Museum Strana Mini

Museum Strana Mini, Minsk: Hours, Address, Museum Strana Mini Reviews: 5/5

Museum Strana Mini
5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Museum of architectural miniatures «Strana mini» is an excellent choice for tourists. What expects you in «Strana mini»: ❶ Sightseeing exposure of 22 key Belarussian attractions, trip to which you're able to take directly from the museum; ❷ Souvenir shop with a large range of souvenirs and presents from Belarus, made by more than 100 Belarusian craftsmen; ❸ English-speaking tour-guides; ❹ «Strana mini» mobile app is an audio-guide in the Russian and English languages. You can download this app absolutely gratis; ❺ Virtual Reality zone, where you can see sights outside and inside; ❻ 2 photo zones «Traditional Belarusian house» and «Belarusian bison-swing»; ❼ Free high-speed wi-fi; ❽ Rest zone; ❾ Each ticket includes photos & audio-guide. Museum “Strana mini” is a perfect place for getting acquainted with Belarus.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Admission tickets
from A$19.82
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The area
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How to get there
  • Kastryčnickaja • 2 min walk
  • Kupalaŭskaja • 3 min walk
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Tatiana Sukhikh
St. Petersburg, Russia21 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Couples
On our last day in Minsk my husband and I visited this museum. We are huge fans of museums presenting mini models of towns/cities, etc. The top favourite is Peter’s water area in St.Petersburg, Russia! This one was nice too, but I would say that it’s definitely better to visit this museum on your first day, especially if you have a car and plenty of time to travel to all of those places, since after seeing all the models, you’d definitely like to visit at least half of those sights.
The museum is well-made for kids or fans of Marvell. AlThough a figurine of captain America on a wall of Brest Fortress is kinda inappropriate, for some it might be even offensive.
We were offered to try VR for extra money, we thought it could be interesting, but we didn’t take into consideration the time for waiting and the fact that if you’re offered a coffee while you’re in the line for the VR, we should have probably refused, as coffee and vistibular system don’t get along well.
Written 12 December 2021
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Татьяна, добрый день! Очень рады, что вам понравилось у нас в "Стране мини" и спасибо за такой развернутый отзыв. Мы очень стараемся, что бы каждый посетитель уходил с улыбкой на лице и возвращался повторно с родственниками, друзьями, коллегами. Будем рады видеть вас снова 😊💙
Written 20 December 2021
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James S
United Kingdom23 contributions
Feb. 2020
Museum Strana Mini is a great place to get an overview of many of Belarus' major castles, historical sites and important buildings all in one place! Staff are helpful, the audio guides incredibly informative and the models themselves are really detailed! My one suggestion is that they should consider more signposting outside - we walked past the museum twice as there is only one sign and a cherry-picker was parked in front of it! Other than this, great addition to any itinerary in Minsk!
Written 8 March 2020
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Добрый день! Очень рады, что вам понравилось у нас в "Стране мини" и спасибо за отзыв. Мы очень стараемся, что бы каждый посетитель уходил с улыбкой на лице и возвращался повторно с родственниками, друзьями, коллегами. Будем рады видеть вас снова 😊💙
Written 12 March 2020
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Stefan G
Brussels, Belgium946 contributions
Nov. 2019
I thought this museum of miniature Belarus was awesome! The Staff was extremely courteous and helpful. Definitely do the audio guide, as you gain some historical knowledge of the "sights" you're looking at in miniature. The museum is also interactive - push the buttons that are part of some of the miniature displays for various light shows and other things.

