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House of Nicolas Copernicus Museum

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Address: Kopernika 15/17, Torun 87-100, Poland
Phone Number: +48 56 660 56 12
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Description: The Division of the Museum is located in two Gothic tenement houses, one...
The Division of the Museum is located in two Gothic tenement houses, one of which is supposedly the birthplace of the great astronomer, Nicholas Copernicus. One can visit there burgher`s interiors (the 16th-19th cent.) and get acquainted with their mediaeval design. Visitors can find there documents and mementos connected with the life and work of the great discoverer. In the basement of the House there is an interactive exhibition "The world of Toruń gingerbread". While visiting it guided by a townswoman tourists have opportunity to both taste and bake gingerbread, find out the details of gingerbread making history, as well as get acquainted with spices used to make this speciality of Toruń.
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Intersting to see the house of the famous nicolas kopernicus with his ideas, tools and daily life, there is a room on a second floor at the far end of the house where you can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
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Alexandria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Intersting to see the house of the famous nicolas kopernicus with his ideas, tools and daily life, there is a room on a second floor at the far end of the house where you can watch a movie in english about the whole city and how it was established with the conquerers and the wars with a small scale view... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

If you like to see the way copernicus live your in the right place. If you are interested in some more context, global story, timeline bring your wiki, because little is said except from a load of inorganized details.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

First we went to see the "makieta Torunia" and learned a bit about the city itself, and then we went to Copernicus House. The highlight for us was seeing some of the instruments he used, the "painting" of his family tree and my kids did not want to leave without a coin (8zl) commemorating Copernicus. Overall, it was a good,... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The house is beautiful with many drawings of the zodiac, people, and influences. It would have been nice to have had a brochure in English with more of Copernicus' biography. My kids were asking questions about his contribution to astronomy, it would have been good to give them something. The staff was friendly, interesting, and worth the 30 minutes we... More 

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Holt, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I was looking forward to vising Dom Kopernika to learn more about Copernicus' life and mostly, how and why he was motivated to alter the course of scientific observation when he put the Sun at the center of the Solar System. I also wanted to learn more about his life and his family. Instead, I saw many displays of copies... More 

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The house itself was of interest but most of the displays were of Copernicus's work. The layouts don't flow very well and we kept being turned around to move onto the next bit. The info on the upper floors were a bit more interesting.

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Warsaw
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The House of Copernicus is a lovely old apartment house. Its is worth admiring ,,,just from a street view. I regret to say it but there was really limited amount of thing that met our expectation and very few items really linked to life of Nicolaus Copernicus. Despite the fact that he was born there you can hardy feel a... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I thought Copernicus museum was quite boring, with not enought things - or interesting, for that matter - about the scientist, and not even near enough information about who he was or his life. I don't recommend it.

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Moscow, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Well the house looks very attractive and inner environment also. But the exhibition is really borring. There is almost nothing interesting to see, a few star maps, some tools and books and that's it. I was dissapointed a bit. For that fee it could have been way more interesting.

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Pszczyna, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The fact that this was the house of the great astronomer is itself fascinating. The museum is comfy and tells a lot and more about Nick, his discoveries and astronomy in general. What fascinated me most was the zodiak maps of the sky everywhere and the first edition of De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium (though a replica). Yet, it's not so... More 

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