Old Town Hall
Old Town Hall
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ersatzs66
United Kingdom160 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Solo
The wood work and plaster work on show here in the old town hall is sublime. Being free on Monday to visit the museum is an added bonus. That said, I was put off going up the tower by a member of staff who said that, pandemic or no pandemic, there is no limit on how long visitors can remain there. I returned when they opened at 10 am the following day, bought the necessary... and left the building nineteen minutes later.
Written August 23, 2020
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Kyrylo Horiachyi
Katy Rybackie, Poland7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
As a pin point of the city, the best place to start your exploration of Toruń. There is an exhibition and a town hall tower that, frankly, deserves to visit. The steps could be difficult, but a view is gorgeous! Decent prices.
Written July 18, 2022
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mariha2912
Delphi,Greece6,765 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2011
Torun town Hall is an historic building, hosting a suprisingly interesting museum, the regional museum (muzeum Okregowe).
This museums features a great, large collection of paintings, of many different artists,eras,styles and themes. But not only. There is silverware collection. There is woodwork and ironwork. There are religious icons, items and statues. There are mideval tills and archetectural parts rescued from buildings in the wider Torun area. There are every day use mideval items and armoury. There is glasswork and statues.
In general not what you'd expect from a museum in a small (althoug historical) country town. I visited on winter, and place was very peacefull and quiet.Some maintenance work was thankfully taking place,as there seemed to be a huge cracking on a wall in the second floor. I wouldn't like to see this place closed for a long time, or even worse left to collapse or something, so I am gratefull thast action is taken to rescue it. Even if you are not too much into arts or history, I urge you to spend a visit in this museum. It's really worthing it!
Written March 9, 2011
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Susan B
Coventry, UK62 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
We decided to go up the tower. Phew what a climb!!! Worth it for the panoramic views. Didn't go into the main museum.
Written October 6, 2016
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LincolnshireBilly
Lincolnshire287 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Solo
Apparently this is the only historic town that was not damaged during the second world war. Its ramparts are largely intact and spectacular and inside are many old buildings and streets. Much of the old town is pedestrianised, so a stroll around was a pleasure.
Written November 22, 2014
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daesquiv
San Jose, Costa Rica638 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Couples
For a few Zlotys you can visit this museum and choose pay a little more (17pln total) and get a ticket combining the museum and the tower from where you can see amazing views of the town and river. The museum itself is very interesting and you can see historic stages of Torun (even modern ones). You will also find a very good Rembrandt section here.

It is definitely worth it.
Written September 30, 2014
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Paul B
London, UK13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Family
We visited Torun in the beginning of July 2012.

We drove from Kornik to Torun on the new Auto Route which took about 2.5 hours. The journey was not a problem as the roads are now very good.

We arrived at Torun and were greeted by a magnificent Iron Bridge, it really is impressive (we had a little time to inspect it as traffic was a little slow and only way into Torun !) and caught our first glimpse of the huge river that dominates the entire City.

Found a parking space quickly in secure car park in the centre of the City and set off on foot to have a look around.

The first thing that really hit me was how clean the whole city was, no rubbish, no dog mess, not even a cigarette butt, and this really makes a very pleasant suprise for somebody who comes from the UK and is used to filthy uncared for streets.

The whole of the city has a very "continental" feel, obvious statement i know but not usual for Poland. Bars and cafe on streets, nice restaurants, buskers adding to atmosphere and lot and lots of families with kids really enjoying themselves. Clean, safe and friendly.

There are lots of attractions from the old castle ruins that the kids love to climb on, boat trips on the river, cheap restaurants, bakeries and lovely cake shops. All essential when travelling with my wife and kids !!

The architecture is lovely and I could happily spend the day wandering around looking at the wonderful buildings, museums, town hall, tower etc.

