Museum of Soap and History of Dirt

Museum of Soap and History of Dirt, Bydgoszcz: Hours, Address, Museum of Soap and History of Dirt Reviews: 4.5/5

Museum of Soap and History of Dirt

Museum of Soap and History of Dirt
4.5
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Do you know who was the dirtiest king in a human history? When the first soap was produced? What is soap made of? All of that and much more you will get know in Museum of Soap and History of Dirt. We are pleased to invite you to one of the most interesting places in Bydgoszcz and one of the most unique museum in the world. Visit to the museum starts with washing hands in old - fashioned way and soap workshops during which you will be accompanied and instructed by our soap assistants. Meanwhile your soap will get dry, you will have oportunity to learn some information about history of dirt and get know all soapy secrets... We are certified as "The Best Tourism Product 2017" by the Polish Tourist Organization.
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Maelicordia
Lodz, Poland406 contributions
Couples
Fun workshops to make your own soap accompanied by a museum tour. Good way to spend time with tour children and learn something about the past and changing views on taking baths. Great and original initiative. You get tourself your own soap. The only problem was that the groups were too big so not all people saw and heard what the guide said and shown.
Written August 16, 2020
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We always carry about our guests and trying to let everybody hear and see everything :) Thanks for your visit!
Written August 19, 2020
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Alexandru Danciu
Krakow, Poland1 contribution
Couples
We visited the museum during our vacation in Bydgoszcz and i can say it was fun. The history of soap and cleaning was presented in a very fun and explicit manner. We got to buy different types of soaps and last but not least we managed to create oir own soap.
Written August 16, 2020
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Funny and explicit tours are our specials. Thanks for a visit :)
Written August 19, 2020
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Agata W
Warsaw, Poland413 contributions
This is an incredible place to visit when in Bydgoszcz. A booked in advance tour lasted an hour and it was a really good spend hour. I needed to change the day and time of my tour and it was no problem at all. A huge advantage. The group was small (approx. 6 people) and therefore the workshop and tour was simply a pleasure. Great touring with passionate guide who explained everything with matter-of-fact and big sense of humor. I didn't feel like learning about the history at all. Nice shopping available on the spot.
Written November 28, 2021
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Alex T
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Friends
The hours posted are not accurate to when you can actually see the museum. We were told we can’t enter because there was no English tour today, we would’ve been willing to pay for the Polish tour just to go in and see the museum. However, the man working the front desk was rather rude and shut us out.
Written December 1, 2021
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We sincerely apologize for the whole situation. We will try to prevent it from happening again.
Written July 3, 2022
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Aneta R
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Couples
Good idea but average experience, a couple of rooms filled with objects historically used to maintain hygiene, with a tour guide commentary. Probably fun for the kids. This is absolutely not the best museum in Poland.
Written July 13, 2022
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Biglad66
England44 contributions
Friends
A friend and I were in Bydgoszcz for a long weekend and we went in here not really knowing what to expect.

it is probably not the place to be for 10 boozy lads but well worth a visit for half an hour – it is a lot of fun (even for us two late 40 something blokes). The tour is very interesting and you get to make some soap! The tour lasts around 30 minutes and covers the history of soap and cleaning from Ancient Babylon times to modern day.

The young lady who showed us around spoke impeccable English and was an excellent guide.

As other people on here have said - it is well worth a visit!
Written November 13, 2014
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SweetDoll
Ireland31 contributions
Family
I was looking for some interesting things to do with my kids in Bydgoszcz.
I searched the internet and I found that museum.
We love soaps so the museum was a must.
The ticket was only 39 zl for 4 of us and we were invited to wash our hand first. Then we went to a place were you could make your own soap.
My boys ( 5 & 6 yrs old) absolutely loved it.
You could choose a shape , a smell and colour. Great!
Then we were listening to the history of soap.
That guy with a beard and glasses is a huge asset to that place. Everything what he said was said in a very interesting manner. Great job.
We had so much fun.
Highly recommended!
Written July 28, 2017
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stefania m
Thessaloniki Region, Greece13 contributions
Friends
I visited the museum a few months ago and I must admit that it was better than I thought. The staff was polite and there was a guided tour in English (as i don't speak Polish). And though sometimes I couldn't understand what the guide was saying it was generally good, interactive and interesting. The best part was that you get to make your own soap, combining different materials and flavours, which you take as a souvenir.
Written May 1, 2017
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Hoggan67
Dollar, UK142 contributions
Couples
Tiny little museum best suited for families with young kids, you get a 30 min tour in English but you have to book ahead, get a little history of soap production in the town and in general. It was interesting.
We were sat at a tiny table I am guessing more suited to kids and then we made soap. I had to bite my lip to stop laughing, as I say my wife made us go. Take the kids.
Written June 27, 2016
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mrsMaus
Gdynia, Poland155 contributions
I visited this museum by chance when visiting the city for a day trip, as it is situated on the backside street in the heart of the Old Town. There I could not only sightsee some interesting displays of how people took care of hygeine, but also take part in soap making workshops. That was great experience. I loved that the offer was dedicated to people of all age, so everyone could have chance to manufacture their own glycerine soap.
In this tiny place there is a shop, too, where You can buy for good money, high quality ecological body care products e.g. salt peeling.
To sum up, if You want to spend Your time with a difference just visit this place and let yourself feel clean.
Written March 26, 2016
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