Nature And Forest Museum - Bialowieza National Park

Nature And Forest Museum - Bialowieza National Park

Nature And Forest Museum - Bialowieza National Park
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Nature and Forest Museum is the oldest museum in the Polish national parks. Its traditions reach back to the interwar period, and its collection includes many precious scientific collections and rare specimens. BNP Nature and Forest Museum is housed in a modern building, which in an innovative and attractive manner exhibits natural collections, ranging from zoology, through botany ending with historic use of the forest. processes characteristic for the Bialowieża National Park receive special focus. Permanent exposition presents the most characteristic forest communities of the forest, including riverine forest, alder carr, decidous lime-hornbeam-oak forest, pine forest, boreal sprucebog), ecological processes (e.g. tree decomposition stages) and natural phenomena (e.g. extraordinary number of species of fungi and animal world). The culture related section of the exhibit is devoted to presentation of the types of historic use of the Forest over the span of several centuries (haymaking, bee keeping, processing wood into turpentine and charcoal, narrow gauge forest trains). All the nature-related issues are divided into thematic blocks with the use of realistic pictures presenting animals, mushrooms and plants in their natural environments. A number of means of expression were used during design of the said pictures: scenic light, sounds (including natural sounds of birds and large mammals), large format coloured photographs, mock-up models. Computers equipped with touch screens (so-called multimedia stands) were installed on two exposition levels with the total area of 1500 m2, providing rapid and simplified access to additional information, supplementing information provided by the tour guide. Museum is prepared also to meet the needs of handicapped people. People on wheelchairs can visit the exhibition without any problems. They can also move between the building levels thanks to a platform and a lift, which were installed in the building especially for this purpose. The blind are allowed to examine selected exhibits using the sense of touch, though exclusively after a prior curator's consent.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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matthewandpaula
Winchester, UK41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
This is well worth a visit. Its not really a Museum but is about 25 displays with explanations about the habitat of the forest. There's a little bit about the history too. Its an audio tour around the exhibits in a variety of languages including English. There's also a Tower included which allows excellent views over the forest.
Written August 25, 2019
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DeannaMaree
Le Creusot, Bourgogne, France10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
I think you can see just about every animal that exists in the forest in this museum (in stuffed form)! It's great for seeing up-close whatever you might have missed seeing live in the forest for yourself. I learnt a lot about the animals and really enjoyed how the scenes were layed out so that you could see a snapshot of the animals' lifestyle, without having to worry about mistreatment of living creatures. We did experience some limitations of the timed audio tour as mentioned by other reviewers, but we were expecting that thanks to the heads up, which helped it be less frustrating. Still, it was a great experience and I hope to go back again some day!
Written May 25, 2019
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ArjenKemper
Scheveningen, The Netherlands19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
The exhibition was divided into 20+ different scenes filled with animals, plants etc that make up the forest. At each scene something about the forest is explained. You are guided through by an audiotour. The scenes are only lighted up when you should be there according to the audiotour. If you however get a little stuck with your audiodevice or pause it you have to miss some of the information or walk behind and look at dark scenes. There is no option for a little pause. The info however is really good. Maybe a bit to dense if you're not a focused listener or get distracted easily. All in all worth the money (entrance fee is 15zł)
Written December 14, 2018
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CarloAndrea92
Bucharest, Romania2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
Zero flexibility. You have no other option than following the herd of people with you. A group of usually twenty people, including crying children and loud families probably more interested in a cheap weekend entertainment than in anything cultural. If you want to come back and see again something that moments ago caught your attention, well you simply cannot. That spot is not anymore lighted and you'll litteraly see nothing. You can only move on step by step close to the group. Like or not the people you are with. Good probably for families. Very bad for all those who want to take it slowly and dig deeper into things. Ah. The tower was also closed. So, total delusional for me.
Written July 11, 2021
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Evelien
18 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Everyone of us (6 people) missed the last 10 to 20 seconds of each part because the lights went out too fast so you had to start the new tape everytime before the one before that ended. Also while the person is speaking, you hear bird noises over it constantly, which is distracting and annoying. I couldnt hear what the person was saying. Instead of letting us hear the bird noises and thén afterwards do the talking, its all simultaneous. Its very distracting. That was all disappointing, because i think it would be a very fun exhibition if these things got fixed. The people speaking were good in english.
Written July 31, 2018
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Oliwia S
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
The museum is great! I did not expect such an amazing museum experience! I loved how this exhibition was organized and I really learned so much about the animals, forest and the whole eco system. I can definitely recommend it!
Written October 7, 2018
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands5,364 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
Colossal building in the Palace Park. There is not only a museum with an observation tower, but also a hotel and a restaurant in the same complex.

It is only possible to visit the museum as part of a group. You get an audio device and are led through the exhibition. Each exhibit has a number and lights up as the group arrives, the other exhibits are in the dark. Very frustating if you want to take more time to listen and observe. It also takes some time to work out how the audio device works. Not easy as you are in the dark most of the time.

I liked the exhibits. They are better than on the pictures. Often you can hear the sounds of birds, deer and bison in the forest. Though there are a lot of stuffed animals on display, attention is also given to the ecosystems and the vital role of insects. The history of the national park is explained as well.

Very instructive.

Do not forget to visit the observation tower at the end of the tour. It is included in the price. The view is not spectacular, but well enough to enjoy.

Last tour starts at 15:50. Museum closes at 16:00. Group exit at 16:30.
Entrance fee 15 Zloty (11 Zloty for students and seniors).
Written July 4, 2018
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Thomas F
Bullaren, Sweden38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Solo
Cool presentation of the exibithion, "forces" you to see all parts of it since the light is time controlled. Takes around 50 min.
Written April 26, 2018
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Gina KD
Prague, Czech Republic317 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
This museum is very nice and you can see many displays with animals, birds and insects from Bialowieza forest. The exposition is quite extensive and it will take around one hour and a half. Each person gets an electronic guide and listens to the description of the scene. Each scene is timed and if you linger to much you can miss the full description. The light turns on and off at each display based on the motion of the whole group. Please have in mind that you need to leave some deposit for the electronic guide. You will get it back as soon as you return the divice.
Written August 6, 2017
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HomelessSu
Bangkok, Thailand60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Family
Not a whole lot of signage to the museum but not too difficult to find. Nice building, and well laid out but seems like the only way you can do it is with scheduled entry times and audio guides. Very informative, with a lot of detailed information. The tour takes about an hour, and you walk through exhibits of stuffed animals.
Written May 15, 2017
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