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House of Nicolas Copernicus Museum

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Address: Ul. Mikolaja Kopernika 15/17, Torun 87-100, Poland
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+48 56 660 56 12

The Division of the Museum is located in two Gothic tenement houses, one of...

The Division of the Museum is located in two Gothic tenement houses, one of which is supposedly the birthplace of the great astronomer, Nicholas Copernicus. One can visit there burgher`s interiors (the 16th-19th cent.) and get acquainted with their mediaeval design. Visitors can find there documents and mementos connected with the life and work of the great discoverer. In the basement of the House there is an interactive exhibition "The world of Toruń gingerbread". While visiting it guided by a townswoman tourists have opportunity to both taste and bake gingerbread, find out the details of gingerbread making history, as well as get acquainted with spices used to make this speciality of Toruń.

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Home of the great man

The information and instruments are well exhibited. Anyway, it will be better if they have more english explanation.

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum gives a very good insight to the works of an industrious man. The tour is well pointed out and the information is in several languages. Definitely wortha visit.

Thank JLKK1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The information and instruments are well exhibited. Anyway, it will be better if they have more english explanation.

Thank scalopages
Quezon City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I had a great time at the House of Copernicus, It is now a museum. Notice that there's a typical upper floor design with a balcony and/or pulley, which the residents use to lift commodities and stored in the attic.

Thank Ernest2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

this is a must if you are in Torun because of Copernicus was a great person and the place gives good idea of him

Thank Orlando D
Newbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Given that Copernicus is of truly international and historical importance, I would have thought that much greater attention would have been paid to representing his life and works in the town of his birth. Alas, it was not so! The house itself is charming, I suppose, but the displays therein were mono-lingual and so impenetrable to one such as I... More 

Thank sean c
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This was true time-travel: back to the 1950s, when museums were dull, stuffy and required hawk-like eyesight to read incredibly small labels, which failed to put the objects in question into any sort of intellectual or social context. Obviously bored 'staff' stood listlessly about, ready to tell us what not to do. For the (possible) birthplace of one of the... More 

Thank LondonVoyageur
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This two buildings belonged to Copernico's father, a merchant from Krakow, who moved to Toruń circa 1456, Upon visiting them one can get a glimpse of what the interiors of burghers' houses from the 14th to the 19th century looked like, Although not at this address do look for the house of Copernico´s grandparents on his mother's side.

Thank drogilmour
Austin, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Not for feint of heart. Stairs, stairs more stairs. Still very cool place. Nice n cool when hot outside. Really neat place with historical importance. Maybe boring for kids? Go, learn, have fun.

Thank Jason R
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Admitely, we visited the house with high expectations, so we ended up a bit dissapointed. It has just few rooms that have that old-historic-a-genius-was-here kind of feel, the rest is just stuffing for the exhibitions, and looks more like a modern house than the history it bears. The most interesting things imo are: Copernicus family tree & his acceptance letter... More 

Thank Lalo E
Batley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Easy to find this museum. Slowly work your way up all the levels in this interesting building. Lots of artefacts on display here and very informative too.

Thank Kevin C

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