National Museum of Folk Architecture and Life of Ukraine
The Museum of Folk Architecture and Life of Ukraine is a unique open-air museum located on the southern outskirts of Kyiv, next to the ancient Holosiiv forest and the historic village of Pirohiv. This is the largest open-air museum in Europe and the most complete ethnographic collection of Ukraine, the total area of which is more than 131 hectares. The museum perfectly fits into picturesque landscapes that complement the historical environment of different regions of Ukraine. Here you can find unique monuments of folk architecture, dating from the 16th-20th centuries, which preserve national culture.
The museum was founded on February 6, 1969 at the initiative of the public and the Ukrainian Society for the Protection of Historical and Cultural Monuments. Now the museum is an important historical and cultural center of Ukraine, which researches and preserves material and spiritual heritage, and provides patriotic education of the nation. Various events are held on the museum territory, which help preserve the history of Ukraine and expand knowledge about it.