Museum of Wooden Architecture and Peasant Life

Vladimir Region, Suzdal, Pushkarskaya Street +7 (49231) 2-07-84
About the organization
Museum of Wooden Architecture and Peasant Life

The Museum of Wooden Architecture and Peasant Life was founded in the 1960-1970s. This is an open-air museum complex, which presents unique religious and residential wooden buildings of the 18th-19th centuries brought from various villages of the Vladimir region. In fact, it is a stylized rural street with churches, houses and outbuildings. The museum is situated on the bank of the Kamenka River on the outskirts of Suzdal, where the oldest city St. Demetrius monastery was located in the 11th century.

The Museum of Wooden Architecture gives an idea of ​​everyday life and occupation of various layers of the peasantry of the Vladimir province (wealthy, middle and poor). The size of the house, its design, the number of floors, furnishings, household utensils spoke of the welfare of the owner. The interiors of the second half of the 19th century are reproduced in accordance with the socio-economic status of former owners.

In the museum one can see home looms and spinning wheels. Besides, a carpenter's workshop and a forge can be found on the museum territory. On the "village street", in addition to peasant's houses, there are various farm buildings - barns, grain dryers, wells, baths, mills, etc.

The Museum of Wooden Architecture in Suzdal has become a suitable place for many folk holidays and festivals. Traditional Russian rites, folk games and festivities, fair bustle, handicraft ranks and performances of folklore groups look quite organically here. Guests enjoy the atmosphere of rustic antiquity and a rural holiday.

The Crafts Festival on Trinity, Maslenitsa festivities with goose fights, the International Cucumber Festival and other holidays are arranged annually on the territory of the Museum of Wooden Architecture in Suzdal.

Author: V. Korolkova