We, the residents of Warsaw, are proud of our Old Town (fully reconstructed after WWII, listed as the UNESCO World Heritage Site) but we rarely visit it. Apart from the Jazz at the Old Town Square Festival there haven’t been too many reasons for it. But everything changed when the Museum of Warsaw came back to the Old Town Square after a renovation break.
It has been opened since 1936 and has in its collection impressive number of over 300 thousand items. However, recently it was a sad, historical place visited only by the school trips. It has changed radically. The Museum of Warsaw tells a story of the city through selected thematic objects- the things of Warsaw- postcards, silver, coins, portraits of capital personalities. There is no chronology and not too much to read. Dates, numbers, interesting facts are shown by means of infographics.
Exposition occupies 11 neighbouring tenement houses (all frontage of the Square). You can explore the museum choosing your own route, at your own pace. Not every part of exhibition is ready yet, but empty rooms can also be quite an attraction because architecture in here is also an important piece of the exhibition.
Museum of Warsaw, Old Town Market Square 28-42, Thursdays – admission free, www.muzeumwarszawy.pl