Museum of the History of Agriculture in Volhynia
|place||Rokyni, Volyn Oblast, Ukraine|
open air museum
|opening||1979, open-air section 1989–1991|
The museum opened in 1979. In the late 1980s, the museum director Olexandr Seredjuk decided to expand the museum with an open-air section. The museum operates an almost self-sustaining economy with a closed economic cycle. Employees sleep in the houses and take care of the agriculture. Visitors are invited to take part in agricultural work. In 1889–1991, twelve historic buildings, including a farmhouse with stables , a barn , a windmill and a well, were transferred to the museum. A wooden chapel was reconstructed according to drawings and consecrated on Ascension Day .
In the traditional museum, the history of the village and the agriculture of Volhynia in different periods is told in eight rooms . Other topics are nature and the environment in the region and the history of the Ukrainian statehood.