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Esken Family House - Torun History Museum

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Fascinating history

An excellent museum with displays covering the history of Torun from the earliest days to modern... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2016
Keith J
Excellent history of Torun

If you are only going to visit one of the many museums in Torun this should be the top of your... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2016
Erica W
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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27 Oct 2016
“Fascinating history”
16 Sep 2016
“Excellent history of Torun”
The Museum of the History of Torun is a branch of the District Museum and is to be found in a historical building at 16 Łazienna St in the medieval centre of the city. All exhibitions and cultural activities focus on Torun’s rich history. This...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
ul. Lazienna 16, Torun 87-100, Poland
+48 56 660 56 45
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

An excellent museum with displays covering the history of Torun from the earliest days to modern times. Wide variety of exhibits. Polish, English and German captions and audio-visuals. Cannot recommend too highly.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Keith J
Reviewed 17 September 2016

If you are only going to visit one of the many museums in Torun this should be the top of your list. It provides an excellent history of Torun in visual presentations and artefacts. More suited to adults than younger children it does have a...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Great history of Torun and surrounding areas. Interesting and informative displays on English, German and Polish. Highly recommend

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Its 11zloty entrance fee, go to the glass booth on the right to pay _ don't do what I did and not notice it, walk in and nearly get turfed out for trespassing. Lol. Despite that, it's a great place to visit and there are...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Following another reviewers advice, I visited this museum first. It covers Torun and Poland history, why, when and how Torun was built. It explains the reason for building the rest of the historical sites you see in Torun. Particularly interesting was the guild system for...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed 26 July 2015

Impressive museum set in an equally impressive old house. A lot of info on Torun's history and the region during the Teutonic - Polish wars, the Catholic - Protestant strife and co existence, Nazi occupation period etc. Admission is only 7 Zloty (less than $2).

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 28 April 2015

This museum was much better than I expected for only a 4zl student entry fee. I wish we had visited this museum on the first day before seeing anything else as it gave me a deep understanding of Toruns history. I don't usuallly enjoy museums...More

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank portiaking
Reviewed 27 February 2015

Newly renovated museum, quite a lot multimedia, the history of Torun (and Poland by the way) in a one place. Really worth to visit. Wednesdays entrance is free of charge.

Date of experience: January 2015
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Reviewed 16 February 2015

An impressing building packed full with history of this wonderful city. Lots of materials available in Polish, English and German, also the 3D movie is definitely worth it. A great, interesting experience

Date of experience: January 2015
1  Thank JonDoe04134
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