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House of Nicolas Copernicus Museum

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Address: Kopernika 15/17, Torun 87-100, Poland
Phone Number: +48 56 660 56 12
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The Division of the Museum is located in two Gothic tenement houses, one of...

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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As a source of information about Copernicus it is really good, on several floors there are many artefacts from his life. But the form of presentation is a little bit old fashion... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Martti V
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a source of information about Copernicus it is really good, on several floors there are many artefacts from his life. But the form of presentation is a little bit old fashion according to me, it should be more interactive. Can´t imagine it is attractive for kids.

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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although it's awe-inspiring to stand and look at the man's office with some of his tools, this museum could be so much more. The emphasis is simply on the house itself and its decor and furniture. And almost all explanatory notes are in Polish only.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty of displays but most do not offer English explanation...some displays like replicas of his equipment and his old rooms are self explanatory though...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

The house is a wonderful survival in a lovely preserved town. Easily reached from the main square, admission is only about £2.50 (11PLN?). The house has some furnishings from the past and a number of relics from the great man himself but building is the real star, like stepping back several centuries.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Some debate as to whether this actually was his birth place but still an attractive gothic mansion Displays are ok rather than brillant

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

It is important to go here, and I am glad I did. It was useful and interesting, although not thrilling. It did give me a chance to speak about science with the kids, so that is a plus.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

this is definitely worth going to. Copernicus' house has been restored into a sweet little museum with interesting artifacts. The price is very reasonable and it's an easy walk from the town square. A good thing to do while in the home town of a famous and important scientist!

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Veszprem, Hungary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

It was a protocolar visit with a guide who was very well prepared from the Copernicus' family. Inside the are not big things but worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

This house was bold on the outside and very appealing to the eye! The inside was very interesting with its rich history and architecture! I had an interesting visit here and l would recommend a visit here

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Krakow, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

The building itself is really interesting if only because it shows what a house of a rich Torunian at the peak of the Middle Ages looked like. As for the artefacts connected with Copernicus himself they are very few.

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