Museum of Folk Architecture and Life of Ukraine

The National Museum of Folk Architecture and Life of Ukraine is located on the southern outskirts of Kyiv near the village of Pirogov. The total area of the museum is large enough for long walks – 135 hectares. The museum (popular name Pirogovo) was founded in February 1969. The employees of the future museum carried out expeditionary search work to create architectural, artistic and everyday collections and exhibitions in less than 6 years, and already in 1976 the official opening took place.

The museum area contains about 300 architectural exhibits of folk construction from the 16th to 20th centuries. Estates with rural houses and outbuildings are formed with documentary accuracy and are grouped according to the peculiarities of settlement planning of a particular historical, ethnographic and geographical region. Many wooden churches, mills and other architectural and everyday monuments from all over Ukraine were also transported to the museum. The architecture of all regions of Ukraine is presented in the following exhibitions of the Pirogovo Museum: Middle Dnieper, Poltava and Slobozhanshchina, Polesie, Podolia, Southern Ukraine, the Carpathians, Mills, Fair Field and Modern Village.

The museum’s holdings contain approximately 75,000 household items, works of folk art, and tools. The most interesting of the exhibits are the interiors of buildings, which often have free access. Pirogovo has a large collection of folk clothing, furniture, wooden and earthenware, men’s and women’s clothing, one of the best collections of Ukrainian folk musical instruments. The museum is a place to relax. Here you can ride horses, dine at numerous restaurants (taverns, taverns, kulishnits) with Ukrainian borscht, lard or shish kebab. In Pirogovo, folk art festivals and fairs are held, where you can purchase products of folk craftsmen. They coincide with national and religious holidays. Near Pirogovo there is another beautiful place to relax – Feofaniya Park.

Where is the Museum of Folk Architecture and Life of Ukraine (Pirogov)?

Academician Tronko street
(044) 526-24-16