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Uzhgorod skansen

🕒 Date of last update of the article: 16.02.2024 at 5:54 p.m   |  🖋 Author: Viktor Shatrov

In the shadow of the castle walls Uzhgorod fortress is a unique museum-skansen. During the 1960s and 1970s, two dozen wooden buildings dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries were moved from the villages of the Transcarpathian region to the museum. This is one of the first open-air museums or skansens in Ukraine. It was opened on 27 June 1970. The museum is designed not only as an “exhibition of achievements” of folk architecture Transcarpathian, but also as a small independent village.

Ужгородський скансен

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A brief overview

🗺 Location N48°37′15″ E22°18′21″
🔰 Founded 1965
🏘 Opening date June 27, 1970
🏛 Number of exhibits About 15,000
🧭 Distance from the center of Uzhgorod Near
🚙 Road for Car, on foot
🏕 Stop with a tent No
🏡 Housing nearby Uzhgorod
☕ Cafes and shops Uzhgorod

Description of the Museum of Folk Architecture and Life in Uzhgorod

On the area of four hectares, there are samples of the dwellings of Transcarpathians from lowland and foothill regions – the valley dwellers, Hungarian and Romanian population of the region. The dwellings of the mountain inhabitants of Transcarpathia: Boikos, Lemkos and Hutsuls, as well as some technical (water-powered mill, water mill, cloth mill, forge) and public buildings (church, school, tavern), as well as small architectural forms (well, beehives, fences). The interior of each hut is recreated in detail. In total, the museum has more than 15,000 exhibits.

The most valuable residential buildings in the museum include the following:

  • a house from the village of Yasinia Keveliva built in the middle of the eighteenth century from large ash logs split in half;
  • a Hutsul hailstorm of the mid-nineteenth century, which researchers found in the village of Stebnyi, Rakhiv district;
  • an eighteenth-century house from the village of Tybava, Mukachevo district, which is known for the fact that the founder of Bulgarian studies, Yuriy Ivanovich Hutsa-Venelin, was most likely born there;
  • a wooden inn of the XIX century, which operated in the village of Verkhniy Bystryi, Khust district.

The pearl of the museum’s exposition is a wooden church from the village of Shelestova, which was dedicated to the Archangel Michael and built in the Baroque tent style in 1777. This example of sacred architecture has been moved from place to place twice in its history. In 1927, the church was moved to Mukachevo, and in 1974, he joined the Uzhgorod Skansen.

Uzhgorod Skansen is one of the most interesting and beautiful museums in our region. It recreates the atmosphere of a traditional Transcarpathian village. If you visit the museum in spring, you will stroll through the blooming garden, in summer you will see ripe tomatoes in the well-kept beds and smell freshly cut hay, see lambs walking carefree around the museum. In autumn, you can enjoy the ripeness of plums and apples in the skansen. At each hut, you will be greeted by a museum worker – a woman whose caring hands maintain an atmosphere of warmth and comfort.

The museum is located at 33a Kapitulna Street, Uzhgorod. Its doors are open to visitors every day except Tuesday from 10.00 to 18.00.

How to get to the Transcarpathian Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life in the open air

 Walking route

🔰 Start From Uzhgorod Castle
🚶 Walking distance (via Kapitulna Street) 170 meters
🕒 Approximate time 2 minutes
⬆ Rise Mostly without ups and downs

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Tours and excursions

middle-class castle
1 day (7 hours)
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Міні-скульптура «Карпатія»
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climbing the hoverla
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blue lagoon
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excursion to kolochava
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middle-class castle
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nature synevir
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voivodship waterfall
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uzhan valley
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тур в закарпаття на вихідні
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тур похід
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bicycle tour of uzhgorod
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excursion to the night city of uzhgorod
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street of Karpatska Ukraina, 98, Uzhgorod
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«Світ Велетнів» в центрі Ужгорода
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Bicycle rental "Velofan" in Uzhgorod
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Віктор Шатров

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He was born and lived all his life in Uzhhorod. He graduated with a gold medal from Uzhhorod School No. 1 named after Taras Shevchenko (now Uzhhorod Lyceum named after Taras Shevchenko). He studied at the History Department of UzhNU, graduating with honours in 2009. He worked as a senior researcher at the Transcarpathian Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, a lecturer at the East European Slavic University.