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worth visiting to understand pre-revolutionary north Russian village

worth visiting to understand pre-revolutionary north Russian village. interesting collection of... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Moscow, Russia
Plenty to see

Went to the open air museum with our cruise ship tour and enjoyed the park. We had an English... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Anthony S
Brisbane, Australia
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Arkhangelsk, Russia
+7 818 220-41-64
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Reviewed 12 September 2011

This museum basically is the largest collection of ancient wooden architecture in Russia. Marvelous houses and churches date back as far as to 16th century. They were carefully selected across the vast Arkhangelsk region and moved to the museum, placed in clusters representing the traditional...More

5  Thank Yury K
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Reviewed 3 March 2011

Malye Karely is an open-air museum of old russian wooden architecture, some 20-25km away from the center of Arkhangelsk. Interesting place to walk around a while before going to eat in restaurant nearby. There were lots of locals visiting the place and some performers in...More

4  Thank JoonasH
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

worth visiting to understand pre-revolutionary north Russian village. interesting collection of wooden architecture (churches and estates) are taken to one place; it helps to realise this region was outside feudalism and quite rich - interesting for history lovers

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Reviewed 12 July 2018

Went to the open air museum with our cruise ship tour and enjoyed the park. We had an English speaking guide who was easy to understand and full of information about the historic buildings located in the park. Could have spent a lot of time...More

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 11 July 2018

The traditional wooden architecture and design collected in this open air museum is fascinating. Witnessing this place during winter creates a truly strong impression, as it help us to understand how climate and weather conditions shape culture, history and traditions.

Thank Irene D
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

I was brought here by our client on a rainy afternoon, the museum is huge, and in the middle of the forest, so it can be cold in winter and spring, while mosquitoes in summer. the museum has lots of wooden houses, towers and building....More

Thank ricky v
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

This place is well worth a visit. The restored wooden buildings provide a fascinating insight into lifestyles of the communities who lived in the area years go. Great fun for the kids too!

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Reviewed 13 April 2017

I was lead back in time with an excellant tour guide who answered all our groups questions. This is one of the finest exsamples of restoration and preservation of living. And there is so much more I didn't see that makes me want to return...

Thank Doug_Reighley
Reviewed 28 March 2017

This tourist attraction provides not only the beautiful landscapes but also the northern cuisine,guided excursions. You may even participate in the festival, ride the horse sledge. In some museum's rooms or houses you may observe the style of life of northern peasants and merchants. Don't...More

Thank Julianik77
Reviewed 8 March 2017

It is a nice village of authentic korelean hourses, windmills and impressive churches on a huge area. It took us around an hour to explore. It really made our day.

Thank AlexChubis
Reviewed 30 October 2016

It really depends on your interest. It is an incredible museum, with unique structures and landscape. Unfortunately, if you go on your own most of it is only in Russian. But, they have people in the more important buildings to explain their importance and how...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Even though I live in Arkhangelsk for over 20 years, but regularly-at least twice a year to visit family and this wonderful place! Nature, fresh air, beauty, great holidays and excursions.

1  Thank Дмитрий Ю
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