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”.
- 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.
- Exhibition “I swaddled in infantees, I wrapped in belts” (December 27, 2013 — March 30, 2014) // December 30
The exhibition is dedicated to the Olonets province maternity and childcare culture in the late XIX century. The visitors will get to know what where the baby's first toys 150 years ago, get acquainted with the birthing rituals, the customs of baby names choice, the traditions of dealing with guardian spirits protecting the baby's wellbeing. Our visitors will learn the methods of swaddling , will be offered to have a rest in a rocking chair and listen to the lullaby, and also to watch the film about traditional children's games.
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.