CHERNIVTSI REGIONAL MUSEUM OF FOLK ARCHITECTURE AND EVERYDAY LIFE
Year established: 1977
Location: Svitlovodska st. 2
Opening hours: 9:00 - 17:00
This museum is one of the few in Ukraine. Similar museums exist in Kyiv, Lviv, Pereyaslav-Khmelnytskiy, Uzhgorod and Ivano-Frankivsk (near Halych).
At the time the museum has two display areas, Khotynshchyna ("Khotyn area” – Sokyryany, Khotyn and a part of Novoselytsya districts) and Zakhidne Podnistrovya ("Western Dnister side” – Zastavna and a part of Novoselytsya districts). The area of 9,379 hectares allocate 33 restored typical buildings of the old Bukovynian village from early XIX – mid XX centuries (houses, rooms, henhouses, wells, horse barns, root cellar, windmills, blacksmith shop, church with bell tower, etc.). Most structures are located at arranged households. Accurately restored indoor scenes confer authentic features to the buildings.
The museum funds have 8060 items including folk wearings, clothes, peasant labour instruments and household items, furniture, dishes, crafts, printed media, photographs, etc. The museum arranged dozens of permanent and mobile exhibitions, in particular "Decorative and Applied Arts of Bukovyna”, "Traditional Bukovynian Costume”, "Bukovynian Carpets”, "Bukovynian Woven Belts”, "Bukovynian Embrodery”, "Beads in Folk Costumes”, "Bukovynian Leather”, "Bukovynian Pottery and Wooden Dishes”, "Bukovynian Box”, "Bukovynian Pysanka”, "Folk Musical Instruments”, "Relilgious Paintings in Bukovyna” and others.
GALLERY (click photos to enlarge)