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”.

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The photo report on the restoration of the Transfiguration Church in 2013 was published // February 28
The photo report on the restoration of the Transfiguration Church in 2013 was published

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
Winter travel programs on Kizhi Island

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.

The report on the conservation state of the Kizhi Pogost monuments in 2013 has been published // February 05
The report on the conservation state of the Kizhi Pogost monuments in 2013 has been published

The annual expanded report on the activities of the Kizhi Museum on conservation of the World Heritage Site “Kizhi Pogost” in 2013 has been published on the museum web site.

Contact information

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.

E-mail: museum@kizhi.karelia.ru.

Press service: press@kizhi.karelia.ru, (8142) 78-35-91.

Web site: kizhi.karelia.ru.

Visiting the museum on Kizhi IslandHow to get to the island of Kizhi. Where to stay. Price list, schedule, map.
The Museum in the City of PetrozavodskExhibition halls in the capital of Karelia, an excursion route, programs for children.
Architectural monumentsCatalog of monuments of wooden architecture of Kizhi Island and the Kizhi Necklace.
GalleryPhotos, videos, drawings dedicated to Kizhi Island.
Museum collections (rus)Catalogs of items from the museum funds.
E-libraryPublications about the Kizhi Museum: scientific and popular scientific literature.
Newspaper “Kizhi” (rus)The first museum newspaper of Karelia. Complete electronic archive.
Traditional craftsVideo catalog of traditional crafts, farming and carpentry.
Nature of Kizhi skerries (rus)Plants, animals and valuable natural features.
Villages of Kizhi VolostHistorical settlements around Kizhi Island. Map of Kizhi Volost.
Field guide of museum items (rus)Joint electronic thematic illustrated catalog.
Archaeological heritageCatalog of archaeological monuments of Kizhi Island surroundings.
Kizhi virtual toursInteractive multimedia games and trips.
For specialists About the Kizhi Museum activity on cultural heritage conservation.
E-shop (rus)Kizhi souvenirs for home delivery.
Kizhi mapAll monuments, historical villages and guest houses in a single map.
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