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The Ethnographic Museum in Torun

Waly gen. Sikorskiego 19, Torun 87-100, Poland
+48 56 622 80 91
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Well worth the time

The inside of the museum was a thoughtful collection of everyday items and tools of people who... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sebastian H
Really interesting museum

We only did the outside area but the audio tour was really interesting and we also had a guide... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Adelaide, Australia
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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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  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“outside area” (2 reviews)
“audio guide” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Waly gen. Sikorskiego 19, Torun 87-100, Poland
+48 56 622 80 91

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The inside of the museum was a thoughtful collection of everyday items and tools of people who lived in the late XIX and early XX century. Enough nuggets of knowledge hidden in there to keep the tour interesting. However the real gem of the visit...More

Thank Sebastian H
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We only did the outside area but the audio tour was really interesting and we also had a guide showing us where to go and explains other things not on the audio tour.

Thank char5656
Reviewed 13 June 2017

You will need at least 2 hours for this one. Nearly as interesting as the Copernicus museum. Note the windmill and read how it works by having the capacity to be able to use the wind from its strongest direction ALL the time.

Thank Barry M
Reviewed 23 May 2017

In this small open air museum you could feel how people of northern Poland lived in XIX century in rural areas. There are several households of rich and poor people, windmill, watermill... Museum is very close to historical centre and could be reached easily. I...More

Thank DejanNS72
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...More

1  Thank 333EW1
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...More

1  Thank galloping_grannie
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...More

Thank MLMaj
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)...More

1  Thank Albia-Newton
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
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...More

1  Thank Pawel K
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