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Novgorod Regional Folk Art Centre
Working hours:
Пн–ПТ: 9:00 - 17
Mon–Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

14, Bredova-Zverinaya St., Veliky Novgorod, 173003

+7 (816 2) 77 41 81 (выставочный зал)
+7 (816 2) 77 23 67
+7 (816 2) 73 96 26 (заказ мастер-классов)



58.53481300, 31.27822300
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Folk Art Centre, formed in 1945, is located on the territory of St. Nicola-Belsky monastery, an architectural monument of the 14th c.

The basic directions of the Folk Art Centre activities:

  • keeping and developing national traditions: musical folklore, traditional holidays and rites, crafts and trades, national clothes and games,
  • organizing holidays (calendar and local holidays), festivals, trade fairs and arts and crafts exhibitions.

The Folk Art Centre supports the following events:

  • folklore and crafts holiday in the open-air museum of wooden architecture Vitoslavlitsy,
  • the international folk music festival "Sadko" (under the Day of Cyrillic characters and Slavonic culture),
  • the first All-Russian folklore groups contest "Tradition" (The best folklore groups from different Russian republics, lands and regions participate).

You can learn how to weave, twine birch bark and roots, wicker, work with patches and ceramics, make national dresses in workshops of the Center. There is also School of crafts, teaching you weaving belts and rugs as people did long time ago. The Club of Amateur Artists and Arts and Crafts Masters has worked for more than 10 years. During this time its members have repeatedly participated in international exhibitions and trade fairs in Russia and abroad.

An open exhibition hall of the Folk Art Centre presents a constantly updated exposition.

You can also visit Gornitsa, the creative laboratory of family and ceremonial traditions, presenting old-Russian gatherings and ceremonies of national holidays.

88 folk groups of various amateur Arts genres work in the Novgorod region.

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