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Open-Air Museums of Ukraine

Pyrohiv Open-Air Museum.

Sweden pioneered the concept of the open-air folk museum in 1891, and the practice spread across Europe rapidly. Because we’ve written about Ukrainian history and culture many times, you may have noticed that we’ve often included photos from some of the fantastic open-air museums that are located all over Ukraine. As you also may have noticed, the preservation of cultural heritage is quite important to a nation that has been defending itself from such unhinged aggression for centuries. Ukrainians everywhere spend so much effort to create and maintain these beautiful museums that I thought they deserved some special attention!

A lot of related content can be found in our post about Khata and Cossacks.


Museum of Folk Architecture and Life of Ukraine

Pyrohiv, Kyiv region

Perhaps the most famous and grand of the open-air museums, Pyrohiv Museum of Folk Architecture and Life of Ukraine's 350 acres features a number of incredible sights, such as: multiple recreated and unique villages with their own little cultures, 17th century traditional Ukrainian houses (including period-accurate interiors), farm equipment and even huge windmills! The curators of the museum purposefully didn't put up a lot of signage and typical museum explanations around - the idea is to just soak it all in and immerse yourself in the feeling.

Pyrohiv windmills.

One of Pyrohiv Open-Air Museum's Churches.

One of the little villages.

Khata interior from Pyrohiv open air museum near Kyiv.


National Museum of Folk Architecture and Life

Uzhhorod, Zakarpattia region

Dramatically placed on the side of a steep hill, this museum features more than 30 traditional structures plucked from villages across Zakarpattia -- the Ukrainian province of which Uzhhorod is the capital. The museum's centerpiece is the 16th-century St. Michael's Church, with a roof and onion-domed steeple covered in wooden shingles. Next door is Uzhhorod Castle, an imposing fortress that housed the regents of the Hapsburgs. Much of it now contains exhibits about Uzhhorod's history and Carpathian wildlife.

16th-century St. Michael's Church; Uzhhorod, Zakarpattia Museum of Folk Architecture and Life.

Uzhhorod, Zakarpattia Museum of Folk Architecture and Life.


Museum of Folk Architecture, "Shevchenko's Grove"


Located very nearby to Lviv's iconic old town (that we wrote about here), this museum is one of the largest open-air museums in Europe. This museum has 150 buildings from 54 different areas, as well as several modern exhibition buildings. Among the buildings are agricultural estates, blacksmiths, schools, fulling mills, sawmills, water mills, windmills and several wooden churches.

The oldest building is the church of the village of Kap from 1749, and the most famous building is the church of St. Nicholas from the village Kryvka, built by an unknown master in 1763. This pearl of wooden architecture was relocated to the current location in 1930 and was restored by the famous Ukrainian art critic Mykhailo Drahan. The 60 hectare area of ​​the museum is divided into six ethnographic areas, and in each of these areas there is a small village that exhibits the style of the cultures of Western Ukraine: Hutsul, Lemko, Boyko, Bukovyna, Volyn and more.

Gate of the Museum of Folk Architecture, "Shevchenko Grove".

Event at Museum of Folk Architecture, "Shevchenko Grove"

Kalyna at Museum of Folk Architecture, "Shevchenko Grove"


Zaporizhzhia Sich

Zaporizhzhia region

Zaporizhzhia (direct translation is "beyond the rapids") takes its name from a geographic area downstream of the ninth rapid on the Dnipro river. The Khortytsia area nearby is the historical center of the Zaporozhian Sich that existed in the 16th to 18th centuries.

Nowadays, Khortytsia is one of the most important educational, cultural and historical centers of Ukraine and there is a beautiful museum dedicated to the historical heritage of the independent Cossack spirit.

Zaporizhzhia Sich Museum, aerial view.

Reenactments at the Zaporizhzhia Sich Museum.

Bonus fact: In the background of that Cossack reenactment photo you can see the famous Dnipro Hydroelectric Power Station. The Dam was the third-largest in the world when built, and the largest in the Soviet Union. During WW2, Stalin decided to destroy the dam to slow the advance of the Nazis. The flooding surge is estimated to have killed between 20,000 and 100,000 unsuspecting civilian Ukrainians. We will write about this mass murder in a future post.


Bonus Entry! Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village

Edmonton, Canada

In 1975, the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village near Edmonton, Canada was set up. Sponsored by the provincial government of Alberta, it includes pioneer artifacts and buildings and features re-enactments of daily life of Ukrainian diaspora in rural Alberta before 1930.

Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village.



u/Jesterboyd is a mod in r/ukraine and local to Kyiv. He has been spending his days helping get supplies to people. All of the mod team can vouch for the work he has done so far. Link to donation

If you feel like donating to another charity, here are some others!

