The Nicolaus Copernicus Museum in Torun

Nicolaus Copernicus Museum

Nicolaus Copernicus Museum ©Jason Riedy/Flick

One of the most visited museums in the city of Torun is dedicated to the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, one of the most eminent citizens of the city. The Nicolaus Copernicus Museum is located on the Kopernika street, its collections are housed in two Gothic houses.

The first is located at no. 17 and shows the life and work of Copernicus. The second building located at the no. 15 is considered to be one of the finest Gothic buildings in Poland, depicts the interior of a typical medieval merchant house and presents the history of gingerbread cooking, a delight only for rich people and kings in the past.

Statue of Nicolaus Copernicus

Statue of Nicolaus Copernicus © mw238/Flick

The Nicolaus Copernicus Museum in Torun at no. 15

In house no. 15 of the Nicolaus Copernicus Museum in Torun visitors can enjoy a range of permanent exhibitions, such as “Merchantile culture of Torun in the time of Copernicus” which shows the interior and the exterior of a medieval merchant house. The “Rapperville Exhibition” is the only of its kind, it is actually a reconstruction of a collection of suvenirs in memory of Copernicus presented initially in 1870 in Rapperville in Switzerland, the Polish National Museum. “The Medieval Model of Torun” is an 18-minute movie that shows the history and architecture of the city as it was around 1500. The price of such a ticket is 10 zł/person.

Nicolaus Copernicus Museum

Nicolaus Copernicus Museum ©Jason Riedy/Flick

The Nicolaus Copernicus Museum in Torun at no. 17

The building at no. 17 of the Nicolaus Copernicus Museum in Torun houses a permanent exhibition called the “Life and work of Nicolaus Copernicus”, where the price of a ticket varies from 7 to 10 zlotys/person. The exhibition called the “Study room of a savant” is following two purposes: on the one hand it refers to the archetype of a scientist, on the other hand tries to complete the collection on the inside of a bourgeois house. “The gigerbread world of Torun”  museum collection is depicting the daily life of the inhabitants during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, here standing out the exhibition that presents the history of the gingerbread manufacturing as it was in the XIV century, this knowing its peak during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The ticket price at the last exhibition ranges from 6 to 10 zlotys/person.

If you want to visit the Nicolaus Copernicus Museum, you should know that it is opened to the public every week from Tuesday to Sunday between 10.00-18.00 from May to September, and between 10.00 – 16.00 from October to April.

Nicolaus Copernicus Museum in Torun

Nicolaus Copernicus Museum in Torun ©Jason Riedy/Flick

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