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Address: Kopernika 15/17, Torun 87-100, Poland
Phone Number: +48 56 660 56 12
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The Division of the Museum is located in two Gothic tenement houses, one of...

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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Be in the footprint of Copennicus!

It was a protocolar visit with a guide who was very well prepared from the Copernicus' family. Inside the are not big things but worth a visit.

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
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Veszprem, Hungary
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Beauly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting place and full of facts I never new regarding this man . Very educational and worth a visit

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

this is definitely worth going to. Copernicus' house has been restored into a sweet little museum with interesting artifacts. The price is very reasonable and it's an easy walk from the town square. A good thing to do while in the home town of a famous and important scientist!

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Veszprem, Hungary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

It was a protocolar visit with a guide who was very well prepared from the Copernicus' family. Inside the are not big things but worth a visit.

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Thank Andras54
Witham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

This house was bold on the outside and very appealing to the eye! The inside was very interesting with its rich history and architecture! I had an interesting visit here and l would recommend a visit here

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Thank mowden
Krakow, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

The building itself is really interesting if only because it shows what a house of a rich Torunian at the peak of the Middle Ages looked like. As for the artefacts connected with Copernicus himself they are very few.

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Thank MariuszMis
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Mose of the things in the museum are replicas - But the house is real and the displays give a good feel to the place Badly needs a film show to set the context - But the speed they push school trips through would probably prevent this

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Exeptionally interesting to walk around Copernicus' house and the museum staff is extremely friendly and informative.

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Thank Anitta2015
Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Interesting but not enough information in English about Copernicus his life and his work. Poorly organised museum in a nice building.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Copernicus went to school in Kraków and spent little of his life in Torun. The museum is really small and not too well kept. Reportedly not many miles away you may find a more impressive tower that Copernicus used for his studies.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This is a very traditional musuem - glass boxes, papers. old things. But there is a lot of life into it if you have a tour guide who talks to you about life of Nicolas Copernicus, his family, education and work.

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