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«The era of knights»

27-28 May 2017 The opportunity to travel back in time and to plunge into the history of Western European and Belarusian Middle...

April Fools’ Day

1 April 2017 International April Fools’ Day is a holiday of laugh, playfulness and funny pranks.


Bird has become a symbol of spring for many people so it plays an essential role when celebrating a traditional holiday “Hukannie...

Photo report «Ritual event «Hukannie viasny»

18 March 2017 from 13:00 to 15:00 «Hukannie viasny» (Spring calling) is a spring welcoming festival!

Photo report «Folk open-air event «Maslienica»

25 February 2017 from 12:00 to 16:00

Film shooting on the territory of the museum!

Film shooting on the territory of the museum!

«Through centuries, through years… Remember!»

9 May 2017 we suggest you to remember together those who passed away during World War II and to honor surviving witnesses and...

belarusian skansen

Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Lifestyle is an open-air museum or in other words a skansen museum. This term presupposes collecting relics of the past that are of historical and cultural value and exhibiting them out-of-doors in natural surroundings. Regional and local peculiarities gathered together in one place are demonstrating traditional folk culture of our country. Belarusian skansen has an ethnographic profile and is an object of republican importance. Landscape is a vital element in creating an exposition zone in the open-air museum.

Belarusian skansen is rather young in comparison with other museums of such kind. The idea of creating an open-air museum of folk architecture and rural lifestyle in our country first arose in 1908. It came up to a well-known Belarusian artist Ferdynand Ruszczyc but World War I and World War II made it impossible to get the idea off the ground.

Aziarco village, Minsk region