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Museum of Agriculture in Ciechanowiec

In the city
Contact ul. Pałacowa 5
18-230 Ciechanowiec

tel.: 86 277 13 28
e-mail: info@muzeumrolnictwa.pl


The Museum of Agriculture in Ciechanowiec was founded in 1962.

The patron of the institution is priest Krzysztof Kluk (1739-1796), author of 14 volumes of works on nature and agriculture, among them the first in Botany in Polish. The facility was founded on the site of the former landown estate,

From 1969, the museum's headquarters was the palace complex from the second half of XIX century. The palace and park complex from the second half of the 19th century in Ciechanowiec-Nowodworach is nearly 30 hectares of a historic park for a trip to the past and rest in the bosom of nature. The heart of this picturesque complex is a magnificent neo-Renaissance palace located in its central part, which until the Second World War served as the seat of the Starzeński family.

The complex of original historic court buildings also includes a coach house, stable, outbuilding with an adjacent economic courtyard surrounded by a high wall decorated with towers and an extremely interesting, technically efficient wooden water mill, and all have exhibitions.

The nineteenth-century landscape park, which in its general outline survived to this day, leaving nearly 100 species of trees, including a dozen or so nature monuments, is a natural setting for the palace and court buildings.

In the garden of plants suitable for medical treatment you can learn about the history of herbal medicine. Right next to it, we present a beautiful garden of honey plants and an exhibition about the history of beekeeping and beekeeping, which is complemented by a beehive inhabited by glass bees.

Undoubted charm and advantages of the estate Starzeńskich caused that in the nineteenth century, he was considered one of the most-important rural headquarters of our country, and now is the perfect place for a museum and thirsty nature, folklore and history of tourists.

Every year, the Museum is visited by over 70,000 tourists. These are mostly organized school groups from pre-school age to students (also those from the "third age"). A large group of tourists are families with children - weekend arrivals to the Museum are for the elderly an unforgettable trip to the past, and an exotic trip for the youngest.

In the park there are 60 objects of historic rural construction from the border of Mazovia and Podlasie: 56 buildings and small architecture in the museum and 4 buildings in out-of-town locations. They are a remarkable attraction, additionally a place of numerous ethnographic exhibitions.

The most interesting buildings are an eighteenth-century church with a bell tower, nineteenth-century: a barn, a manor house, a windmill "koźlak", a complete poultry farm and so-called "Belorussian corner" with a hut and barn. In addition to them, the museum houses cottages and outbuildings, courtyards, a smithy, maneż with unique constructions of buildings and objects of small architecture - a chapel, a well with a crane, a basement, cheesecake, ravine, dovecote and fame.

All wooden buildings are translocated, and not reconstructed, which is rare in today's Skansen museum museology. They have been selected in a way that allows the presentation of various types of architecture and construction techniques of the region, and their interiors show the living and working conditions of the villagers at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Extremely interesting church with a bell tower from Bogut-Pianek and a vicar from Kulesza-Kościelny, characteristic for western Podlasie example of wooden sacral architecture at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth century. Inside the victor we present an exhibition on the patron of the Museum - a man of the Enlightenment, who made his achievements in the field of herbal medicine he overtook the era - priest Krzysztof Kluk.

Visitors' attention will not escape the charm of what around the buildings. Thanks to the natural environment - open gardens and farm animals inhabiting farms (hens, geese, ducks, turkey, goats, sheep, horses, donkeys) and decorative (cranes, rabbits, peacocks) - the museum is full of life and takes on a rural character any time year.

Among the over 60 permanent exhibitions, the Museum of Agriculture is distinguished by its originality on the scale of Polish museology. An example is an exhibition in nineteenth-century stables dedicated to the history of animal treatment in Poland, which due to the prestige and uniqueness of collections received the name of the Veterinary Museum. Its content, arrangement, puts it in the first series of exhibitions of this type in Europe. It provides information about the creation of a veterinary profession in Poland and in the world. In three halls you can see a rich collection of veterinary tools, horseshoes, medicines, or historical souvenirs illustrating the history of animal health.

The unique exhibition also includes an exhibition devoted to herbal medicine, enriched with a "Garden of plants suitable for medical use", in which over 300 species of medicinal plants were presented. Lovers of forests and hunting will probably be interested in the Wajówka grove, where, next to the forester's office from the interwar period, an exhibition about forests and rational forest management is located, and temporary exhibitions on the protection of forest resources, hunting and hunting are organized in the attic.

Particularly noteworthy is the unique collection of technically efficient steam locomobils from the early twentieth century. It consists of 9 factory locomobiles manufactured in 1895-1922 and 1 locomotive constructed by the collector in 2012. The collection of Polish and foreign tractors (each year enlarging by further monuments) gathered in the Museum currently numbers 44 pieces and is the largest collection in Poland technically efficient tractors manufactured in 1917-1990, including "Mops" train from 1923 from Heinrich Lanz or the first post-war URSUS C-45, called "sagan" and Lanz Bulldog HR2 from 1926. The oldest tractor from the American Titan collection 10-20 is 100 years old, and the youngest - Russian Newa MB -1 27 years. The latest purchase is the Rumely Oil-Pull X 25-40 tractor from 1929. During outdoor events, you can see the ride of these monuments.

The Museum of Agriculture in Ciechanowiec is a multi-departmental facility with diverse substantive structure.

From the beginning of its existence, the Museum has been focused on documenting the history of Polish agriculture and preservation of the local cultural heritage.

