Shevchenkivskyi Hai Open-Air Museum Tours
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Better known as the Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life, the Shevchenkivskiy Hai Open Air Museum outside of Lviv is one of the largest open air museums in Europe. Set near Shevchenko Park northeast of the city, it is comprised of more than 100 buildings from the past three centuries, including six wooden churches. Most notable is the Church of St Nicholas from the Kryvka village, which features a 17th century iconostasis and is considered an architectural gem of great cultural importance.
The museum attempts to recreate the traditional atmosphere of villages from different regions around western Ukraine, including Bukovyna, the Transcarpathians and the lands of the Boykos, Hutsuls and Lemkos – eight different regions are represented altogether. It includes more than 20,000 objects, from furniture and clothing to ceramics and jewelry to a collection of 130 painted Easter eggs known as pysanky. On weekends, visitors can enjoy demonstrations of blacksmithing, baking, pottery, doll making and woodcarving.
To get to the museum, take tram 2 or 10 to the Shevchenkivskyi Hay stop. From there, walk up Krupiarska Street as it becomes Striletska Street and then turn right onto Chernecha Gora street. grounds of the museum are quite spread out, so be prepared to walk quite a bit.
Address: Chernecha Gora 1, Lviv, Ukraine
Hours: Summer: open daily 10am-6pm.; Winter: open daily 10am-5pm. Buildings are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Admission: 15 UAH
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Journey back in time with a visit to the Shevchenkivskyi Hai Open-Air Museum and benefit from the expertise of a private guide. Learn about Ukrainian culture and folklore as you peek into the historic houses and churches; watch demonstrations of traditional crafts such as blacksmithing, weaving, and bee farming; and get a glimpse of life in 17th- and 18th- century Ukraine.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
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Frequently Asked Questions
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What are Shevchenkivskyi Hai Open-Air Museum hours of operation?
Shevchenkivskyi Hai Open-Air Museum hours of operation: Summer: open daily 10am-6pm.; Winter: open daily 10am-5pm. Buildings are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience Shevchenkivskyi Hai Open-Air Museum?
The best ways to experience Shevchenkivskyi Hai Open-Air Museum are:
- 3-Hour Private Shevchenkivskyi Hai Open-Air Museum Tour from Lviv
- Lviv full day city tour with the professor
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