Hutsul Household, Ethnography
and Musical Instruments Museum
after Roman Kumlyk
Roman Kumlyk's private museum is located in his family house, it was opened on January 7, 2000.
It took 30 years to collect the exhibits, they are household goods, ancient Hutsul clothes,
money bills of different periods etc., which all together give a general idea of the Hutsuls life.
The host's pride is a collection of musical instruments.
The guide is Natalya Huzak, the daughter of Roman Kumlyk. After her father's death she continued his museum work. Natalya is a doctor by profession, she plays the violin, dulcimer, trimba, dviynytsya (flute), ocarina, zozulya (ocarina type), pelynka, lyre and naya and also can excitingly tell about each instrument.
For example, the horn is an ancient 'mobile phone', as it was used to send messages to a great distance.
Trembita is a ritual instrument, which was used in Kolyada, during funerals and weddings. In his collection there are hollow violins as well as a rectangular violin.
During the excursion you can hear national Ukrainian and Hutsul songs.
Every single excursion is an improvisation, and even if you visit the museum for a few times, you will still get lots of new and curious details about the Hutsuls' life, their hard everyday life and bright holidays, their sharp wit and original art.
You can visit the museum at any time if arranged in advance.
Adults — 25 UAH.
Children — 20 UAH.
I. Franko St. 35
By public transport
Go by bus from Ivano-Frankivsk town or Kosiv town, get off in the centre of the village.
More information about public transport.
Go along the road Lviv — Mukacheve (H-09) via Ivano-Frankivsk town or Rakhiv town to Tatariv village. In the village follow Kosiv road signs (road P-24) and go to Verkhovyna village. The museum is located in the village centre, on the left road side (near the old pharmacy).