The ethnographic exposition in the nature of the Kysuce Museum is located in the Chmúra valley in the cadastre of the village Nová Bystrica, part of Vychylovka, which is part of the Protected Landscape Area Kysuce.

  • Latitude: 49º 22' 55,424'' N
  • Longitude: 19º 5' 40,260'' E

In the interiors of selected objects, original equipment is installed. The exposition also includes original buildings - cholvarky - objects of seasonal shepherd dwellings, widely used in the past. The fields near the houses present the three-field farming system that was used in the Kysuce region. Preparations for the creation of the exposition in nature began shortly after the establishment of the Kysuce Museum and the foundation stone of this exposition was laid on 11 October 1974. The priority was to save the most valuable monuments of folk architecture from the villages of Riečnica and Harvelka, which were to disappear due to the construction of the Nová Bystrica water reservoir.

The ethnographic exposition seeks to reconstruct the settlement landscape and environment, presenting folk architecture and the way of life and culture of the people of Kysuce in the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century.

The greater part of the exposition built so far has been transferred from the now defunct village of Riečnica - log dwelling houses and farm buildings from the settlements of Rybovia, Do Potoka, which consists of a dwelling house with an under-built stable, a barn with a cellar, a stable with a sheepfold and a sheepfold, as well as a dwelling house with farm buildings - a barn and a sheepfold belonging to the former mayer of Riečnica, Adam Poništo.
The Kopanič settlement is represented by the homestead at Hruškuljak, which consists of two dwelling houses, a barn and a stable with a granary.

Other objects are from the village of Oščadnica - a log dwelling house with an archivolt portal dated 1806, a log eight-room building of a tavern from Korňa, a log house for forest workers from Dunajov and the Romanovia homestead with two log houses and two outbuildings from Harvelka, as well as Ragan's mill also from Harvelka.

Technical buildings are presented by a water mill and a sawmill with a half-timbered structure from the village of Klubina. Among the religious buildings there is a brick chapel from the first quarter of the 19th century from Zborov nad Bystrica and a cemetery with metal crosses, representing the cemeteries in Kysuce at the beginning of this century.