The Museum of the Wooden Architecture and Peasant Life in Suzdal (Музей деревянного зодчества и крестьянского быта в Суздале)

The Museum of Wooden Architecture and Peasant Life in Suzdal is truly unique. Due to various reasons, no samples of ancient wooden architecture remained in Suzdal. In order to correct this situation, an unusual decision was made. 50 years ago ancient wooden constructions from villages in the Vladimir region were brought to the outskirts of Suzdal. They formed a small village, which recreated the architectural appearance of the Russian village, typical for the 17-19th centuries.

The traditional russian village in Suzdal

The most interesting buildings in the village are the Transfiguration Church with its cupola decorated with wooden scales, the Resurrection Church built without a single nail, 18th-century windmills, barns and various agriculture buildings, including a weaving room.

The museum presents houses of affluent and ordinary peasants typical for the late 18th – early 19th centuries. Rustic and unremarkable interiors are recreated and working tools, utensils, and various old handicrafts are exhibited there.

Every year, the museum merrily celebrates Maslenitsa (Butter Week), by arranging folk festivals with folklore groups participating. In summer, the Cucumber Festival and the Folk Crafts Festival are organized.

Open hours and price

April, 26th – May, 31st

Daily from 9 to 19

Ticket office from 9 to 18.30

June, 1st – August, 31st

Daily from 9 to 21

Ticket office from 9 to 20.30

Day off – the last Wednesday of June, July, and August

September, 1st – April, 26th

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday – Sunday – from 9 to 16

Ticket office from 9 to 15.30

Day off – Wednesday, and the last Tuesday of each month (from September to April)

Ticket price 350 rubles

How to get to the Museum of Wooden Architecture and Peasant Life

Vladimir Region, Suzdal, Pushkarskaya Ulitsa, 27B

In the Russian language – Суздаль, Пушкарская ул., 27Б


Museum of the Wooden Architecture and Peasant Life website in the Russian language


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