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Muzeum Archeologiczne w Biskupinie

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Muzeum Archeologiczne w Biskupinie

182 Reviews
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endrju_74 wrote a review Apr 2020
Ipswich, United Kingdom4,851 contributions622 helpful votes
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This is probably one of most famous places in Polnad, it would be hard to find anyone in the country who didn't hear the name Biskupin. It all started in 1933, when during drainage works they lowered the water level in the lake, and started to find some strange items. But it wasn't till local teacher Walenty Szwajcer came across one of those ancient objects, to realise that this was quite special. They quickly informed the univeristy scientists from Poznań, and soon after Biskupin wasn't just a small unknown village anymore. They discovered a whole gród (medieval fortified wooden settlement) pretty much intact. The archeological excavations were continued during WWII, and after that till about mid seveties of 20th century. In 1950 a small museum has been established, which grew and grew, to became a huge complex, after last, recent investements. The gród itself is covered with soil and mud again, what we can see, is a replica made for tourists needs. But exept from that well known sight of one alley of the former gród, the museum offers many more settlements from medieval times, all reconstructed here, to show different ways of living, back in the day. Visiting the replica of the gród takes about 15 minutes, but the circular walk around every little settlement, with discovering stories about them, takes well over an hour in some speed. Restaurants and souvenir shops also available. Huge car park at the entrance. Railway stop on Żnin narrow gauge railway right by the entrance, thou those trains run very limited shedule outside summer holidays. Definitelly a must see for anyone, even if the core findings from 1933 are now somewhat overwhelmed by all those recent additions.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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TanisLea wrote a review Jul 2019
Canberra, Australia40 contributions10 helpful votes
It’s a big area but the clearly marked paths make it easy to find the way around. Fans of Stone Age history will be fascinated by the reconstructions and the re-enactments of Stone Age crafts and living. There is not a lot of information in English, mostly it’s Polish, but many of the guides speak English. It’s off the public transport track, but if you go on a weekend or public holiday the train may be running, otherwise driving there is the best option but free parking is limited. A fun day out for history buffs.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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kenny_krk wrote a review Jun 2019
Krakow, Poland600 contributions64 helpful votes
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Cool historical site, especially meaningful to Poles. Very nice to walk around to see excavations and reconstructions. Though, 50% of experience is the events that take place regularly - crafts, archery, dancing, cuisine... be sure to check calendar on the museum website when planning a visit.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Halcatra wrote a review May 2019
Edinburgh, United Kingdom483 contributions180 helpful votes
Great place to see where Poland really started. It is not maybe much left from the ancient times but they rebuilt it quite convincingly. A lot of activities to pick up and the guided tour was really interesting. The kids will be in heaven but also adults can have a good time. Good weather will make the visit certainly more successfull.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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kubusieq wrote a review Feb 2019
Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland67 contributions12 helpful votes
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If You are in Torun/Bydgoszcz, find a day to visit it. I recommend to leave a car in Żnin and take an old train to Biskupin, fun for kids. Reserve hole day. The castle and area around is very extensive. It worth to see it.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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