The Interactive History Park-Museum Sula

The Interactive History Park-Museum Sula

21.12.2020 Sula

Park-Museum on the shore of the lake

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It is located very close to Minsk, on the shore of the lake of the same name. "Sula" means "tree sap" or "oleoresin" in Lithuanian. And if you dig even deeper, it means "bearer of life" in Sanskrit. The place for the park-museum was not chosen by chance: at the end of the 18th century, Pavel Lensky built his estate here. The manor house had two large salons, one of which was later, in the 20th century, painted by Pavel's great grandson, the talented artist Zenon Lensky. The painter was of progressive views as he had travelled to Egypt and the Middle East, where he had studied ancient Egyptian, Mesopotamian and Sumerian cultures. When he returned home, he organised excavations at his manor house and found many rare objects.

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The manor house was surrounded by a picturesque park with a lake, and the family tomb was located nearby. There were also household outbuildings: an icehouse, a brewery, a smoke shop and a greenhouse. The last owner of the manor was Elzhbeta Lenskaya, the painter's sister. In 1939, the previous owners were kicked out, everything of value in the house was expropriated and the farmstead itself was undermined.

Park-Museum in our time

In our time an idea to open the Interactive History Park-Museum Sula on the territory of the former manor emerged. Its creators painstakingly researched the history, collected artifacts and documents that belonged to the Lensky family. Step by step, the hall of noblemen's glory appeared. It was decorated with tapestries, recreated according to sketches from the XV-XVIII centuries with the technology from those years. Medieval chandeliers and torches illuminate the hall, and the main attraction is the royal fireplace.

It took more than 15 years to create the Interactive History Park-Museum Sula. In the process, it was decided to recreate a kind of spiral of time on the grounds of the manor, starting from the Stone Age with exhibits dating back approximately 8000 years B.C. to the beginning of the 20th century. The 13 interactive venues are united by the common name of the Royal Assembly of Sula.

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The Interactive History Park-Museum Sula is not a museum in its pure form, but a place to stay overnight and even live for a while. Each of the buildings is unique in its architecture and atmosphere, but has all the modern amenities for a comfortable stay. You can host a company event for up to 200 people, with an à la carte menu including local and gentry specialities.

The attractions in Sula

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The attractions in Soula are numerous. You can go horseback riding, fly in a helicopter or even try to steer the plane under the watchful eye of a pilot. For those looking for a warrior's touch, you can take a ride on a Viking drakkar or take a sabre-fighting masterclass. There are also modern entertainments here: sauna or quad biking, skating, skiing. Or you can just relax on a fishing trip where you can catch carp, crucian carp, silver carp, grass carp, pike, burbot if you are lucky enough.

Everything in the Interactive History Park-Museum Sula is imbued with love and attention to the national culture of the Belarusians. Even a day spent here will be not only informative, but also exceptionally pleasant for a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. Having been here once, you will want to come back again.

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