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“Open air museum in Sanok”
Review of Skansen w Sanoku

Skansen w Sanoku
Ranked #2 of 9 things to do in Sanok
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Reviewed January 23, 2014

The Sanok Open Air Museum has the largest collection of historical buildings based on folk architecture in Poland. The Lemkos, Bojkos, Western Pogorzans, Eastern Pogorzans and Dolinianie are the natives of this mountain region. A slice of their lives, rituals and practices dating from the 17th to the 20th century are variously represented in the museum. History in the form of peasants' dwellings, manors, religious buildings like a chapel and a 17th century Orthodox Church, a water mill, a smithy, a windmill, a charnel house, a sawmill, granaries, and even the local inn has been recreated in the museum. The Sanok Museum beckons you to take a walk down the memory lane.

A few years ago the museum underwent a major transformation. A "new" Rynek (Town Square) was built just inside the entrance. It is a replica of a Galician town square from the second half of the 19th century, inhabited by Polish, Jewish, and Rusyn populations. Besides reconstructed houses from various Subcarpathian towns, there is also a genuine Jewish house, firehouse, tavern, post-office, chemist's, shop, barber's and others. The exhibits include replicas of original Galician houses from different towns from the region.

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Reviewed January 11, 2014

It's worth seeing this great exhibit. A good insight into how we have evolved. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and tours were available in English.

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Reviewed August 17, 2013

The open air museum situated in Sanok is very unique.Not only one of the biggest in Poland,but it also shows variety of different cultures inhabiting the area before the 2nd WW.It consist of several wooden buildings typical for 19th century village like schools,churches,stables etc.And few years ago another attraction of a small city buildings was added.Really nice for a family day out.There is many attractions and festivals during the summer.One of the biggest is an antique fair that takes place every third Sunday of the month and attracts many dealers and collectors.Real treasure hunting for those who like vintage and antiques.

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Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

The museum is an open air folk museum with a replica village and numerous wooden houses and churches from the region.
The centre also has horse drawn carriage rides and art and craft shops.
Worth a few hours visit whilst visiting Sanok.

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Reviewed April 15, 2013

We spent a couple hours here and enjoyed the walk and history. We have been to MANY outdoor museums and I would say this is typical in the variety of buildings peserved but larger than many in size. When we came to the cluster of buildings just inside the gate, we thought we were seeing all there was, but there is much more scattered about, even up in the hills. Admission is reasonable at under $4 per person and senior discounts are available if you ask.

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