Vileika Museum of Local Lore description and photos - Belarus: Vileika. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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Vileika Museum of Local Lore is relatively young. It was founded on July 30, 1982. Initially, the museum was given the name "Vileika Museum of History and Local Lore". The first museum exposition was opened on May 7, 1985.
Despite its youth, the museum has collected a large collection of very rare and unusual items. It displays a collection of items from archaeological excavations in burial mounds: ancient flint knives of the Stone Age era, female Slavic temple rings. Now the museum collection numbers more than 25 thousand exhibits.
The museum exposition reflects the periods of the city's history from ancient times to the middle of the 20th century and is divided into sections: "Time", "Origins", "Home", "School", "Suffering", "Vileika".
Since January 1, 2005, the name of the museum has changed. Now it is called the Vileika Museum of Local Lore. The museum has a very large ethnographic collection, collected in the section called "Vileika Hutka". This is a corner of a traditional Belarusian hut, furnished with traditional hand-made furniture, embroidered tablecloths and towels, ceramic dishes, wicker baskets and other interesting utensils.
The museum hosts folk art festivals where locals and tourists can get acquainted with crafts, national costumes, musical instruments, songs, dances. Recently, traditional Slavic Belarusian weddings have been arranged here. Such weddings are very successful, because local historians know all national traditions and customs, including those related to the wedding ceremony.
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