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The Living Museum of Gingerbread

Rabianska 9, Torun 87-100, Poland
+48 56 663 66 17
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The Living Museum of Gingerbreads in Toruń is the first so interactive museum in Europe. It has existed since 2006 and it is located at 9 Rabiańska street, in the middle of the city center. It all takes place in the Medieval Bakery under the watchful eyes of Gingerbread Master. Visitors prepare dough by themselves and bake their own gingerbreads. Another floor is a manufacturing room from the early 20th century where we teach how to decorate gingerbreads with an icing. We welcome all those who want to learn about the tradition of baking gingerbreads in Toruń and its medieval culture. All of this happens in a fantastic atmosphere with a great deal of humor. The visit in our Museum is fun and joy for everyone, no matter what age you are.
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“make your own” (20 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Rabianska 9, Torun 87-100, Poland
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+48 56 663 66 17
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting place to visit. We made a reservation to be there when the experience was presented in English, but our scheduled placed us there for a Polish speaker class instead. Therefore, a translator was provided for my husband and myself. The costumed performers did a...More

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Muzeum_Piernika, The Bakers at The Living Museum of Gingerbread, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Big thank you for your review! Speaking of air conditioning: we're fireing up the thing tomorrow:)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to know the story about Ginger Bread this museum is worth a visit. You can buy nice sweets in the shop. Maybe a little overpriced one could say but still a good expirience.

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Muzeum_Piernika, The Bakers at The Living Museum of Gingerbread, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, we're glad you liked it! May you have many more grand trips!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the museum with my daughter but was disappointed because everything was in Polish and there wasn't a disclaimer that that would be the only language spoken. So my daughter and I paid for the ticket and went through the whole dramatic performance without...More

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Muzeum_Piernika, The Bakers at The Living Museum of Gingerbread, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are sorry it wasn't as fun as you would expect it. However, we run english (or bilingual tours) everyday at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Had you booked your tickets for either of these two shows that day you would have been spoken english...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this. It was so entertaining. It is like theatre with the master and the witch telling the story of gingerbread, the ingredients used and their history. Then you get your own piece of gingerbread dough to knead and pick a mould to press...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had gone on a Sunday while in Bydgoszcz but by 2 was already booked so we returned on a Tuesday and the crowds were less. We didn't have a reservation but many have recommended it. The main unusual attraction is the making of a...More

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Muzeum_Piernika, The Bakers at The Living Museum of Gingerbread, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're glad liked the tour. We run english or bilingual shows twice a day: at 1.p.m. and 4 p.m. If you'd taken part in that show you would've known your gingebread is more like souvenir than anything else. Edible gingerbread baked by professionals can be...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the visit to this museum but disappointed because they don’t take necessary precautions so that you could taste the cookie at the end of experience. Also we bought tickets for English tour in advance but it was presented first in polish then Russian...More

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Muzeum_Piernika, The Bakers at The Living Museum of Gingerbread, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are sorry it wasn't what you thought it would be. Unfortunately we didn't know that group would have their own interpreter. Shows at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. are often bilingual. Had we known that group had their own interpreter we would've tried to...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2018

While visiting Bydgoszcz, we decided to take a day trip to Torun, which was easy and cheap to access by train. Having seen this museum online beforehand, we knew we just had to try it, and it was a good thing we booked tickets in...More

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Muzeum_Piernika, The Bakers at The Living Museum of Gingerbread, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! We're having now sort of a heat wave and it is hot, indeed. Working ovens don't help either. Good news is air conditioning is already installed and it will be in operation from tomorrow:)

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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Our group visited on June 26. An excellent history of gingerbread. A great story as to how it was developed Plan on spending at least an hour. Highly recommend if you are in the area as it is one of the highlights of the town

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Muzeum_Piernika, The Bakers at The Living Museum of Gingerbread, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Big thank you for your review! It is an interesting story, is in it? Cheers!

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Reviewed 26 June 2018

The staff were very professional and alternated between Polish and English with great ease. There was quite a long talk before making a gingerbread in the mold of your choosing and it is then baked but because it is not made under hygienic conditions you...More

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Muzeum_Piernika, The Bakers at The Living Museum of Gingerbread, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! Five hundred years ago there wouldn't be any health and safety!

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Reviewed 17 June 2018

Reasonable price, discount for kids and pensioners, unfortunately we did not notice that at 1 pm the show is two-language and it was a big messy....nice service, however the lady leading the show a bit murmuring.

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Muzeum_Piernika, The Bakers at The Living Museum of Gingerbread, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. It is usually bilingual as it's high peak season from early May to the end of summer. Thanks!

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Billie B
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Yes, there are tours in English. :) just let them know when you book the tickets.
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