Museum of Folk Architecture in Sanok

  ul. Rybickiego 3, Sanok      (+48) 13 463 16 72     31 Aug 2023
Sanok's open-air ethnographic museum (skansen) is the largest such folk park in Poland and the second-largest in Europe at 38 hectares. Over 150 wooden structures dating from the 17th-20th centuries have been collected here, preserving important heritage sites and cultural treasures that may otherwise have been lost. They include everything from rustic residential dwellings, sacral buildings, barns, roadside shrines, schools, taverns, fire stations, mills, even beehives, and most recently a replica of a 18th-century wooden synagogue from Połaniec.

Established in 1958, the park was first opened in 1966 and has grown ever since. Close attention is paid to the layout of the objects, which are divided into ethnographic sectors, creating the effect of passing through separate Lemko, Boyko, Pogorzan and Dolinian villages, as well as a Galician town marketplace. As such, it's an incredible place to visit for anyone interested in any of Podkarpackie's ethnic cultures, or Polish folk traditions from bygone days. Visitors are able to stroll freely around the vast area of the museum and even enter many of the structures, which are filled with further artefacts and period furnishings. Extensive exhibits of folk attire and religious iconography can also be seen here, and they also organise workshops and special events like antique markets; there's even a traditional bakery where you can get a bite to eat. Guided tours can also be pre-arranged in various languages. 


Open 08:00-18:00. Mon 08:00-12:00.

Price/Additional Info

27/17zł, kids under 7 free admission, Mondays 09:00-12:00 free admission


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