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House of Nicolas Copernicus Museum

Ul. Mikolaja Kopernika 15/17, Torun 87-100, Poland
+48 56 660 56 12
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The Division of the Museum is located in two Gothic tenement houses, one of which is supposedly the birthplace of the great astronomer, Nicholas Copernicus. One can visit there burgher`s interiors (the 16th-19th cent.) and get acquainted with their mediaeval design. Visitors can find there documents and mementos connected with the life and work of the great discoverer. In the basement of the House there is an interactive exhibition "The world of Toruń gingerbread". While visiting it guided by a townswoman tourists have opportunity to both taste and bake gingerbread, find out the details of gingerbread making history, as well as get acquainted with spices used to make this speciality of Toruń.
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Ul. Mikolaja Kopernika 15/17, Torun 87-100, Poland
+48 56 660 56 12
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was the home established by Copernicus' father, when he moved here from Krakow to marry an upper class Torun maiden. Originally, it was 2 adjoining townhomes, now houses an extensive museum of Copernicus' life and times. Unfortunately, it was not open when I visited,...More

Thank Quasimama
Reviewed September 9, 2017

Interesting house. Beautiful facade. Inside glimpses of house and set up. Some fascinating books. Would welcome more about his scientific contribution

Thank TMS44
Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

Don't get me wrong, if you're intrested in getting as many details as possible about Cipernicus related stuff, you'll find something for you in there. Otherwise, you won't be impressed. Rather standard "20th century style museum". Very friendly and helpfull staff.

Thank Bartłomiej Ś
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

Although this building did not belong to the Kopernik family - but it was chosen to show how the house and a life of a wealthy town citizen looked like at that time of 15-16 century.

Thank KathyPiaskowy
Reviewed August 17, 2017

Learning about Nicholas Copernicus as a child had quite an impact on me. The great leap forward that he achieved and how he had to face such closed minded opposition impressed me as heroic. It was good to experience a place closely connected with him....More

Thank Lavarcham
Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

The house is a re-construction of a medieval house of Copernicus’s days. There is no real evidences that the astronomist has born or lived in the house, but it is a very good example of medieval architecture and it is easy to imagine Copernicus living...More

Thank Loorelai
Reviewed August 4, 2017

This is a good look at how the houses were built at the time. The floor plan, the way stairs are used, how windows, doors, and spaces are laid out. Nothing from Nicolas' actual life is here. Some reproductions of astronomical instruments on on the...More

Thank GuyA473
Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

The house is interesting for a quick visit but there isn't much to look at and a lot of the explanation is only in Polish. My guidebook said there is a good film about the city but I didn't see any film being screened. Still,...More

Thank AnneG20
Reviewed June 27, 2017

It is just a nice house with few old furnitures, very boring, no new information and they are not even sure that it was the real house of Copernicus.

Thank Andris L
Reviewed June 27, 2017

If you are a student of history, mathematics, science or economics, you should visit this home. Consider the revolutionary belief of the heliocentric theory in 16th century Europe. When you visit this site and you view the scientific instruments used by Copernicus, then you can...More

Thank henry g
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