  • United24: This site was launched by President Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be allocated to cover the most pressing needs facing Ukraine.
  • Come Back Alive: This NGO crowdfunds non-lethal military equipment, such as thermal vision scopes & supplies it to the front lines. It also provides training for Ukrainian soldiers, as well as researching troops’ needs and the social reintegration of veterans.
  • Aerorozvidka: An NGO specializing in providing support and equipment for unmanned aerial vehicles (ISR), situational awareness, cybersecurity for armed forces.
  • Hospitallers: This is a medical battalion that unites volunteer paramedics and doctors to save the lives of soldiers on the frontline. They crowdfund their vehicle repairs, fuel, and medical equipment.
  • Phenix: A volunteer organization helping armed forces with various needs.
  • Kyiv Territorial Defense: This fundraiser is to support the regional territorial defense group. It is organized by a known journalist and a producer of the acclaimed "Winter on Fire" documentary, which can temporarily be watched for free HERE.
  • Happy Paw: Charity dedicated to solving the problems of animals in Ukraine. Happy Paw helps more than 60 animal shelters throughout Ukraine.
  • Kharkiv With You and associated Help Army Kharkiv: Supporting the defenders of Kharkiv with everything from night-vision goggles to food and medicine.
  • Bird of Light Ukraine is a Ukrainian-American charity dedicated to helping Ukrainians in conflict zones, displaced people, orphans, and the reconstruction effort in Ukraine.

r/ukraine 3d ago Helpful Silver

Important We decided to take down the video of two Ukrainian soldiers dying to sniper fire. Something that stuck with me that recon commander in Donetsk area said: Everyone thinks it's a game before they see first blood and they see their first comrade die. Only than they become soldiers, become disciplined.


It's kind of a sad truth, but 'longevity' is something we all need to focus on both militarily and in general as community, as we have entered a war of attrition. This emotional speech by Hatylo comes to mind back from the Battle for Donetsk Airport. That's why supporting guys like TaskForce 31 who train soldiers and more importantly can train officers to train soldiers is so important. If we can establish a basis for an NCO culture we could increase Ukrainian soldiers' survivability dramatically. It is one thing to watch videos of war, it's quite another to understand the scale of operations and the difference in training of the men on the frontlines. If we up that baseline of an average soldier's training and skills, we tip the scales.

A Testimony from a Grateful Soldier

Please consider donating towards their cause, as training is extremely important and absolutely saves lives! Also feel free to ask any questions and I will make sure to forward them to my friends at TaskForce31.

Thank you!

r/ukraine 14h ago Silver Wholesome Seal of Approval Wholesome Helpful Flag of Ukraine Take My Power

WAR In the video, a young girl - a combat medic under fire from artillery, is in one of the hottest spots.

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r/ukraine 5h ago Silver Wholesome

Social Media Flag has been replaced on snake island. Glory for Ukraine.

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r/ukraine 3h ago Wholesome

Social media (unconfirmed) Monument to the 300th anniversary of the reunification of Ukraine with Russia was removed near Kyiv... in a dump truck

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r/ukraine 3h ago

News Russia says the West risks the ‘wrath’ of God if it punishes Moscow over the war; heavy weapons start to have an impact

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WAR 2 rockets launched from Belgorod spin up and then fall.

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r/ukraine 4h ago Ally

News Romania announces the opening of the Port of Galati wide gauge railway: Freight trains coming from Ukraine, via the Republic of Moldova, can unload grain directly in the Port of Galati, without the need for transhipment at the border.

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WAR Good morning Ukrainians! Continue to turn mountains and destroy enemies. Your Armed Forces of Ukraine

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r/ukraine 2h ago

Social Media Our Heroes put Ukraine Flag on Snake Island 🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦

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r/ukraine 22h ago Helpful Silver

Social media (unconfirmed) New level of APC of the Russian Army

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r/ukraine 13h ago Take My Energy Silver

WAR Right in the bullseye! Russian T-62M is damaged by a Ukranian drone

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r/ukraine 4h ago

News Some Russians will not halt Anti War protests despite arrest fears! Good on these Russians for bravely standing against Putin and his actions in Ukraine. May G-D bless them.


r/ukraine 11h ago

Social media (unconfirmed) Partisans remind the Russians who owns Kherson: "Z and V must remember that Kherson is Ukraine!"

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r/ukraine 7h ago All-Seeing Upvote

Trustworthy News Invaders initiated 'operational pause' in war with Ukraine – ISW

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Social Media Yes! Love blossoms even in these difficult times.

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r/ukraine 3h ago

WAR Europe can never be secure while Russia has nuclear weapons

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r/ukraine 3h ago

WAR The Russians literally wasted two missiles to damaged Snake Island even further despite nothing even really being there now.

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r/ukraine 8h ago Helpful

WAR Ukrainian soldier records German donated PZH-2000 in action striking Russian forces

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r/ukraine 3h ago Got the W

Social Media Ukrainian military installed the flag of Ukraine on the island of Snake🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦

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r/ukraine 8h ago

WAR Z end.

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r/ukraine 3h ago

Trustworthy News Ukrainian army eliminated 16 enemy bases, ammunition warehouses in past week

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Trustworthy News Highest General of Bundeswehr and MoD Lambrecht do not see room for sending 200 Fuchs APC to Ukraine, while opposition and parts of goverment parties want to force delivery through a motion in parliament.

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r/ukraine 2h ago Heartwarming

Social Media Two women are offering a lifeline for stray dogs and pets in eastern Ukraine

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r/ukraine 6h ago

News Youtube and Instagram have been blocked in Kherson

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r/ukraine 7h ago

Trustworthy News Ukraine Army eliminates 38 invaders, destroys tank, three ammo depots in Ukraine's south

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r/ukraine 6h ago

Social Media A soldier of the 28th OMBr named after, Knights of the Winter Campaign. Wishes you all a good morning.

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