Museum complex «Ambarny ryad»

At the foot of the «holy» hill in the village of Vershinino there is a cozy row of barns — three small farm buildings with arranged thematic expositions.

Pottery museum of Kenozero «Kitovrasovo Compound» 

Pottery – is the ancient art of turning an almost useless, most infertile earth - clay - into magnificent creations. In the Kitovrasovo Compound Museum, located in one of the restored barns, you will see fragments of archaic ceramics found during archaeological research in the Park. From the middle of the 19th century the village of Karpovo becomes the center of the pottery of Kenozero, which became the birthplace of the once famous «Karpov pots» and «Kitovras» - clay figurines depicting half-men and half-beasts. The most valuable item of the exhibition is a hand made pottery circle and dishes made by Karpov masters. Here in the souvenir «merchant shop» you can buy a modern author's ceramic products: toys, dishes. 

 


Museum of the blacksmith's craft of Kenozero «Gefestovo compound» 

 At the turn of the 19th to 20th centuries in Kenozero there were more than 30 village smithies. They produced a variety of items needed in the household. The museum «Gefestovo compound» is dedicated to this valuable craft. It is located in a reconstructed barn of the XIX century. In the exhibition you will see wrought iron agricultural tools: scythes, sickles, axes, pitchfork, shovels, openers; hunting tools: traps, spears, hooks, hogs, peches; household items: pokers, sticks for cast iron, baking trays, dampers, samovar pipes, door handles and awnings, locks, and patterned gratings for windows and doors in temples. Here you will certainly find answers to the questions: why was the blacksmith considered one of the most important figures in village society, what is the magic of the smithy and why did they say in olden times: the village does not live without a smithery?

 

 


Museum of Kenozero carpentry «Azbuka drevodela» 

In the old days, almost every man in the village knew how to work as a carpenter, and eventually carpentry became an independent profession and reached a high level in Kenozero. It is enough to look around and see the impressive peasant houses, wonderful chapels, magnificent wooden churches and many other structures, chopped by the hands of ancient masters. To get acquainted with various tools, special adaptations, traditional technologies of building wooden structures, you can learn some secrets of carpentry in «Azbuka drevodela»/Woodwork Alphabet, a museum located in a barn, a monument of civil architecture of the XIX century. Here you can try yourself as a carpenter and collect a small piece of mini-log house or take part in a master class of professional carpenters on the site near the museum.