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Museum of Wooden Architecture Kostroma Sloboda photo

At the walls of the Ipatiev monastery you can see a curious place, the wooden architecture museum called Kostroma Sloboda. There had been moved there wooden churches, residential houses and outhouses from nearby villages.

Museum of Wooden Architecture Kostroma Sloboda was created in 1955, when they began to bring to the walls of the Ipatiev monastery the most interesting items of the Russian wooden architecture. At the entrance to the museum there is a pond where you can have a boat ride, and on its bank you can see a beautiful tiered church of the Virgin Mary from the village Kholm dating back to 1552. You can see a wooden church of about the same age, that of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary (1539) at the Vitoslavitsy museum in Novgorod the Great.

The other exhibits, mainly izbas (log huts) of 16-18 centuries, are placed along the main street of the Kostroma Sloboda. There you can see both the izbas of well-to-do peasants and merchants, and the simplest peasant izbas – all in all 28 houses and structures. You can see the interiors of residential spaces and outhouses.

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All-Merciful Savior church of 1712 from the village Fominskoye at the Kostromskaya Sloboda museum
Peasant houses of the 19 century on a street of the Kostromskaya Sloboda museum
House of the well-to-do peasant-timber merchant Serov from the village Mytishchi of Kostroma region, 1873
Dining-room in the house of the rich peasant Serov from the village Mytishchi
Bed and the stairs to the stove in a peasant izba at the Kostromskaya Sloboda museum
Upper room in the house of the rich peasant Serov from Mytishchi
House of Lipatov from Zhuravlevo at the Kostromskaya Sloboda museum, 1854
House of the poor peasant Lokhova from Vashkino of Nizhniy Novgorod region, 19 century 
Main room (both kitchen and living space) in a poor peasant house at the Kostromskaya Sloboda museum
House of the middle-class peasant Tarasov from Mikhino of Vokhomskiy district, 19 century, in museum Kostromskaya sloboda
Main room in the house of a middle-class peasant at Kostromskaya Sloboda museum
Main room in the house of a middle-class peasant at Kostromskaya Sloboda museum
Hut on Chicken Legs at the entrance to the fairy-tales park at the Kostromskaya Sloboda museum
Stupa and broom of Baba-Yaga at the Far Off Lands park of the Kostromskaya Sloboda museum 
Three-headed dragon carved out of a single tree at the Far Off Lands park of the Kostromskaya Sloboda museum
Various fairy-tale characters shaped out of wood at the Far Off Lands park of the Kostromskaya Sloboda museum
Birch grove at the Kostromskaya Sloboda museum
All-Merciful Savior church of 1712 from the village Fominskoye at the Kostromskaya Sloboda museum
All-Merciful Savior church of the Kostromskaya Sloboda museum is put among cellular churches spread in the north of Russia
All-Merciful Savior church is on the shore of the pond at the Kostromskaya Sloboda museum
Chapel of the 18 century from the village Bolshoye Tokarevo at Kostromskaya Sloboda museum
House of the peasant Tsipelev from the village Aristikha at the Kostromskaya Sloboda museum, 19 century
Upper room in the house of the peasant Tsipelev from the village Aristikha at the Kostromskaya Sloboda museum
Kitchen in the house of the peasant Tsipelev from the village Aristikha at the Kostromskaya Sloboda museum
Draw well at the Kostromskaya Sloboda museum
Wooden peasant houses at the Kostromskaya Sloboda museum
Stone commemorating the restoration of the Kostromskaya Sloboda museum in 2008
Pond at the Kostromskaya Sloboda museum