Pirogovo Open-Air Museum Tours

Officially known as the National Museum of Ukrainian Architecture and Culture, the Pirogovo Open Air Museum is the largest open air museum in Europe. Covering 1.3 million square meters, it reproduces the traditional ways of living in different regions of Ukraine and is a great way to understand the way Ukrainians lived a hundred years ago. The museum is located just south of Kiev, next to the Holosiyivskiy forest and near the village of Pirogovo. Founded in 1969, it includes examples from all of the historical ethnographical regions of the country, as well from throughout the 16th through 20th centuries. Buildings include windmills and watermills, a traditional sauna, village administration buildings, a church school, a priest’s mansion, cafes, huts and barns. Items on display include agricultural items, household articles, musical instruments, ceramics, clothing and icons.

The museum celebrates religious holidays in a traditional manner thanks to three orthodox churches on the grounds. Each weekend, visitors will find a variety of activities taking place, from markets to crafts classes to traditional Ukrainian singing and dancing.

Practical Info

The open air museum is located south of Kiev and is accessible by bus or trolleybus. Take bus 172 or 173 from the Druzhby Narodiv, Lybidska, Demiyivska, Holosiyivska, Vasylkivska, Vystavkovyi Centre metro stations or take bus 156 from Moskovska Square. You can also take trolleybus 11 from Vystavkovyi Centre.   Once inside the museum, you can rent a bike or horse carriage to get around the grounds.
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Address: Pyrohiv, Kiev, Ukraine
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Hours: Daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Wednesdays.
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Admission: 30 hryvnas
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Private Guided Tour to the Pirogovo Open-Air Museum from Kiev

Step back in time and explore Ukraine’s traditional folk heritage on this private 3-hour Pirogovo Open-Air Museum guided tour from Kiev. Visit the Pirogovo Open-Air Museum with a private guide and gain insight into life in Ukraine during a bygone era. Discover pretty white houses nestling under thatched roofs. Explore local landmarks such as the 3-domed wooden church, the priest’s house and the old school, and see how life played out in centuries passed. Admire traditional windmills set high on the hill and enjoy panoramic views over the village below.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Pirogovo Village Skansen Open-air Museum

Get more out of your visit to the Pirogovo Village Skansen Open-Air Museum by going with a guide. It’s the largest outdoor museum in the world, so your guide will help you navigate and find the most interesting corners. As this is a private tour, you can make requests about what you want to see to suit your own interests. Learn about Ukrainian history, architecture, arts, and culture at this innovative museum.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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