September 15, 2015

Pirogovo - Museum Of Folk Architecture And Life

Last week we visited Pirogovo - Museum Of Folk Architecture And Life, near Kiev. We had such a great time with few young people! It was so fun!

Pirogov (Russian: Пирого́в), originally a village south of Kiev, is a neighborhood in the southern outskirts of the Ukrainian capital city. It is now home to an outdoor Museum of Folk Architecture and Life of Ukraine.

Although the origin of the toponym is uncertain, pyrohiv is genitive plural form of the Ukrainian word for pie.

The territory of historic Pyrohiv now serves as the location of a 1.5-square-kilometre (370-acre) outdoor Museum of Folk Architecture and Life of Ukraine. Founded in 1969, the museum contains over 300 pieces of folk architecture brought here from all parts of Ukraine and carefully reassembled. The picturesque hill with several windmills is the museum centrepiece and the entire territory of the museum is divided into sectors, each representing the folk architecture and life of a specific Ukrainian region. The oldest church, situated in Pyrohiv, is Naddnipryanska, it is built in 1742. In the museum you can also find more than 40 000 items of household and traditional culture such as costumes, old textiles, embroidery, carpets, ceramics, metal handicrafts, woodwork and glass-ware as well as musical instruments, paintings and houseware.

Commoner's homes, buildings of small trade, commerce and local administration, and old wooden village churches contain authentic items that represent the everyday lifestyle of Ukrainian villagers and townsfolk. Local volunteers and modern Ukrainian artisans selling their wares dress in old-style clothes and demonstrate the use of authentic everyday items to visitors.

One of the main distinctive features of the museum is its theatrical performances and open-air celebrations dedicated to different folk holidays. Also in Pyrohiv you can often meet workers of the museum and visitors who are dressed in national costumes as well as those who are participating in ancient crafts like weaving, molding and others. In autumn and in summer holidays of folk crafts take place here. Blacksmiths, potters, weavers and other masters show their crafts to public and create works of art in front of your eyes.
From Wikipedia

While we observed the museum a company of milk products has advertised its items. We had lots fun playing different games.

We won different presents as rewards. One of them was free food. As all of us were hungry a little. It was such a great blessing and joy! :) Yay!

It was fun to hear singing these grandmothers using national instruments.

As it was a festival and yarmarka( kind of Ukrainian bazar), where masters sell handmade items.

You can buy a Ukrainian rushnyk and vyshyvanka.

Most we loved these handmade beaded dresses! They are gorgeous!

Such a tiny house

Here lived pigs on the first "floor" and chickens lived over them during cold seasons.

The view inside of a house.

 Wooden Orthodox church

 I'm short. But what is a low down house! :)

Very old an Ukrainian stove

Beehives. One of them is about 500 years old!

One more wooden orthodox church.

The view inside

The village

It`s the oldest house in museum. Can you believe it`s 500 years old?! Wow!

Ok. And here is some of my favorite houses ;)

Tiny chicken house

Houses with flowers look so pretty!

The very old well. People still using it in villages.


 Girl`s favorite stuff, circlet of flowers :)

 We had a beautiful weather and blessed time. Everyone really loved this place.We spent all day long and were able to see only half of museum! Yes, it is huge museum and there lots of interesting stuff to see. We hope some day come back there and see the other part.  I hope you did not getting tired to see pictures. Those who know me in person, they know I love lots of pictures. Ha ha! Have a blessed day! ;)


  1. So interesting, Alla. I loved seeing all the pictures, especially the white houses with the beautiful flowers in front--our God is such a wonderful decorator!! The bee hives were my favorite of all!! so cute :) I'm glad you all were able to visit and enjoyed it so much. Fun!

    1. Thanks, Kimloudou! :) I`m glad to hear you liked it! Blessings!


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