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Innovative Polish Museums

Museums in Poland are far from boring!

It’s impossible to be bored at Polish museums. They change just as fast as the reality around us. The times of displaying nothing but objects within four walls are becoming history. Today it’s hard to imagine a modern museum without interactive stations, themed workshops or multimedia content presentation. In addition, museums have also become leading cultural centres where you can watch theatre performances, listen to concerts and take part in many other different events. The diversity of themes at these extraordinary museums is so great that everyone will find something for themselves. Below we present three innovative museums, each representing a different focus. Which one will you like enough to visit?

Multimedia Museum on the Cliff in Trzęsacz

In collaboration with the best European specialists, in renovated interiors, the museum has built an innovative multimedia exhibition that will enchant even the most demanding visitors. Instead of looking at typical objects displayed behind glass, you set off on an extraordinary journey through time, made possible by presentations involving sound, light and images. These multimedia stimuli blend together perfectly, affecting all the senses and taking visitors to a fascinating world where fairy tales are intertwined with living science. Advanced technology is used to tell the history of the church ruins in Trzęsacz, the significance of the 15th meridian on which Trzęsacz lies, the mysterious legend of Zielenica, as well as showing how humans struggled with the forces of nature over the centuries.
Trzęsacz, ul. Klifowa 3 B, https://muzeumtrzesacz.pl  

Living Museum of Gingerbread

Nothing tastes as good as gingerbread you made yourself. That’s why it’s well worth visiting the world’s first Living Museum of Gingerbread in Toruń – a unique place, intriguing and magical, filled with the history of Toruń and smelling of gingerbread, which involves all the senses as visitors explore the city’s very much alive and famous tradition. As befits an innovative attraction, the museum is interactive – it is almost a theatre, where visitors take part in an interactive show hosted by experienced storytellers. For the duration of the show, visitors become the apprentices of the Master Baker and the Spice Witch, and get to make their own gingerbread. Everyone prepares the dough and then, using wooden moulds, cuts it into the proper shapes, after which the biscuits are baked and can be taken home as a precious souvenir. The atmosphere of a 16th-century gingerbread bakery is created not just by the interior design, the storytellers’ costumes and the aroma of gingerbread, but also by the legends about gingerbread and Toruń told in language styled to sound like Old Polish.
Toruń, ul. Rabiańska 9, https://muzeumpiernika.pl 

Hydropolis

Water is one of the fundamental elements of nature, deciding about the existence of life on Earth. Everyone knows it is essential, but only Hydropolis lets you look at the compound known as H2O from varied and fascinating perspectives. The Hydropolis centre is a unique knowledge hub with water as its focal theme. The exhibition is divided into nine zones, each presenting the life-giving substance in a different process: from its role in the human body to ocean currents that shape the climate on Earth. The Hydropolis building itself is a historical pure water tank whose history goes back more than 100 years. Here you can learn not only about the different functions of water, but also about the history of Wrocław and its water supply system.
Wrocław, ul. Na Grobli 17, https://hydropolis.pl 

  • Living Museum of Gingerbread
    Living Museum of Gingerbread
  • Living Museum of Gingerbread
    Living Museum of Gingerbread
  • Living Museum of Gingerbread
    Living Museum of Gingerbread
  • Hydropolis
    Hydropolis
  • Hydropolis
    Hydropolis
  • Hydropolis
    Hydropolis
  • the church ruins in Trzęsacz
    the church ruins in Trzęsacz

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