Museum of Old Folk Crafts and Technologies
This is a warm, cute and green place which will take you to the world of the Belarusian folk traditions. Workshops of the pottery, smithy, carpentry, weaving from straw, linen thread, vine, as well as workshop of beekeeping and many others are the main part of the complex. There you'll meet the masters who will show you the crafting process and some of them will take you as an assistant for a while! An old mill with miller's house, stable for horses and domestic animals will reinforce your impression of country side. At the brandy kitchen you will taste traditional Belarusian strong drink, then bread made in the oven at the bakery, cheese made from the milk of local cows. . . For sure, you would like to stay here longer! Just to breathe fresh air at countryside, just enjoy the Nature and the natural items, just to touch the roots of the ancient culture. The cafe with Belarusian national cuisine and little hotels will warmly open their doors for you, if you are ready to stay there more than just for a tour.
Pick up at your hotel in Minsk (for free) or at the airport (at a cost)
Way to the museum (45 min). During the way you'll get to know the exciting history of the creation of the museum.
Visiting the workshops and contacting the handicraftsmen, visiting farm and the stable, visiting the old mill with its good hostess. . .
Also, you'll have time for a lunch in the local cafe or to to choose something at the big fair of souvenirs.
If you'll not be ready to stay forever in the beautiful countryside, we'll bring you back to Minsk then)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Minsk City hall (Ploshcha Svabody 2А, the very centre of the city) or any other place in Minsk well-known for you.
End location: End location: Minsk City hall or any other place in Minsk well-known for you.
Duration: 5 hours
we will need car to reach the museum, than we will walk visiting workshops
tour-guiding at the way and inside of the museum, hired car with a driver.
Please note: Due to OFAC sanctions against my country, 100% of the tour cost is payable in cash to me at the start of the tour. Also, due to local laws, payment must be in our local currency, Belarusian New Rubles (BYN). If you have any questions about this, do not hesitate into contact me through "Ask a Question."
enterance tickets: 9 EUR per an adult person, 5.3 EUR per a child; children under 7 years old are welcomed for free.
I'm not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or arrange a car/a driver for you (the prices depend on this). Note! A separate driver is another one local person who can tell you something interesting about the country!