Muzeum Archeologiczne w Biskupinie

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Muzeum Archeologiczne w Biskupinie

Muzeum Archeologiczne w Biskupinie
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endrju_74
By endrju_74
Biskupin
Sep 2019
This is probably one of most famous places in Polnad, it would be hard to find anyone in the country who didn't hear the name Biskupin. It all started in 1933, when during drainage works they lowered the water level in the lake, and started to find some strange items. But it wasn't till local teacher Walenty Szwajcer came across one of those ancient objects, to realise that this was quite special. They quickly informed the univeristy scientists from Poznań, and soon after Biskupin wasn't just a small unknown village anymore. They discovered a whole gród (medieval fortified wooden settlement) pretty much intact. The archeological excavations were continued during WWII, and after that till about mid seveties of 20th century. In 1950 a small museum has been established, which grew and grew, to became a huge complex, after last, recent investements. The gród itself is covered with soil and mud again, what we can see, is a replica made for tourists needs. But exept from that well known sight of one alley of the former gród, the museum offers many more settlements from medieval times, all reconstructed here, to show different ways of living, back in the day. Visiting the replica of the gród takes about 15 minutes, but the circular walk around every little settlement, with discovering stories about them, takes well over an hour in some speed. Restaurants and souvenir shops also available. Huge car park at the entrance. Railway stop on Żnin narrow gauge railway right by the entrance, thou those trains run very limited shedule outside summer holidays. Definitelly a must see for anyone, even if the core findings from 1933 are now somewhat overwhelmed by all those recent additions.

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endrju_74
Ipswich, UK4,851 contributions
Sep 2019
This is probably one of most famous places in Polnad, it would be hard to find anyone in the country who didn't hear the name Biskupin. It all started in 1933, when during drainage works they lowered the water level in the lake, and started to find some strange items. But it wasn't till local teacher Walenty Szwajcer came across one of those ancient objects, to realise that this was quite special. They quickly informed the univeristy scientists from Poznań, and soon after Biskupin wasn't just a small unknown village anymore. They discovered a whole gród (medieval fortified wooden settlement) pretty much intact. The archeological excavations were continued during WWII, and after that till about mid seveties of 20th century. In 1950 a small museum has been established, which grew and grew, to became a huge complex, after last, recent investements. The gród itself is covered with soil and mud again, what we can see, is a replica made for tourists needs. But exept from that well known sight of one alley of the former gród, the museum offers many more settlements from medieval times, all reconstructed here, to show different ways of living, back in the day. Visiting the replica of the gród takes about 15 minutes, but the circular walk around every little settlement, with discovering stories about them, takes well over an hour in some speed. Restaurants and souvenir shops also available. Huge car park at the entrance. Railway stop on Żnin narrow gauge railway right by the entrance, thou those trains run very limited shedule outside summer holidays. Definitelly a must see for anyone, even if the core findings from 1933 are now somewhat overwhelmed by all those recent additions.
Written April 23, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Terri H
New York City, NY125 contributions
May 2014 • Couples
This is a real archeological site, discovered in the 1930's by a teacher on a hike who found old foundations in shallow water. It became an active dig and it was soon determined that the fortification was dated back to the Iron Age. It's very interesting to see the rebuilt fortification and get a sense of what life was like almost three thousand years ago. Besides the actual site there are also medieval villages and an indoor museum building explaining the evolution of society in Europe. There's also a boat ride around the lake and a narrow gauge railroad ride that look like fun for families with kids.
Written May 12, 2014
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Gunilla L
18 contributions
Sep 2017
An archeological village with lots of houses where you really can see haw life used to be some thousand years ago.
Especially if you go there the third week in september, when there is a great festival and lots of people showing how articraft was done at that time.
Written October 3, 2017
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Paco F
Castellón de la Plana, Spain195 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
The place has been inhabited since the Bronze Age. As you stroll through the recint, you can visit reconstructions of the different settlements established in the place, coupled with informative panels that help you to understand the early origins of the Polish nation. If you visit it in summer, don´t miss the chance to go to the place using the narrow gauge train departing from the nearly town of Znin.
Written August 23, 2016
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CrazyOctopus
Naklo nad Notecia, Poland129 contributions
Sep 2015 • Family
It is an open air museum, with houses from hundreds of years ago. Great idea for a day out with children, especially in the summer and during festivals that are organized sometimes in the museum.
Written April 21, 2016
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UlaTravels
Warsaw, Poland62 contributions
Dec 2012 • Friends
I enjoyed open air museum Biskupin very much. It is good place for single trip and for family. The Biskupin site is a fortified settlement in Poland, occupied between the Late Bronze and early Iron ages. Biskupin is called "the first city in Poland land". It is also known as "Polish Pompeii". It was discovered in the 1930 and opened as a museum . If you are with chilren you will enjoy also Dinosaurus park, which is just 12 kms from Biskupin
Written March 23, 2013
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kenny_krk
Krakow, Poland600 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
Cool historical site, especially meaningful to Poles. Very nice to walk around to see excavations and reconstructions. Though, 50% of experience is the events that take place regularly - crafts, archery, dancing, cuisine... be sure to check calendar on the museum website when planning a visit.
Written June 11, 2019
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kubusieq
Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland67 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
If You are in Torun/Bydgoszcz, find a day to visit it. I recommend to leave a car in Żnin and take an old train to Biskupin, fun for kids. Reserve hole day. The castle and area around is very extensive. It worth to see it.
Written February 11, 2019
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Anka P
Krakow, Poland67 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
This museum is without doubts the best open air museum in Poland. Must see for all those who would like to go into details of Polish history, and beginings of Polish state. Well preserved and restored, with huge amount of knowledge you can take out of there. Worth to mention is that there is a cultivation of some antient plants and mini zoo, and many, many other atractions.
Written August 16, 2018
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Singent
Halifax, Canada809 contributions
Sep 2016 • Family
While visiting our family in Poland, we decided to visit the Muzeum Archeologiczne w Biskupinie. It turned out to be an incredible visit.

We parked our vehicle in Wenecja, where there are small scale train exhibits, the best part is that you can take one of these trains directly to the archeological site.

When we arrived, it was as though we stepped back in time, way back in time. There was an area where you could visit bread making, black smithing, wood carving, pottery making, basket making, leather crafting and there was so much more. Many of these work areas had crafts for sale and the prices were very reasonable considering the work involved. Every craftsperson was warm, friendly and happy to share their knowledge about the work they were performing. Within minutes you felt as though you were a part of the experience and not just a visitor.

We spent most of the day at Muzeum Archeologiczne and we wished we had more time. This was the best historic re-enactment site that my husband and I have ever visited. Our cousins have two small children under the age of five and they had a great time, too. There really is something for almost everyone here.

Written October 9, 2016
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