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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.

Romanesque art in Poland

The exhibition is about Romanesque art in early medieval Poland. We have gathered various examples of Romanesque art, in the form of original architectural details and their replicas, from all over Poland in one place.

Gniezno. From here to the past

The exhibition tells the story of Gniezno - a city whose history isn’t only related to the beginnings of the Polish state. We present its history quite uniquely: starting our story from today and going back to the prehistoric times.

The exhibition was open from 02.04.2023 till 31.12.2023.

"Archaeology of islands. Islands on the periphery of the early Piast monarchy"

"Archaeology of Islands. Islands on the periphery of the early Piast Monarchy"
The exhibition presents the results of research on seven islands in north-west Poland, conducted by the Institute of Archaeology of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. Islands, especially those on lakes, were an important place in the life of the early medieval Slavs. For this reason, they are extremely interesting!
The exhibition was open from 20.09.2020 till 31.12.2021.

“ArtiSlavia. Slavic culture in Polish painting, drawing and graphics since the nineteenth century”

At the occasion of this exhibition we present paintings, drawings and graphics, including those found in books lent from over 80 museums and private collections. These are the fruits of the labour of several generations of Polish artists who took up or still take up the Slavic theme in their work.
The exhibition was open from 28.03.2021 till 31.10.2021.

"Historical open-air shows in the Gniezno region in the 1970s"

It is an exhibition presenting open-air performances carried out in Gniezno in the 1970s. At that time, they were one of the largest historical productions in our country, and their scale is still astonishing today.
The exhibition was open from 11.06.2020 till 07.03.2021.

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Contact details

Museum of the Origins of the Polish State in Gniezno

ul. Kostrzewskiego 1, 62-200 Gniezno
t: 61 426 46 41
e: sekretariat@muzeumgniezno.pl

TAX ID: 784-10-10-561, REGON: 639755382

t: 61 426 46 41 w. 210
e: rezerwacje@muzeumgniezno.pl





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Monday to Sunday
9.00 AM – 6.00 PM
Instytucja Kultury Samorządu Województwa Wielkopolskiego