The Museum “Country Mini” has been working in Minsk for a year already. The concept is quite simple: to see the main Belarusian sights in miniature, without leaving the museum premises. What an ambitious project lives a year after its opening
The idea of creating such a museum came to Eugene Danilik – a consultant in the field of e-commerce. Eugene lived and worked in Moscow for several years, but at some point decided to return to his native Minsk. And not just return, but do something useful for the country.
– The project has several goals. First of all, educational, educational. That Belarusians learn their history better. And we are also doing it interestingly – to keep it in memory for a long time. Now we are gaining momentum in tourism development, and we are just becoming one of those objects where one can come, to see, because the concept of “seeing Belarus in two hours” is very strong, “says Eugene.
Results of the “Mini Country” for the year
For a year the museum was visited by more than 25 thousand people. Of these, almost 42% are foreigners. During this time the museum received 1100 positive reviews and only 2 negative ones. The merits of the museum were appreciated not only by visitors, but also by the professional community. In the popular tourist service TripAdvisor “Country mini” has entered the top 10 most attractive places in Minsk.
What you can see in the museum
A selection of layouts is extremely diverse. These are churches, castles, and natural monuments. Each region of Belarus is represented.
The exhibits are numbered, so visitors can walk along the fascinating route along the makeshift roads of the museum. There is no thematic or geographical division in the exposition.
Guides (and listen to the tour in the museum can be in three languages: Belarusian, Russian and English) talk about architectural features, the history of attractions. It does not dispense with interesting stories.
The exhibits also use animated elements. For example, in the miniature of the Opera and Ballet Theater you can see the dancing artists.
In the museum there are not only architectural, but also natural monuments. For example, Belovezhskaya Pushcha, in whose territory the Viskuli manor is located. It was there that the Belovezh agreements were signed, which recorded the disintegration of the USSR. On the layout you can even see the symbol of the ancient forest – bison!