All in all we had a really lovely day out and would recommend anybody who has a day to spare to go and visit.
Written July 17, 2012
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Rafal W
Skoki, Poland1,456 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Sitting nearly exactly in the middle of the Old Town Square Market, Torun's Gothic Town Hall was constructed in years 1391-1399 in place of older merchant house, under supervision of local town builder, Master Andrzej. Privilege for its construction was granted by Konrad von Wallenrode, Grand Master of Teutonic Order. However, privilege was granted when construction was already under its way. From the older edifice only tower has been preserved and incorporated into new building. Two extra floors were added to the tower and its roof was covered with characteristic Gothic spire that survived until siege of 1703 when it was destroyed during city bombardment. Town Hall was erected on rectangular plan with inner yard, access to which was provided by four gates. On the ground floor of the east wing of the Town Hall so called "rich stalls"and "bread benches" were located. West wing was reserved for "cloth hall". In its north-east corner was placed town's weigh room, and in its north-west corner court room was located. On the first floor there was city council hall. The biggest room of the first floor was Grand Hall, reserved for special events. And in north-east corner of the first floor there was Royal Hall, where, on 17th of June 1501 King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, John I Albert (Jan I Olbracht) has died. On the second floor, added in years 1602 1605, armoury and library were located. Adding second floor to the Town Hall building was a part of its general reconstruction in Mannerism style. However, architect Anthonis van Obberghen, who was, probably, responsible for rebuilding plans, has retained Gothic character of the Town Hall. About the same time, Town Hall's interiors were lavishly decorated, although, most of those decorations was destroyed during a fire caused by city bombardment in 1703. In years 1722 - 1737 Town Hall was reconstructed, and Baroque avant-corps was added on the west side of the building. This was replaced with neo-Gothic one in 1869. Also, in 19th century some of the interiors were remodelled. And finally, in years 1957 - 1964 general reconstruction works took place, along with its adaptation for museum purposes. During this renovation, 19th century partition walls were demolished, and some of the old medieval architectonic features were unveiled. Today, Old Town Hall houses Regional Museum of Torun where you can find some fine specimens of Gothic art, like 14th century stained glass windows. There's also open access to Town Hall's tower with beautiful view at Old Town. Admission fee is cheap, although you'll need separate tickets for museum and tower. Even so, it's still cheap.
Written October 13, 2019
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Marek U
Warsaw, Poland371 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
This is a town hall typical for wealthy and important trade hubs like medieval Toruń. Inside, there a city museum with many interesting exhibits and hall tower with magnificent view at the whole city.
Written July 31, 2019
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retireeVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,829 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Torun, an important trading city in medieval times, had an immense Town Hall which took up almost all of the space on the cobbled square. This red brick building, dated to the 14th century, was formed by 4 connected buildings having a courtyard in the middle. We walked through the middle exterior door in the complex, then, through the courtyard, in order to reach the entry door to the museum.

The museum displays are on 3 floors of the Town Hall. These floors were once used as follows: the ground floor - used by the merchants as their Cloth Hall and as a court room; the first floor - used as Town Council meeting rooms; the second floor - used as the Grand Hall for entertaining royals. The tall Tower which was used as a treasury, armory, watch tower, and a prison, had no displays, but visitors can climb up to the top for views over the city. These 3 floors now hold artefacts from Torun' s past.

On the ground floor, where Gothic vaulting in the spacious hallway can be seen, we looked at medieval Church art displays - triptych altars with painted figures in religious scenes, parts of stained glass windows, paintings with religious figures, religious sculptures. One horrific sculpture showed Jesus, removed from his cross, with gaping wounds in the chest and feet, oozing blood that ran along arms and legs; blood also dribbled onto the forehead.

The ground floor, besides being the place where merchants had their stalls, also had a Judicial Hall. Pictures hung on the white walls showed what a medieval court room looked like.

Another display on the ground floor included artefacts from medieval life in Torun. The various objects on display showed their craftsmanship in weapons (crossbows, cannon, cannon balls), medieval armor (knight's suit of armor), plateware (pewter plates, cups), wood craft (an ink stamp). We also saw in this area a mannequin dressed in the clothing of a Teutonic Knight, a marble Copernicus sculpture, and a map of medieval Torun.

We skipped the display of minted coins.

Our visit to the ground floor took 1/2 hour.

Allow more time to visit the first and second floors. On the first floor were paintings of Torun's important bourgeois people in the 16th to 18th century including Copernicus, Polish kings, and Polish historical paintings. I regret not seeing the historical painting showing the signing of the peace treaty between the Polish king and nobles with the Teutonic Knights.This treaty was signed in Torun in the Artus Court across from the Town Hall because the citizens of Torun had been the first to rise up against the Teutonic Knights. The top floor had a collection of gold plateware and jewellery from a wealthy 17th century nobleman's house, more recent historical paintings done by artists like Matejko, and modern religious objects from both Protestant and Catholic churches.

The Town Hall museum, started in the mid-1800's, is the oldest in Poland and is worth a visit. For Teutonic Knight artefacts, visitors should go to see the castle ruins in another part of old Torun.
Written August 16, 2018
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