Pirogovo Open-Air Museum

Krasnozemnaya St., Kiev

4.5

Pirogovo Open-Air Museum is a historic village south of the capital city. Today it is an open-air museum of Folk architecture.

The history of the area dates back to the Bronze Age. The modern streets now reach the historic roads of Pirohiv way, the capital Motorway, and the new Pyrohiv.

The museum is an outdoor museum of the Life of Ukraine and Folk architecture. The museum contains 300 pieces of folk structures. The main one in the center is the splendid hill with few windmills. This is the true reflection of the Ukrainian history and culture. One has to visit the museum to gain an understanding of Ukrainian people and Architecture.

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Open Hours:

  • Mon

    12:00 - 19:00

  • Tue

    10:00 - 19:00

  • Thu

    10:00 - 19:00

  • Fri

    10:00 - 19:00

  • Sat

    10:00 - 19:00

  • Sun

    10:00 - 19:00

  • Wed

    10:00 - 19:00

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Reviews

  • A Google User

    5
    - 31 July 2018 -

    Very nice museum with historical houses and living styles from all around the territory of Ukraine. Very enjoyable and worths the travel. People there are very proud of their history and culture and very willing to give all explanations and descriptions about all what's in there. A must to go place in Kiev

  • A Google User

    4
    - 21 July 2018 -

    Place is really beautiful and huge. It needs some maintenance on some of the paths. It is not suggested to go there after it has rained as some of the paths can get muddy. Although being there on the rain is an experience on its own if you like to be immersed in nature. Most of the staff really nice even if they don't all speak English. Although I saw an English tour with an electric cart/train when I was there.

  • A Google User

    4
    - 17 July 2018 -

    A really large outdoor museum of Ukrainian village. Plenty to see around. Some of the churches are still active, so you can actually see a regular service there. Otherwise, plenty of interesting stuff, different types of buildings. The part with the socialist buildings is particularly interesting. The staff at the cashdeck was not so accommodating though.

  • A Google User

    4
    - 28 June 2018 -

    A very interesting way of displaying old buildings from different parts of the Ukraine but you need plenty of time to appreciate all the exhibits. Easy to access from Kiev by regular bus. Tours led by knowledgeable volunteers.

  • A Google User

    5
    - 09 June 2018 -

    Great open air museum with authentic Ukrainian houses 17-20cc, household items and such. There are many places to eat and many souvenirs. If you want to see more and to do more, come at the weekends, then many houses are open, more cafes seem to work and there are more souvenirs. The area is huge! So, be ready to walk or get a special "auto-tour" on excursions car or rent a bike! Enjoy your time!

  • Julius Albertston

    5
    - 28 January 2018 -

    Amazing all year. Afford yourself 4-6 hours. Take a taxi.

  • Alina Virstiuk

    5
    - 23 January 2018 -

    amazing place to discover ukrainian culture and architecture of the countryside, a lot of my travelers enjoyed going there for a walking tour. also keep in mind, it is out of the centre, not very suitable to get by local transport, so ordering taxi would be better option

  • Ivan Borzenets

    5
    - 28 December 2017 -

    If you have the means to get here, then of course come. You can spend half the day walking around checking the different villages of Ukraine. You can also get a tour, and they do have tours in English if you don't speak Russian or Ukrainian. The museum layout is very well thought out making it very scenic. You can also come here for a picnic.

  • Aykut İçöz

    5
    - 04 August 2017 -

    Great place to see, take the cab inside, impossible to walk on foot due to size and land structure. Village style houses, churches, schools etc. The experience can last half a day easily

  • Emily Mairi Ruth Clyde-Parry Yaroszko

    5
    - 14 June 2017 -

    Bring comfortable shoes and plan to spend the whole day there! You can bring your own packed lunch, but there are also many different food vendors throughout the museum's area. Great for kids and dogs are also welcome (make sure you clean up after your dog). There are several little villages reconstructed from actual buildings for each of the major geographical regions of Ukraine. Complete with households furnished to match the place and time period. I'd love to go again and spend more time there!

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