Visiting open air museum in Wdzydze Kiszewskie
An open air museum in Wdzydze Kiszewskie stretches upon 22 ha of the area located at the bank of the beautiful Lake Gołuń. It is a magical place. It is located in heart of Kashubia - region in the Pomeranian Voivodship, Poland.
The Teodora and Izydor Gulgowski Kashubian Ethnographical Park - so is the official name of the museum - exhibits collections of buildings and artefacts from 17th till 20th century from regions of Kashubia and Kociewie.
The folk museum in Wdzydze Kiszewskie was established in 1906 and it is first an open air museum on Polish land.
Its founders Teodora and Izydor Gulgowski bought the 18th-century cottage of a rich peasant. The cottage and its furnishings were the beginning of the rich collection. The collection consisted of typical of those times household and farm objects, precious headdresses decorated with golden embroidery, glass paintings and pottery.
Nowadays area of the folk art museum is built up with 49 objects of regional architecture. Carefully renovated cottages, manors, a school, smithy, windmills, churches, farm buildings, craftsmen’s workshops and faithfully reconstructed interiors furnished authentically, testify the richness and variety of rural art of Kashubia and Kociewie.
The museum is opened all year long. It is located 16 km from Kościerzyna and 72 from Gdańsk on the territory of Wdzydze Landscape Park.
You can also read other articles about Kashubia:
- Kashubia - region of beautiful lakes and green forests
- Lovely October morning in Ogonki in the Kashubia, Poland
- Lake Wdzydze - "Kashubian Sea"
- Visiting open air museum in Wdzydze Kiszewskie
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