Sort of hard to find - it's inside a huge building, down one floor, right side as you enter the building from the front. Use a map app to find it.
Written 2 January 2020
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Стефан, добрый день! Очень рады, что вам понравилось у нас в "Стране мини" и спасибо за отзыв. Мы очень стараемся, что бы каждый посетитель уходил с улыбкой на лице и возвращался повторно с родственниками, друзьями, коллегами. Будем рады видеть вас снова 😊💙
Written 3 January 2020
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witston
Newmarket, UK214 contributions
Dec. 2019
It isn't the top attraction in Minsk. But it IS worth a visit if you are passing by, Especially if you are interested in the history and geography of Belarus as a whole.
There are audio guides and the people working there are young and friendly.
Written 24 December 2019
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Hello, dear witston! Thanks a lot for your feedback. It's cool you enjoyed your visit to the museum. We would be glad to see you agai 😊💙
Written 25 December 2019
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia11,396 contributions
Oct. 2019
I'm really shocked this is TA 1 in Minsk. I can understand Minsk hasn't that much to offer, but there are certainly many more interesting things do to.
The miniature musuem is set in the Culture palace, a very nice neo classic bldg on the main Republic sq. We went downstairs to see the musuem (again only due to TA 1), and from the entrance area we could see more than half of it.
We were hesitating if to pay the tickets and enter at all, but it was raining like hell outside, so decided to do it.
In order not to understand me wrong - the miniatures, consisting of main Belarus castles, Minsk landmarks and monuments are nice and done with great care and detail.
But, this is far from a main tourist attraction, it's more for the Belarus people who are acquainted with those places. Most of the displayed you haven't ever heard of.
So, if you're tight on time you can easily skip it, as I said there are many more interesting things to see for the first timer in Minsk.
Written 10 November 2019
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Hello, dear B1714D! Thanks a lot for your feedback. It's cool you enjoyed your visit to the museum. We would be glad to see you agai 😊💙
Written 20 December 2019
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Songun1953
Stoke-on-Trent, UK20 contributions
Sep. 2019
The Museum Strana Mini trucked away in the Hall of the Trade Unions on October Square. When you enter the museum the visitor will be greeted by very helpful and friendly staff. I was asked for a form of ID before allowed to proceed with my visit to the museum. The visitor is provided with an English Langauge explanation of the exhibition, which is relayed on an MP3 player. Walking through the museum one encounters all the famous sites of Belarus in the forms of very beautifully constructed models of famous landmarks such as the Mir Fortress, the Njasvizh Palace, the Brest Fortress and other historic monuments. The museum is ideal for the first time visitor who has not got the time or energy to explore the whole of Belarus and the museum as the name suggests (Strana Mini - Mini Country) to view the most interesting places of the Belarussian Republic in one area. A really charming museum to visit!!! The Gift Show has some incredibly unique souvenirs for sale, such as a wooden model of the National Library of Belarus!
Written 20 September 2019
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Hello, dear Songun1953! Thanks a lot for your feedback. It's cool you enjoyed your visit to the museum. We would be glad to see you agai 😊💙
Written 25 October 2019
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Steven V
1 contribution
Sep. 2019 • Family
I had a great time looking at the mini buildings and learning about the different historical sites of Belarus, many of which i didn't know about.

Also there are little Easter eggs to find in the miniatures around the buildings, keep an eye out
Written 4 September 2019
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Hello, dear Steven! Thanks a lot for your feedback. It's cool you enjoyed your visit to the museum. We would be glad to see you agai 😊💙
Written 25 October 2019
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Nick B
Minsk, Belarus4 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Friends
Great museum!!! Very interesting storytelling, friendly people and owner. Really big choice of cool Belarusian souvenirs. Highly recommend to visit!
Written 27 August 2019
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Ник, добрый день! Очень рады, что вам понравилось у нас в Стране мини и спасибо за отзыв. Будем рады видеть вас снова с близкими и друзьями 😊💙
Written 30 August 2019
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Svetlana M
1 contribution
Aug. 2019
I am absolutely impressed by the museum! Extremely happy we got to see it!

We could get an English guide without any pre-booking and learned lots of new things even about places we have already visited. It was nice seeing everything in miniature, see all the little secrets and hidden figures. The visit to the museum can substitute an expensive trip to any of those places of interest.

Kristina, the guide, was awesome and had great English! Other staff members on site were welcoming and accommodating. Another great plus: it is open on Monday.

I plan to bring my daughter next time. I think it is a must see!
Written 5 August 2019
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Светлана, добрый день! Очень рады, что вам понравилось у нас в Стране мини и спасибо за отзыв. Будем рады видеть вас снова с близкими и друзьями 😊💙
Written 30 August 2019
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Bernard B
Copenhagen, Denmark437 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Family
After having some difficulty to find the entrance of the museum we hade a fine tour of this museum.
The staff speaks well English and are very friendly.
The museum it self is well explained and cozy.
The only minus is the mixed miniature monuments instead to hade put it in order from 1 to 20.
Better sign outside the building will make more attractive and easy to find.
Written 23 July 2019
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Hello, dear BernardB194! Thanks a lot for your feedback. It's cool you enjoyed your visit to the museum. We would be glad to see you agai 😊💙
Written 25 October 2019
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Museum Strana Mini is open:
  • Mon - Fri 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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