It is one of the most special places and a definite must visit site – the Lviv Folk Architecture Museum also called Shevchenkivsky Hay. With it’s old wooden houses and the picturesque wooden churches, it will give you some of the best memories of Lviv and makes great backgrounds for your photos.
In no other place in Lviv Oblast you can see so many old buildings from all around Western Ukraine. The museum is dedicated to showing rural life in all of it’s forms. There are farm houses and churches from the Western regions. One of the most beautiful wooden churches in Ukraine has been brought here. The wooden church of Kryvka in Turka County is one of the most visible landmarks Lviv Folk Architecture Museum and it’s even part of the Unesco World Heritage of Wooden Churches in Ukraine and Poland. This beautiful Lviv village museum shows you all different aspects of folk architecture in Western Ukraine.
Part of the exhibition is also to show you how people used to live. Real life people work in the farm houses and show you different crafts. For example you can discover an oil mill, where people still press grain and seeds for oil. You can even taste the oil and see what different oils were used over the centuries. In other manors they display weaving and you can see how carpets or traditional clothes are made. And of course in such a museum there must be someone painting Pysanky – the Ukrainian Easter eggs. If you are interested in taking part in any of those activities, please let us know and we will arrange it for you.
Our guides are all from Ukraine and have grown up with those traditions. They can explain you all about it. You can be sure not to miss any of the details that this museum hides. Our Buddies will bring you to all the corners of the museum and give you a real deep insight into how many Ukrainians actually still live today. Come and enjoy this special visit with us!
1 guest: 49 Euro
each additional guest: 5 Euro
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Meeting point for all public tours:
Amphitrite fountain at Rynok (next to Pravda Beer Theatre)