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MUSEUM-KASHUBIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC PARK by the name of TEODORA AND IZYDOR GULGOWSCY in Wdzydze Kiszewskie
is the oldest Polish museum in the open air founded in 1906.We are the wide world known museum popularised by the first foundators -Teodora and Izydor Gulgowscy .They caused that at the beginning of the 20th c. handwork from Wdzydze ,ex. embroidery and plaiting regained their lost splendour which has made Kashubian District famous for. Having been arranged and enlarged for so many years,now the Museum presents architecture of past Kashubian and Kociewian Districts from 18th up to first half of the 20th c.In the area of 22 ha there are approximately 40 buildings like:7 farmyards, 2 manor houses, 5 cottages, 4 nobleman houses, a village school with a classroom, a chuch, a sawmill, a windmill, a smithy. Interiors and crofts are furnished with original farming and dwelling equipment. While walking along village roads you can admire various wayside chapels, crosses, fences. Picturesque location by the Lake Gotun ( one part of the Wdzydze Lakes Chain) is another advantage of the Museum in addition to the flora variety (wood, park green, flower and vegetable gardens and agriculture ). Some of the old technical devices are temporarily used, ex.the windmill "Holender ", the sawmill driven by steam engine, potter's wheel, bread oven). The antique churh still performs its services like masses, weddings, etc. The Museum can entertain the visitors all year long, it is particularly attractive for those who appreciate peace and quiet in a natural surrounding.

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