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The open-air museum of the Museum of Ukrainian Culture in Svidník is an experience for all ages. On an area of 11 hectares there are 50 objects of folk architecture, cottages covered with straw, a mill, a tavern or a wooden church.

Open-air museum in Svidník

The open-air museum of the Museum of Ukrainian Culture in Svidník is an experience for all ages. On an area of 11 hectares there are 50 objects of folk architecture, cottages covered with straw, a mill, a tavern or a wooden church.

The ethnographic exposition in nature was opened to the public in 1982. It gives visitors a comprehensive idea of the basic living conditions of Ukrainians in Slovakia in past historical periods. Typical monuments of folk architecture and housing in the area of northeastern Slovakia are concentrated here.

Collected and stored in the open-air museum are the reconstructed dwellings of people from this region, farm buildings, barns, haystacks, barns, as well as technical buildings such as a water mill and a water sawmill. Of the sacral buildings in the exhibition, there is a wooden church (d. 1766) from Nová Polianka (Mergeška) with rich interior decoration.

In wooden houses under thatched and shingled roofs, there is a modest furniture fluffy with history and home inventory, which is interesting for visitors not only for its rarity, but especially for its unconventionality.

A part of the Open-Air Museum in Svidník is also a village school, in which pupils studied in one common classroom. The teacher also had his humble abode in the small building.

The open-air museum in Svidník really breathes history. It transports the visitor into the past and makes him feel that he has returned in time. The picturesqueness of the area is complemented by the magical nature and views of the surroundings. Folklore festivals are regularly held in the nearby amphitheater. The most famous are the traditional Festival of Ukrainian Culture - Ruthenians of Slovakia (June) and the Ruthenian Festival (May).

Additional information

Transport: By foot, By bike, By car, By bus
Parking: Free parking nearby, Paid parking nearby

Accepted payments: Cash
Languages: Slovak

Suitable for: Childrens, Families with childrens, Elderly, Handicapped, Cyclists, Young, Adults
Season: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Updated on: 22.6.2021

Opening hours

Weather

monday - friday:
08:30 - 18:00
saturday - sunday:
10:00 - 18:00


Contact

Phone: +421 54 752 2952
E-mail: muzeum@muk.sk
Website: muzeum.sk
Open-air museum in Svidník
Centrálna 258
089 01  Svidník
Region: Prešovský
District: Svidník
Area: Šaris
 49.304402, 21.558313

Centrálna 258
089 01  Svidník

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