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The Museum of the Origins of Polish State In Gnesen

Prof. Jozefa Kostrzewskiego 1, Gniezno 62-200, Poland
+48 61 426 46 41
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Interesting museum

The first Polish capital has a nice museum explaining the history. Parking is free across the road... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2016
Mark K
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Ammanford, Wales
A bit disappointing

Huge building with a lot of empty space inside... boring movies showing too much of talking heads... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2015
macieii
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Warsaw, Poland
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Visiting The Museum open Tuesday till Sunday from 9.00a.m. till 5.00p.m. The Museum is friendly for the disabled. There is a free parking site for cars and coaches in front of the Museum. The History of the Museum The establishment of the museum in Gnesen is connected with the archaeological research held there from 1948 in order to learn the history and obtain the relics proving the origins of the state of Poland and its first capital. The results of the discoveries gave an impulse to founding the Gnesen Branch of the Archaeological Museum in Posen with its seat at 9 sw. Jana Street where mainly the relics from the excavations were presented. In 1966, the idea of erecting a monument to Mesko I and Boleslaus the Brave, the first historical sovereigns of Poland, appeared. A complex of buildings consisting of a museum and a secondary general school became that monument. The realization started in 1973 to the design created in the State High School of Fine Art in Posen. The building of the monument gave an opportunity to build a self sustaining museum unit in Gnesen. As an institution, the Museum of the Beginnings Origins of Polish State was established in 1973. A change of the museum profile from the archaeological type to the one with many departments took place then. The archaeological part remained vastly developed and the departments of history and history of art were added. From the mid-70s, preparations to the main permanent exhibition took place, which was to be the summing up of the then state of research on the shape of Polish statehood. In March 1983, a ceremonious opening of the permanent exhibition called "The origins of Polish state" took place in the new building at 1 Kostrzewskiego street. The Museum of the Origins of Polish State is an institution dealing with the heritage of Polish Middle Ages and the history of Gnesen and the region. It has archaeological, art, historical and archival collections. It carries on scientific, research and publishing work together with educational activity organizing museum lessons. Apart from permanent exhibitions which are systematically enriched with new exhibits, the museum organizes various cross-sectional temporary exhibitions depicting the relics from prehistoric period through the Middle Ages and modern times up to the contemporary period.
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11 Aug 2016
“Interesting museum”
19 Jul 2015
“A bit disappointing”
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

The first Polish capital has a nice museum explaining the history. Parking is free across the road. Rooms down stairs are cool, so jumper or coat is advised. Video rooms with 3D glasses were interesting.

Thank Mark K
Aleksandra D, Specjalista ds. promocji i informacji at The Museum of the Origins of Polish State In Gnesen, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2016

Thank you for your opinion!

Reviewed 20 July 2015

Huge building with a lot of empty space inside... boring movies showing too much of talking heads. Small exhibition.... Don't waste your time, go to Katedra Gnieźnieńska (Cathedral in Gniezno) or Ostrów Lednicki instead.

Thank macieii
Aleksandra D, Specjalista ds. promocji i informacji at The Museum of the Origins of Polish State In Gnesen, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2016

Thank you for your honest opinion. In the future, we will change the main exhibition and we hope that you will give us a second chance.

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