Kolomiyskiy district  Museum of Pysanka (Easter Eggs)


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Address:

Chornovola avenue, 43 b,

Kolomyia, 78200

tel./fax: (03433) 2-78-91

www.pysanka.museum

 


Description:

Kolomyia Museum of Pysanka is a unique museum, built especially for keeping and exhibiting works of pysanka painting (painting Easter eggs).The architectural construction, shaped as an Easter egg has become a Kolomyia visiting card that greatly attracts tourists. The museum owns a collection of 12,000 Easter eggs, brought from almost all Ukrainian regions. Besides, some of them have been sent from Pakistan, Shri-Lanka, Byelorussia, Poland, Check Republic, Switzerland, the USA, Canada, France, and India.

In itself pysanka is a hen’s egg, treated with wax according to a specific technology and painted with natural or aniline dyes. Traditions of such a painting in the Hutsul region take their roots in the hoary antiquity and constitute a unique accumulation of miniature painting works. Their ornamental patterns have been preserved since the pagans’ times.

 

Working days: Tuesday – Sunday

Working hours: 10:00 – 18:00.

 

The museum was included into the list of the objects, which have been monitored for the accessibility.

 

Short description of the object accessibility:

There are two ramps to the left entrance of the museum building. The ground floor of the building is fully accessible. Here the variable exhibitions of local handcrafts, master-classes of Easter egg paining and straw spider weaving are being organized; there are the exposition of the Easter egg paining history and a gift-shop.

There are steep steps to the first floor, no special utilities for people on wheel-chairs.

WC in museum is not equipped for disabled people.



Also visit:


Malyavskiy family Museum

Museum of Nataliya Kobrynska (filial of the Museum of the Bolekhiv city history named after Roman Skvorij)

Historical and Local Lore Museum of Bojkivschyna Culture and Mode of Life in Tsineva Village
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