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Muzeum Tatrzańskie Zakopane

Tatra Museum of dr Tytus Chałubiński in Zakopane

Tatra Museum of dr Tytus Chałubiński in Zakopane
Open:
Środa 09:00 - 17:00
Czwartek 09:00 - 17:00
Piątek 09:00 - 17:00
Sobota 09:00 - 17:00
Niedziela 09:00 - 15:00
Poniedziałek 09:00 - 17:00
Wtorek 09:00 - 17:00
Krupówki 10, 34-500 Zakopane Region turystyczny: Tatry i Podhale
Tourist subregion: Tatrzański
Prices: Ceny maksymalne: 7 Ceny minimalne: 5.50
Facilities at cultural sites: Photographing allowed
The Zakopane style stone building next to the famous promenade, Krupówki, houses a splendid natural collection. The exhibition is based on the collection of Tytus Chałubiński, known as the "discoverer of Zakopane".
Before you enter inside, it is worth taking a look at the architecture of the building, which was erected in the years 1913-22 according to the design by Stanisław Witkiewicz, the creator of the Zakopane style. The museum assembles and showcases numerous Tatra rocks and minerals. You can also find out about the mountain flora thanks to the exhibition devoted to the layered division of the Tatra vegetation. The collection related to fauna includes over 230 species of stuffed animals, primarily mammals and birds. Equally interesting is the ethnographic exhibition, devoted to the culture of the Podhale, Orawa and Spisz highlanders. Entry to this part of the museum leads through the original door case of a highland cottage from 1905. Here you will find reconstructed interiors of traditional chambers in highland cottages, i.e. the black and white chambers. The next part of the exhibition is devoted to various forms of economy in the Podhale, such as hunting, herding and farming. It showcases the Podhale folk dresses, musical instruments, sculptures, ceramics and glass paintings. The third section is devoted to the history of Podhale and Zakopane, and above all to the Tatra tourism. The back of the building features the rockery of the Environment Protection Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN).
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