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“Wonderful museum of Russian peasant wooden architecture.”

Museum Of Wooden Architecture & Peasant Life
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Private Tour: Golden Ring Day Trip to Suzdal and Vladimir from Moscow
Ranked #2 of 67 things to do in Suzdal
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

The Suzdal museum of wooden architecture is a real gem. It is a mixture of wooden buildings. Some have been brought in from the local area, and some are reconstructions. The buildings are all built without nails or other metal jointing. The buildings are totally amazing. There are a mixture of typical village buildings - well, barns, houses, and churches. These buildings are held together using interesting techniques and joints. This is even more amazing given the nature of the tools that were used in their construction.
It is possible to enter some of the buildings, and see the beautiful crafting and carving on doorways and beams. Wood is a very typical Russian building material, and many towns have good examples of normal houses made of wood. The examples in the museum show the original ideas, and allow the visitor to understand the beauties of the wooden architecture.
Anyone interested in Russian history, or literature will find this museum a worthwhile experience.

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Reviewed May 24, 2013

Just a short walk from our hotel which was new wooden cottages in the Sloboda, sitting atop the winding river bank. A cold and bleak day unfortunately but not a deterant to seeing just how various levels of society lived in the various wooden houses over the past centuries. Entrance fee. Souvenir shop. Toilets. Disability and pram-friendly. Best to go not in the height of the tourist season otherwise every photo will be full of people and take away from the image of old-time Russia. The houses are occupied by local people who are more than happy to talk about the traditions and other cultural aspects. A must-see!

Thank GabBaz2212
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

really russian style! and if you want to feel history-you should visit Suzdal')))))
I was here with Chinese tourists and we were really impressed!!! huge wooden houses and inside old,historical stuff,etc. also there are natural apples in the yard)))

Thank Damira328
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

This is a small site, but worth a visit to see the different wooden buildings from the past. It is well laid out and there are English explanations f.or each place

Thank CanadaHawk
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

No matter what weather, you will make excellent pictures among dozens of amazing old Russian buildings, churches, houses, even mills.

Thank G0Trip
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