth a visit as well.

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Reviewed August 9, 2012

If you have time to go to Novgorod, be sure to visit this Wooden Architecture Museum, very cute and different than any other buildings/site that you find in St Petersburg or Moscow. But again, focus your journey in St Petersburg which has a lot more to offer, only if you have extra time and want to explore the ancient town of Novgorod.

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Reviewed August 1, 2012

I was so impressed with this museum. First of all, it's not a typical museum. It's more like a neighborhood of old wooden (and some reconstructed) buildings. Not much English plaques, but you can read the dates and there's not much more to it. Some of the interiors are set to look like they would have when the buildings were built. Some have re-enactors wearing Russian period costumes inside! It's in a wooded area near a part beautiful of the river. Don't forget your mosquito spray.
Students get in half price.

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