To plunge into the original atmosphere of a Ukrainian village, it is unnecessary to cover long distance. It is possible to do in Kyiv, visiting the Museum of Folk Architecture and Life in Pirogovo.
The unique air-open museum is considered to be the biggest ethnic museum in the world, occupying territory in 150 hectares. Excursion around the museum is reminiscent of time and space travel: in only one day, you will visit different cultural regions of the country and see how Ukrainians lived in the 17th to 20th centuries. The vast majority of the museum's exhibits – residential houses, wooden churches, sheds, wind mills – are authentic, brought into Pirogovo from different regions of Ukraine.
The Museum of Folk Architecture and Life in Pirogovo is also attractive because of its colorful atmosphere and the spirit of happiness and revelry. Theatrical performances, dramatizations, and Ukrainian folk group concerts often take place on the outdoor museum’s territory.