Various aspects of living of the rural population were shown in the original objects located in the open-air museum, where numerous exhibitions were organized. Interiors of five huts present the living conditions of various groups of inhabitants of the Podlasie region. In addition, selected objects include exhibitions of traditional crafts: pottery, weaving, basketry, shoemaking, beekeeping, tannery, fishing. Industrial objects were acquired and made available to visitors: a smithy, oil mill, mills. Recently, a modern, interactive exhibition has been made available p.t. "The history of agriculture in Poland." It tells about the history of agriculture from the Neolithic times, through the Middle Ages, the "golden age", the war period, to the socialist economy and modern agricultural economy.

One of the manifestations of the scientific activity of the Museum of Agriculture Fr.. Krzysztof Kluk in Ciechanowiec are publications related to the profile of the institution. Employees' feathers on such topics as various departments are our institution. The most valuable publication appearing annually in our Museum is "Ciechanowiecki Rocznik Muzealny", in which works of a scientific nature are published. The collection of the publishing house in Ciechanowiec Museum is still growing, which is a natural result of work, research, discoveries and interests. For its publishing activities, the Museum received the. Z. Glogera, which is granted to individuals especially meritorious for culture and heritage under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

The cultural and educational offer of the Museum includes exhibitions, readings, museum lessons, workshops for children, youth and adults, educational programs and outdoor events. It is an important part of the business. Thanks to this, the museum meets the expectations of a wide audience, which is best demonstrated by the fact that the facility is visited by over 70,000 visitors a year.

The educational offer for schools and organized groups includes museum lessons, demonstrations of disappearing crafts and farm work, numerous proposals for workshops and educational programs in various fields: ethnographic, veterinary, agricultural technology, history, herbal traditions, beekeeping, rural construction, classes in the historic rural school and in the conservation workshop

The museum and its surroundings are an ideal place for organizing conferences, business meetings, training, integration and other events. Especially equipped: a conference room with a terrace in the Starzeński Palace, a fireplace room in the manor house and a large space among nature and the 19th-century village of Podlasie. In the vicinity of the amphitheater we have a large recreational space with a wooden shelter for 100 people and a place for a bonfire. In the three historic huts on the site of the open-air museum, 33 very cozy beds were created. In the palace you can rent a 4-bed apartment.

We also have an offer for couples who would like to organize a wedding in a historic church and a wedding in an open-air museum or a palace.

The following events were added to the Museum's calendar:

Competition for the Easter palms

Palms taking part in the competition are presented during the Palm Sunday procession in the church of Of the Holy Trinity in Ciechanowiec. Spiritual patronage over the Competition is exercised by the Ordinary of the Drohiczyn Diocese, who celebrates the Holy Mass and presides over the procession. About 500 palms participate in the competition.

St. Wojciech combined with a forest festival

The event is an opportunity for a social meeting, active rest in the fresh, the possibility of supplying folk handicraft products, cuttings, various plants. People's artists, craftsmen and traders from various parts of the country attract the event. The co-organizer of the Fair is the Rudka Forest District.

A high-rise hostel. Nobility live story.

The event, organized jointly with the High-Stalinist County, cultivates Podlasie traditions of the backwater of the nobility and the high-tech region. It is a cultural and entertainment undertaking, and during the event there are a number of interesting shows, performances and historical productions. Every year, the leading theme of the Inn is the historical anniversary of the region

Night of Museums

The idea of ​​the European Night of Museums is to make the Museum available to tourists free of charge in the evening and at night, and to organize special accompanying events. Every year, several exhibitions are available and a lot of shows and special attractions are organized, in which you can participate only on this amazing night.

Indulgence on Saint Anthony

It is an extremely colorful and attractive family party. The event takes place on the square in front of the historic church. All Saints in the open-air museum. It refers to the traditions of Podlasie village indulgences.

Podlasie Bread Festival

During the event, you can see the traditional baking of bread in a field bread oven, old harvest and harvest harvesting habits, the observance of animals, the PARADISE OF HISTORIC TRACTORS. These attractions attract over 20,000 every year. tourists who can buy baked goods from the whole country and abroad throughout the day, souvenirs from folk artists and handicrafts traders, taste regional food and participate in demonstrations of folk traditions. The museum on this day takes the form of an extraordinary arena.

Autumn in the Field and Farm

The demonstrations of autumn field and farm works presented in the open-air rural scenery are aimed at reminding and perpetuating traditional customs and rituals and showing demonstrations of disappearing professions and autumn housework: basketry, flax processing, weaving on the looms, spinning on the spinning wheel, grain processing, sheep shearing , sawing wood, sawing logs, etc.

The competition for the best preserved monument of rural wooden construction in the Podlasie Voivodship

The honorary patronage over the Competition is held by the General Conservator of Monuments and the Marshal of the Podlasie Voivodship. The competition is organized to protect the traditional, rural wooden building, propagating knowledge about the historical value and beauty of the old rural wooden architecture.

Competition for Playing Pastoral Instruments Kazimierz Uszyński

Participants playing on various pastoral instruments during the two days of the competition present different regions of Poland (Podlasie, Mazowsze, Kurpie, Podhale, Beskid Śląski, Kaszuby, Wielkopolska, Małopolska and Lubelszczyzna). They also come from abroad, among others from Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine and Slovakia. The competition is divided into relevant categories: wooden trumpets (ligows, trombites, bazuny, shepherd's horns) and other pastoral instruments.




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Ciechanowiec, Podlaskie
, 18-230 Ciechanowiec

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