The Kizhi Museum is one of the largest open air museums in Russia. This unique historical, cultural and natural complex is a particularly valuable object of cultural heritage of the peoples of Russia. The basis of the museum collection – the Kizhi Ensemble – is the UNESCO World cultural and natural heritage site. Restoration of the Kizhi monuments is being carried out “in front of the world”.
- New Kizhi Museum routes // June 26
In 2014 the Kizhi Museum tour package was substantially updated and expanded. From now tours around Kizhi Island, which include Kizhi Pogost and pieces of wooden architecture beside the architectural ensemble also cover other monuments situated on the Island. Museum routes are adapted for various groups of tourists. There is a shortcut tour (for slow groups) and tours for those wishing to combine aesthetical impressions and healthy active leisure. Also the Museum developed thematic tours that meet the needs of people with different preferences: tours of the most beautiful Kizhi Island views, tours allowing listen to old tunes, try the local cuisine, interactive tours with the opportunity to participate in various workshops.
- The photo report on the restoration of the Transfiguration Church in 2013 was published // February 28
They complemented the photo report on the restoration of the Church of the Transfiguration at the Kizhi Museum web site. There were some photos added representing the works performed in spring, summer and autumn of 2013 and those made during the installation of the 16-meter log into the refectory wall.
- Winter travel programs on Kizhi Island // February 12
Tourists will see a surprisingly beautiful snow-covered island, enjoy the silence and harmony of Karelian winter and make an excursion “Traditional culture of the Russians of Zaonezhie”. Depending on the chosen program visitors get acquainted with traditions of tea-drinking in peasant’s house, see the unique process of restoration of the Transfiguration Church in the Restoration Centre, and take a part in the folk games and street amusements. An exclusive program of two-day stay on Kizhi Island includes all parts of the winter programs.
Federal State Budget Institution “Kizhi State Open Air Museum of History, Architecture and Ethnography”.
Republic of Karelia, Medvezhiegorsk region, Kizhi Island.
Postal address: 10a, Kirov sq., Petrozavodsk, Republic of Karelia, Russia, 185000.
Phone: (8142) 76-70-91 — Petrozavodsk, (8142) 53-57-22 — excursion department on Kizhi Island.
Fax: (8142) 79-98-99 — Petrozavodsk.
Press service: email@example.com, (8142) 78-35-91.
Web site: kizhi.karelia.ru.