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The Ethnographic Museum in Torun

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Address: Waly gen. Sikorskiego 19, Torun 87-100, Poland
Phone Number:
+48 56 622 80 91
09:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Fri 09:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Ethnographic Museum in Toruń came into being 1st January 1959. Its...

The Ethnographic Museum in Toruń came into being 1st January 1959. Its creatress and the first long-term manager was professor Maria Znamierowska-Prüfferowa, whom name, the museum has carried since 15th December 1999. The Ethnographic Museum in Torun is one out of three independent ethnographic museums in the country. It is the council institution of culture and it acts in the strength of museums act from the day 21st November 1996, and the Sejmik (the Sejm) of Kujawsko-Pomorskie Province is its organizer. The Museum is listed to the State Register of Museums.

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Small but interesting.

Though a little difficult to find the entrance despite it being in Torun itself this small park has a very interesting collection of reconstructed houses from northern Poland... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2016
Wakefield, United Kingdom

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Though a little difficult to find the entrance despite it being in Torun itself this small park has a very interesting collection of reconstructed houses from northern Poland. Take information from Internet with you as there is little on the houses to tell you which ones they are. Visited on a Sunday and there were stalls selling crafts, activities for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

The core collection shows local village and small town life in the region in the 18th and early 19th centuries. A lovely collection of artefacts, well displayed and interestingly curated. Some fascinating old film clips. The audioguide in English is excellent. There is a very fine collection of old wooden farm houses and an enormous thatched barn which housed a... More 

1 Thank galloping_grannie
Torun, Poland
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

We used to live in modern buildings with fully equipped. This park will show us how our ancestors were living. This is good lesson for us, our children and grandchildren - have a taste of how people were living in old times. I like the collection of houses in this museum. They collected them from many villages from this region.... More 

Thank MLMaj
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 October 2015

Nice park in the city with a museum and a set of houses moved from across norther Poland, and then preserved as a record of village life in the 18/19th Cents. The museum has some nice bits - and an audio guide (with interesting translations) If you are into ethnography you will like this - For the passing visitor it... More 

1 Thank Albia-Newton
Kozani, Greece
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

If you have free time,visit Torun ethnographic museum.A small but informative museum .Also very close to central bus station and old town of Torun.

1 Thank Alexandra P
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

This place has a great potential and could easily be a great day out for kids if it was run more like fun park rather than a museuem. A collection of reconstructed peasants' houses is hardly interesting for children unless they are given a chance to engage in some 'hands-on' activities (pottery, tool-making etc). The only exception was an opportunity... More 

1 Thank Pawel K
Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

I visited the museum and really liked it. The staff is very helpful and friendly. Outside there is some old houses with old stuff - and it was cool to see. Though I missed more information about the different houses and stuff. Inside they had an exhibition about life in Poland around 1940-50 and another exhibition about 1960-70. There was... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

If you want to see how the villages and cottages looked like a century ago this is the place to visit! The houses are completely furnished just if they are still in use. There are many objects used in every day life and work. The tour is guided, don't hesitate to ask a lot of questions! It isn't just a... More 

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