Top.Mail.Ru
9:00-20:00
7 days a week

Sights to see 18.08.2019
Museum of Wooden Architecture in Suzdal

If you want to get a good insight into the life of Russian peasants, simple and modest people that were so numerous across the country, the Museum of Wooden Architecture is a great place to go. Located in Suzdal, one of the ‘Golden Ring’ Russian towns, it perfectly displays a typical Russian village with its typical wooden buildings. From a simpler peasant’s hut to a bigger merchant’s house, you will learn about the villagers’ lifestyle and what their everyday needs were.

Other buildings on the territory include a barn, a well, a windmill, a church (still operating!), etc. All the objects are authentic and were brought from nearby villages.

Adding to the genuine vibe of a Russian village, are geese and hens walking around the place.

The territory is vast and well-kept. There are various activities and master classes organized for children and grown-ups. For example, you can learn to make a rag doll or produce ceramic dishware on a potter’s wheel (the local potter extracts the white clay himself in the nearby forest!).

In one of the buildings, Russian-style tea-drinking is organized.

There is also a gift shop and a small café on the territory.

Make sure to plan a trip to the ‘disappearing Russia’!If you want to get a good insight into the life of Russian peasants, simple and modest people that were so numerous across the country, the Museum of Wooden Architecture is a great place to go. Located in Suzdal, one of the ‘Golden Ring’ Russian towns, it perfectly displays a typical Russian village with its typical wooden buildings. From a simpler peasant’s hut to a bigger merchant’s house, you will learn about the villagers’ lifestyle and what their everyday needs were.

Other buildings on the territory include a barn, a well, a windmill, a church (still operating!), etc. All the objects are authentic and were brought from nearby villages.

Adding to the genuine vibe of a Russian village, are geese and hens walking around the place.

The territory is vast and well-kept. There are various activities and master classes organized for children and grown-ups. For example, you can learn to make a rag doll or produce ceramic dishware on a potter’s wheel (the local potter extracts the white clay himself in the nearby forest!).

In one of the buildings, Russian-style tea-drinking is organized.

There is also a gift shop and a small café on the territory.

Make sure to plan a trip to the ‘disappearing Russia’! 


The Transfiguration Church 
The Transfiguration Church (1796) is the most remarkable sight in the Suzdal Museum of Wooden Architecture, which keeps numerous examples of traditional constructions and is considered to be a little corner of classical ancient Russia.

The church was the first building brought to the Museum and was previously located in the village of Kozlyatyev. It is constructed from pine and by using nothing but an axe. In 2011, a lightning struck the dome and the temple almost burned out. It took six months for restorers to return the original look to the church.

The museum is located in 27Б, Pushkarskaya str.

   
Tell friends: