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Shevchenkivskyi Hai Park Museum in Lviv

Experience one of Europe's largest open-air museums, with colorful festivals and folk fairs galore


Last updated: by Olha Savych
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Shevchenkivskyi Hai in Lviv is a picturesque open-air living museum (Skansen) showcasing folk architecture and life. The neat heritage village numbers over a hundred beautiful monuments, including a historical 18th-century church, an old school, an oil mill, and dozens of huts, packed with folk art, musical instruments, and other elements of the contemporary routine. The displays feature the elements of local residents, as well as other ethnographic groups from across the west of Ukraine.

Shevchenkivskyi Hai Park Museum operates daily from 9 or 10 am to 6 pm and can be explored on a guided excursion in different languages. As a living museum, it also offers workshops on ancient crafts, like straw weaving, oil squeezing, baking bread, blacksmithing, or playing folk musical instruments. Another bonus is Skansen's cozy location on picturesque slopes of the landscape park "Demolition," favored for enjoyable strolls, picnics, and wedding photos.

Still, the best way to experience Shevchenkivskyi Hai must be during one of its folk festivals. Check this place at Christmas to witness caroling and Nativity plays, or opt for Easter for its vibrant haiivky festivities. Additionally, the museum hosts dozens of folk fairs and various delightful celebrations.

You can find the full schedule of events held at Shevchenkivskyi Hai as well as other essential for visitors information on the park museum's official website or Facebook, mentioned in our External Resources below. Also, for your convenience, you can consider booking a stay nearby from the accommodations map, featuring available options.

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