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Beginnings of the Polish State
Our main exhibition is devoted to the beginnings of Polish statehood. We feature artefacts (and their functional replicas) related to this topic, from all over Poland. The chronological exhibition covers the period from the beginning of the 10th century (i.e. before Mieszko I) to the 13th century.
Slavic motifs in art
At this exhibition, we present the culture of our Slavic ancestors as seen through the eyes of artists from different eras. For centuries, they referred in their works to the culture of the early medieval Slavic region. The uniqueness of the exhibition is the fact, that from time to time we change the exhibits presented at it, and thus – we show different approaches to the subject.
Piasts’ painted history
The exhibition presents the 19th-century depictions of how the contemporary painters imagined the beginnings of the Polish state and the Piast dynasty. It contains original paintings, which show not only the images of Mieszko I or Bolesław the Brave, but also the most important events, including the legendary ones, associated with that era.
Ceramics from Gniezno
The exhibition presents several hundred Romanesque ceramic tiles and later stove tiles (15th-19th century) from the area of Gniezno itself, and its surroundings. It is a part of our rich and unique collection of this kind – one of the largest collections in Europe.