History of the region based on the materials of archeological excavations is being opened on the lowest floor of the Church of the Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple with the refectory. It is the first full exhibition representing archaeology of the Belozersk district in the Vologda Region. Materials of the monastery archeology are displayed for the first time in our region. More than 4000 archeological objects dating back to different chronological periods are represented there: from the Mesolithic period (9000 B.C.) till the late Middle Ages.
At the end of the 20th early 21st century considerable restoration work has been carried out in the Kirillo-Belozersky museum-reserve. Museumfication of the monuments is being realized at the same time. One of the most interesting architectural buildings of the Kirillo-Belozersky monastery is the Monks cells. In the process of its restoration architects and restorers managed to discover complicated structure of this dwelling house of the 17th-19th centuries.
Exhibitions dedicated to the folk applied art and handicrafts of the Belozersk district are placed in the spacious vaulted chambers of the monastery cook-house of the 16th century. An important place is occupied by wood-carving, ceramics, peasant embroidery, weaving, lace-making and a folk female costume of the 19th-early 20th centuries.



The action “Night of Arts” will take place in the Museum of Dionisy’s Frescoes on November 3. It will begin at 18:00 and will last till 23:00. The Nativity of the Virgin Cathedral, the Refectory, and the Church of St. Martinian will be open for visitors during this time. Besides, the museum will arrange some rather unusual events within the framework of the action Night of Arts.


At 18:00 – Master-class Apprentices of Dionisy.

You will learn about the outstanding icon-painter of the 15th early 16th century Dionisy and his heritage - the frescoes in the Nativity of the Virgin Cathedral created in 1502 that are of global value. Besides, you will try to make a fresco according to the ancient technique.

Venue: administrative building of the Museum of Dionisys Frescoes

At 20:00 Secrets of Tsypina Hill

It is a walking tour to the top of the mountain - the highest one in the Kirillov district, to the commemorative cross located on the place of the chapel that had been built in honour of Alexander II known as the Liberator after his assassination.

Venue: museum complex Tsypino

At 21:00 Visit to the viewing point with a wonderful view onto the Ferapontov Monastery

There is a sightseeing platform on the top of the Tsypina Hill from where you can see a beautiful panorama. With the help of optics, you will be able not only to see the ensemble of the Ferapontov Monastery and the Church of St. Prophet Elijah, but also to admire the night sky over Ferapontovo.

Venue: museum complex Tsypino

How can you join in the events?

You can take part in the events applying in advance by telephone +7 (81757) 4-92-61.

How can you get to Tsypino?

The Museum of Dionisys Frescoes is situated in the village of Ferapontovo (23 km far from Kirillov and 120 km far from Vologda). The museum complex Tsypino is located 1,5 kilometers far from the village of Ferapontovo. Tourists travelling by car can easily get there following the road signs.