Kizhi State Open-Air Museum of History, Architecture and Ethnoghraphy

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.

Exhibitions and events

Kizhi Architectural Ensemble

Permanent exhibition

The main exhibition on Kizhi Island represents rich culture of the Russians, Karelians and Vepsians of the XIX century. The collection comprises 82 wooden architecture monuments dates from XV to XX...

Educational programs

Summer University on Kizhi Island


What Summer University on Kizhi Island is: a socio-cultural, museum and an educational project aimed at "education culture" of youth and adults, the formation of a specialist of the XXI century as a...

The educational and training center on wooden architecture conservation


The educational and training center on wooden architecture conservation of the “Kizhi” museum invites you to learn the secrets of Zaonezhie hereditary restorers’ skill The educational and...

Summer school on Kizhi Island


Summer school is a project that has been running since 1993. Every summer school groups  come to Kizhi with a project activity for a 5 day-programme filled with guided tours around Kizhi island,...


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