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”.
- There is no other place better than the Kizhi Island in winter! // February 19
If you have never been to the Kizhi Island in this time of year, then you have never seen the fascinating beauty of winter in Russia.
Kizhi Museum presents new tourist winter programs from January,12 to April, 30, 2015.
During this season, visitors will find the exceptional charm of the Kizhi Island all covered with snow, and enjoy the quiet fascination of the Karelian winter.
Meet the inimitable beauty of this unique place!
- Festival “Transfiguration”. Photo reports in the Kizhi gallery // September 02
New photo albums dedicated to the “Transfiguration” festival have appeared in the Kizhi gallery: the Feast of the Transfiguration and the Creative session of bell ringers. One can trace back the chronicle of the passed feast days, see the faces of the guests and workers of the Kizhi museum and watch the emotions of bell ringers — participants of the “Revival of the lost traditions of the Russian North.Bell score of the Kizhi Parish” project with the photos made by Oleg Semenenko.
- 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.
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, 185035.
Fax: (8142) 79-98-99 — Petrozavodsk.
Press service: firstname.lastname@example.org, (8142) 79-98-73.
Web site: kizhi.karelia.ru.