The museum was opened in 1981. Its profile is historic-ethnographical. The largest part of the museum's exposition is dedicated to Ivan Olbraht, a well-known Czech writer. He lived and worked in Kolochava in 30th of XX c. The novel 'Nykola Shugay, the robber' was written just here.
Museum was opened on the 14th of June, 2009. It is located at the area of Old Village skansen and presents train with the working locomotive and 10 carriages. Carriages of Soviet and Czech production contain unique exhibits about the history of narrow-gauge railway in Transcarpathian region.
It is a unique museum complex which combines two school-museums: 'The Soviet School' and 'The Czech School'. The first one transfers the visitor into the atmosphere of 60-70th of XX century. The other - into 30th of XX century when Kolochava was under the Czech power.
It is the first village museum of folk architecture and life in Transcarpathian region. It creates the atmosphere of cultural and public life of Verkhovyna. Nowadays the museum contains a dozen of wooden architectural forms — homesteads, dwellings, a blacksmith's, a schoolhouse, a synagogue, etc. These buildings represent architectural and building mastery of Kolochava people of XIX-XX centuries.