The Night of Museums on Kizhi island

The Night of Museums is an international event that involves museums in 42 countries in Europe. Almost 2000 museums remain open at night to welcome inquisitive visitors.

The state open-air museum “Kizhi” is a permanent participant of the event. Since year 2016 not only exhibition halls in the city are a part of the event but the whole island-museum itself.

Live performance of bylins (traditional epics), ringing of church bells, history of Zaonezh’e traditions, folk crafts, wooden architecture of late XIX century are available to appreciate during the night among picturesque atmosphere of medieval life.

Tickets can be booked online on