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79014 Lviv, Chernecha Gora str.,1



Museum is open from 09.00 till 20.00

Exposion of the authentic interiors

can be seing from Wednesday – Sunday.

Monday-Tuesday buildings are closed.

Admission: Adult – 30 UAH Children – 20 UAH

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Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life in Lviv has two exhibit halls where you can explore different types of the exhibits. Therefore, main task of all exhibits is present history, art and culture of the Western Ukraine. Museum is actively collaborating with artists, traditional craftsmen, and collectors, and as result accomplishing new exhibit projects.

Exhibits are developing in two ways – exhibits from own collection what counting more than 20 thousands objects; exhibits of the professional and amateur artists. Very popular is exhibit exchange from the museum, as well, as in the museum from other organizations.

Staff from exhibit-educational department prepared traveled exhibits such as “Art of the Lviv region”, “Objects made from leather”, “Folk clothe from Western Ukraine”.

Exhibits from the museum collection traveled abroad to Norway and was presented in June, 2013 in Lillehammer. There were presented clothe collection from Western Ukraine and was supplemented by photos of the wooden folk architecture heritage objects.

The exhibit halls are place, where young artist starts own career. Lubomyr Martynuk, Ivan Marchuk, Roman Opalynskyy started public artist life from the Museum. Children artist schools and organization are presenting works of own pupils also.

Every year 3-4 exhibits organize from the museum collection. Exhibits presented blacksmithing, Petrykisky art, Christmas traditions, Sacral art, weaving. One exhibits presented tools and traditional wooden processing.

Collection of the museum contain many different embroideries ,lether objects(coats, hats, shoes). Many exhibits present specific clothe for selected ethnic region – Boyko, Bukovyna, etc.

Few years ago opened permanent exhibit “Easter Eggs (Pysanka) of Ukraine” in the exhibit hall of Tukholka building. There are presented 130 Easter Egg from all ethnographic zones of Ukraine.

Exhibition activity focused on our constant visitors, as well, as on travelers, who want to open Ukrainian culture. Foreigners -guest of the Lviv city will have great impression of the traditions and rural life of the Western Ukraine and what is Ukrainian in general.

Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life i situated near by Vysokyi Zamok (High Castle) in beautiful park - Shevchenkivsy Gai on North -East part of the Lviv city. The museum have been created by the ethnographic principle in 1971. Main aim of the museum is conservation of the wooden folk architecture, everyday life artifacts, art artifacts from all ethnographic zones. Every zone consist different objects - buildings, practical and manufactory buildings from last three centuries. The museum is one of the biggest open-air museum in Europe nowadays. Every object consist special and authentic interiors and it gives full imagination of daily life, work and leisure of the Western Ukrainian village.

The museum consist 105 of folk architecture objects. Among them presented oldest church from Kruvka village (1749), other objects buildings from 1792, 1812, 1846, 1860, as well as wind mill, oil manufactory, pottery.

Very rich is museum collection. They consist almost 22 000 objects. There are collection of clothes, furniture, music instruments, ceramic, jewelry, icons, church accessories. Museum collection counted 120 very rare and unique old prints.

Open-air Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life in Lviv became favorite place for Lviv citizens and guests of the city. Visitors can enjoy of museum collection and arts. Many tourist from different cities and countries visited the museum and amount of the visitor counted 150 thou per year.

Every weekend museum organize masterclasses and demonstration of traditional crafts, such as blacksmithing, traditional baking, pottery, doll making, wood carving, etc.