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Piast TOTAL WAR. Military in early Piast Poland

An exhibition devoted to the Polish military in its earliest period - during the formation of our state. It presented not only artefacts - mainly military ones, that is what was fought with, but also methods of fighting, the organization of the army, and the most important written sources related to this issue. It also talked about people who were part of the Piast Druzhina at that time.
The exhibition was open from 20.10.2019 till 21.06.2020.

"Połabian Slavs"

An exhibition about the history of the Polabians - the westernmost tribal group of the Slavs. Despite the fact that they significantly influenced the history of the beginnings of our country and, according to some theories, even contributed to the baptism of Mieszko I, little is said about them in our country. It is a pity, because they did create an extremely interesting culture, characteristic of the entire Western Slavic region.
The exhibition was open from 11.08.2019 till 08.03.2020.

"Musical culture at the beginning of the Polish state"

"Musical Culture in the Beginnings of the Polish State" was an exhibition revealing the secrets of the sounds of the entire medieval Poland. We strived to not only show the instruments used by our ancestors, but also the place of music and musicians in their culture. In addition to archaeological finds - remains of old instruments, we also showed their modern, fully functional replicas.
The exhibition was open from 17.02.2019 till 01.09.2019.

"Caution, history! Historical re-enactment of the early Middle Ages in Poland"

" Caution, history!" was the first exhibition in Poland presenting the historical re-enactment movement. We focused only on the part of the movement that recreates the early medieval period. We told its story from the 1960s to the beginning of the 21st century - until the movement has ultimately taken shape.
The exhibition was open from 18.01.2019 till 28.07.2019.

"Archaeology of Gniezno"

The exhibition told about the history of archaeological research in Gniezno from its beginning, until the most recent times. Museologists from Gniezno made a significant contribution to this research. We have collected almost 300 relics from different eras, from small fragments of ceramics, to wooden water pipes and a boat!
The exhibition was open from 09.08.2018 till 30.12.2018.

"Czerwień. A grod between east and west"

The exhibition presented over 700 artefacts from archaeological research in the area of Czermno, identified with the former Czerwień. In the early Middle Ages, these areas were a kind of a gate to the early Piast monarchy to the east. All the artefacts shown at the exhibition came from the collections of the Janusz Pater Regional Museum in Tomaszów Lubelski.
The exhibition was open from 10.07.2018 till 04.11.2018.

"Great Moravia"

"Great Moravia" was hosted at our Museum from 17 December 2017 to 24 June 2018. It told about one of the first Slavic countries that played an important role in Central Europe in the 9th century, the centre of which was Moravia.
The exhibition was open from 17.12.2017 till 24.06.2018.

"VIKINGS IN POLAND? Scandinavian finds from Polish lands"

"VIKINGS IN POLAND? Scandinavian finds from Polish lands" is the title of a temporary exhibition that could be seen in our Museum from February 24 to November 22, 2017. There, we presented over 130 original finds related to the culture of early medieval Scandinavia, which were found in today's Poland.
The exhibition was open from 24.02.2017 till 22.11.2017.

"Toy Exhibition"

As the title suggests, the exhibition was about toys - from the early Middle Ages to the present day. We wanted to show that just as the world changed, so did the toys. Some common features always remained - regardless of the era, however. We have gathered over 400 artefacts at the exhibition.
The exhibition was open from 13.11.2016 till 12.02.2017.

"Baptism - St. Adalbert - Poland. The heritage of medieval Gniezno"

The exhibition was prepared on the occasion of the 1050th anniversary of the baptism of Mieszko I. It presented the importance of the baptism and its consequences, both political and cultural, for the beginnings of Poland, on the example of Gniezno. The exhibition was the result of cooperation between the Museum, the Archdiocese Archives in Gniezno and the Museum of the Archdiocese of Gniezno.
The exhibition was open from 11.03.2016 till 25.10.2016.

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Museum of the Origins of the Polish State in Gniezno

ul. Kostrzewskiego 1, 62-200 Gniezno
t: 61 426 46 41
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