World Centre of Old Belief
in Bila Krynytsia village


The museum was opened 4 November 2011 in a two-storey wooden building. There is a kitchen, a refectory and a hall on the ground floor. On the first floor there is a museum exhibition, metropolitan bishop's chambers and rooms of his entourage.

The modern exhibition consists of books and journals on the topic, everyday items and photographs representing the village history. There are also historical materials about remarkable local figures who had to do with founding a metropolis (religious jurisdiction) in Bila Krynytsia; there are also textbooks and authentic clothing of Old Believers from different time periods.

Working hours:
09:00-18:00; Saturday and Sunday — open by prior arrangement.
Entrance fees:
Adults — 2 UAH.
Students — 1 UAH.
Children — 1 UAH.
Guided tours:
Tours are held free of charge.
Contact info:
Chernivtsi region
Hlyboka district
Bila Krynytsia village

Tel.: +38 (097) 650-07-11
How to get there:
Go from Chernivtsi town to Bila Krynytsia village. The museum is located in the village centre.
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