Museum of Mountain Ecology and History of Nature Management in the Ukrainian Carpathians

There you will find out about the largest karst caves of the Carpathians, primeval beech forests and their essential role, as well as when the first human settlements appeared in the Carpathians, how the farming in montane meadows is managed and how bryndza, which got geographical significance, is made.

In the Museum of Mountain Ecology, you can also learn why the primeval forests are of such importance for the whole world.

Museum’s building

Moreover, you can play the trembita here which is included to the Guinness World Records as the world’s longest wooden wind instrument, the tsymbaly and the drymba (mouth harp). You can also make photos wearing real hutsul costumes with traditional decoration – embroidery, pompons and tassels.

In addition to the information about nature of the Carpathians, the exhibition contains an aqua-terrarium complex in which you can get acquainted with the living collection of aquatic and semi-aquatic inhabitants of the Ukrainian Carpathians. There you can find the alpine newt (Mesotriton alpestris) and the Carpathian newt (Lissotriton montandoni), the fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra), the slow worm (Anguis fragilis), various species of frogs and fishes, as well as the grass snake (Natrix natrix) and the Aesculapian snake (Zamenis longissimus), which one can not only observe, but also hold in hands.


Rakhiv town, 77 Krasne Pleso Str.
Working hours: 8:00-16:00, break from 12:00 to 13:00, Monday to Sunday
Price: for adults – UAH 30 / for students and pensioners – UAH 25 / for schoolchildren – UAH 20 / tour guide – UAH 150