Exposition

Here you can find the main landmarks presented in our museum.

Today, the Museum "Strana mini" houses 22 unique interactive architectural miniatures of notable places that will allow each visitor to get closer to the culture and history of Belarus. The museum exposition will actively expand and improve. We plan to create up to 70 models, which will fully present the variety and beauty of the cultural sites of all regions of Belarus to visitors. All attractions have been selected on the basis of historical and cultural significance, as well as in relation to the different regions of the country.

Now the exposition of the museum present such famous places as Brest Fortress, Belavezhskaya Pushcha, Castles in Mir and Niasvizh, St. Sophia Cathedral in Polatsk, Gomel Palace of the Rumyantsevs and the Paskeviches and others.Each miniature is a minicopy of the attraction and the surrounding area. In addition, some historical scenes are restored for your greater immersion in the history. Guests of the Museum become active participants during the visit as each miniature has its own interactive features.

Attractions in the exposition
Region
Build time
The distance from Minsk
Ruzhany palace
Ruzhany , Brest XV

In 1598 the chancellor of Grand Duchy of Lithuania Lev Sapieha bought the estate of Ruzhany. On his order, in the beginning of the 17th century a large-scale construction began here. Sapieha chose a great spot for his new castle, since a...

The Mir Castle
Mir , Hrodna XVI в.

The Mir Castle is a wonderful sample of the 16th century fortification and it was a residency of most powerful noble families. At the beginning of the 16th century duke Yuri Ilyinich initiated building of the castle not far fr...

Trade Union Palace of Culture
Minsk , Minsk XX в.

Nowadays, many associate the appearance of Nezavisimosti Avenue and Oktiabrskaya square with imposing Stalinist architecture. Not so many people know that just 200 years ago this area looked completely differently.

National Opera and Ballet theatre of Belarus
Minsk , Minsk XX c.

The only Belarusian opera and ballet theatre is situated in Minsk at Parizhskoy Kommuny Square.

Dormition of the Theotokos Church (Saria)
Saria , Viciebsk XIX

The temple was built in Neo-Gothic style in the middle of the XIX century in a small village Saria which located in Vitebsk district. This church is one of the most remarkable architectural masterpieces of Belarus. In the beginning it was a Cathol...

Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Hierviaty , Minsk XIX-XX

Nowadays, St. Trinity Church in Hierviaty is one of the three tallest churches in Belarus, with its steeple reaching the height about 64 meters. No doubts this church is an excellent example of a Neo-Gothic architecture in Belarus.

Brest fortress
Brest , Brest XIX c.

Brest Hero Fortress is one of the key monuments in Belarus. Memorial complex was created to immortalize the courage of Soviet soldiers during the World War II.

Palace of the Puslovsky family (Kosava palace)
Kosava , Brest XIX c.

A legendary Palace of the Puslovsky family is located in a small town of Kosava in Brest region. The construction was finished in 1838.

The Great Choral Synagogue
Hrodna , Hrodna XVI c.

The Great Choral Synagogue is the oldest synagogue of Hrodna and is the centre of public and religious life of the local Jewish community.

The Palace of the Rumyantsevs and the Paskeviches (Homiel palace)
Homiel , Homiel XVIII c.

The Palace of the Rumyantsevs and the Paskeviches is a unique landmark in the heart of Homiel and one of the most popular attractions of the country.

Kalozha church
Hrodna , Hrodna XII c.

Kalozha church is the oldest building in Grodno. It is also among the most ancient buildings of Belarus.

Belavezhskaya Pushcha and Manor Viskuli
Kemienets , Brest XX в.

A notable attraction of our country, Belavezhskaya Pushcha is the remains of the primeval forest. It is one of four Belarusian national parks and the largest forest in the central European lowlands.

Kamenets Tower
Kamienets , Brest XIII c.

The Kamenets Tower is considered to be one of the most noticeable sign of Belarusian architecture. It is a remarkable sample of medieval fortification building.

Church of Saints Simon and Helena
Minsk , Minsk XX c.

Church of Saints Simon and Helena is known all over Belarus mostly as the Red Church. With its location in the city’s center, it is a recognizable symbol of Minsk.

St Nicholas Church in Mahiliou
Mahiliou , Mahiliou XVII c.

St Nicholas Church is the oldest church in a city of Mahiliou. Moreover, it is the biggest Baroque-style church of the country.