The Lublin Open Air Village Museum

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The Lublin Open Air Village Museum

The Lublin Open Air Village Museum
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9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The Lublin Open Air Village Museum was established in 1970. Set in 60 acres of picturesque land it is one of the largest open air museums in Poland. The area is composed of several parts reflecting particular geographical units of Lublin region. Our Museum preserves the historic images of villages, manors and provincial towns with their regional characteristic features of buildings and settlement layouts. Field crops, gardens and livestock enrich the open air museum exhibition. Customs, rituals and daily work of people living in the past are recreated thanks to the abundance of exhibits. At present, traditional rural architecture of Lublin Upland, Roztocze and Vistula River Region is represented, whereas Podlasie as well as Bug River Region are still under construction. The image of the past is complemented by a provincial town and a manor house accompanied by a park. What you may find particularly appealing about the Museum are the 17th century Roman Catholic church and th
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skink
Falls Church, VA534 contributions
This museum of rural Polish houses and village life is definitely worth a visit if you find yourself in Lublin for few days. The array of homes from regions in Eastern Poland is fascinating but will take some walking as the exhibits are spread out over a large area. You will need a good two to three hours to take it all in. The museum is easily accessible by public transport from downtown Lublin.
Written October 9, 2021
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daesquiv
San Jose, Costa Rica645 contributions
Very nice open space that recreates old villages and homes from this region.
You can easily spend here half a day and this is a perfect place to bring kids. They can interact with the livestock (horses, cows, hen, goats and others).

Normal tickets cost 18pln for the whole day.

There are plenty of areas, benches where you can have a picnic or you can also buy food at the restaurant where they serve normal food.

The areas could be better maintained but still very nice place to enjoy the afternoon.
Written June 6, 2021
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Ernie H
Cardiff, UK1,624 contributions
Couples
We caught a number 18 bus to the site. Need a dry day I would suggest as there is plenty of walking to do to see the whole site. Our visit was about 3 and a half hours and we covered everything that was open. The restaurant and exhibits in Manor house open after 31 March. The animals were in their pens this time of year and they probably wished they weren't with spring underway! Some of the buildings were closed (around the lake) as they obviously suffered thatch damage over the winter. Buildings in the 'town area' were locked but a very nice fellow opened them for us and explained what they were about, excellent customer experience. The lady at the cash desk wasn't an English speaker but gave us an english plan to navigate the site. There were also numerous staff on site maintaining buildings, the grounds and cleansing duties. An enjoyable time. We caught the bus 20 back to town.
Written March 17, 2017
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NB1957
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We were so lucky to have a cloudless sky on a lovely autumn day. The entry price is very reasonable and it is a 15 minute bus ride from central Lublin. It is so well laid out, you feel as if you are in the countryside as you walk down lanes and paths between the buildings. They have managed to retain a naturalness which can be absent from museums of this type. There are goats, sheep, horses, chickens etc and these all add to feelings of authenticity. The highlight for me was the lake with the backdrop of buildings on the low hillside opposite. Initially I was not sure how much I wanted to visit but having been it was a real highlight and not to be missed, beautifully done.
Written October 7, 2017
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Domson B
London, UK99 contributions
Friends
Absolutely cool place for picnic with family or friends on sunny day. Buildings from XVIII XIX century so it's a really nice time travel. Tickets are cheap and there are English speaking guid tours.
Written March 8, 2017
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Anne H
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Solo
Is allright nice trip back into history sadly missing english explination
It was good to see all the different styles over the ages
Written September 1, 2016
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Pawel T
Phoenix, Arizona, USA46 contributions
Friends
Definitely worth seeing. Collection of buildings and artifacts showing a village life before modernity.
Written August 17, 2016
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PannaSZ
Krakow, Poland91 contributions
Couples
We've been to a similar place before but this museum tops it all. Apart from all the old style cottages (with many great items inside, paintings, furniture), it has a mini town indise, with different shops and services (post, dentist, barber, bar, etc). There is a stable, don't forget to pay horses a visit. There is also a lovely mansion, 2 churches, a windmill, lakes and great views. Arrive early to ommit crowds, around 11 the place was full with kids groups, they effectively block access to cottages. Book 2-3 hours on a sunny day to have a relaxing stroll. Ticket 12 pln, parking for free.
Written August 16, 2016
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piviero
Warsaw, Poland107 contributions
Couples
Once you go there - please remember it should be eye opener. It shows how people really, REALLY lived 120 - 150 years ago. What kind of tensions were present. Why so many fleed to US. Why communism was born. Try to be wiser after such visit.
Written June 21, 2016
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Lynn B
London, UK83 contributions
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This wonderful museum is to be found on the outskirts of Lublin, just a short bus ride from the old town. To go to the door take bus 18 or 21 and get off at the Skansen.

The entrance fee was 12.50 PLN, which includes a map and, if you are lucky, a guide to some of the buildings. You can buy souvenirs and postcards from the small shop.

Why go there? The museum recreates a Central European / Polish village on the cusp of a war which changed Europe forever. It differs from similar museums around Europe in that each building has provenance and the guides can tell you the stories behind the buildings and their owners. As it was a time of change, you have a wooden windmill sitting close by to a post and telegraph office, see a priest's house where they listened to a radio yet cooked on a wood burning stove and see modern technology in it's early stages of development. The old ways were changing and that is clearly shown here. There is also a reminder of outside events in the form if the Jewish house cobbled together from different houses because, of course, there was an attempt to eradicate Jewish communities.

Alongside, the houses and traditional buildings there are live animals and flower gardens.

I think you could easily spend one or the hours here. If you are lucky enough to meet one of the curators then they will fill in the background to the buildings for you. It is one of the best of its kind I have visited.
Written August 13, 2015
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