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The Filumenistic Museum in Bystrzyca Kłodzka

In the city
Contact Mały Rynek 1
57-500 Bystrzyca Kłodzka

tel.: 74 811 06 37
e-mail: muzeum.filumen@wp.pl

Description

The Filumenistyczny Museum in Bystrzyca Kłodzka is the only museum in Poland where exhibits on fire are collected.

The Filumenistic Museum in Bystrzyca Kłodzka is the fourth in the world - after England, Sweden and the Czech Republic, this type of museum. Bystrzyca Museum deals with everything that concerns fire in the history of material culture, technology and art. Therefore, do not confuse it with other museums and museum collections that contain matches. The name of the museum is related to the field of science, which is philospheres. The word is a combination of two words, the Greek word phileo - to love and the Latin word lumen - light. It means collecting pick-up labels, matchboxes, items related to fire-less methods.

The Filumenistyczny Museum is housed in two buildings erected in 1821-1822 in the classical style according to a design approved by Karl Schinkel. They housed an Evangelical church and an evangelical church school. Unfortunately, immediately after the uprising, both buildings destroyed the fire, and their reconstruction lasted until 1823. After World War II, the church building was unused until the 1960s, when it was decided to allocate it to the headquarters of the newly created museum. The opening of the Filumenist Museum took place on July 19, 1964, on the initiative of the inhabitants of Bystrzyca Kłodzka, representatives of the match factory and the Society of Bystrzyca Kłodzka Enthusiasts.

The first manager of the facility was Helena Getter, a well-known social activist, among others co-founder of the Society of Kłodzko Lovers. She was born in 1904 in the Vilnius region and died aged 78 in Wrocław. She managed the Bystrzyca branch until September 1972.

The entire museum, its collections and the presented style constitute an extremely different and attractive tourist attraction, on the scale of the region and the world. Due to its subject matter, the Filumenistyczny Museum is popular among visitors, both children and the elderly. It is to them that the idea of a museum has been addressed, which until now has fulfilled its role.

The main core of the museum collection are items used to ignite the fire, among others: lighter, gasoline, gas, electric, chemical lighters, metal and rocket flinters, as well as packaging and labels fused from Poland, Europe and the whole world.

INFORMATION FOR VISITORS

The Filumenistyczny Museum is available to visitors throughout the yearin the following hours:July, August:

  • from Tuesday to Saturday 9:00 - 17:00,
  • and on Sundays between 10:00 and 16:00,
  • in the remaining months from Tuesday to Saturday between 8:00 and 16:00 and on Sunday from 10:00 to 15:00.

The museum is closed on Mondays.

  • The prices of museum services are as follows:admission tickets: normal - PLN 7.00; reduced - PLN 5.00; family - PLN 18.00,
  • admission to the museum lesson - PLN 4.50 ("Walk around Bystrzyca Kłodzka" - PLN 70.00 / group),
  • admission to museum workshops - PLN 4.50,
  • group tours (25 people) - PLN 25.00,

Tourists can make reservations by phone, e-mail or in person at the museum's secretariat.

The Filumenistyczny Museum has its own website,
www.muzeum-filumenistyczne.pl, where all news, information about the history of the object, exhibitions and educational activities are posted,
as well as a list of events taking place in the museum.

MATCHES

The museum also has an offer to sell matches in a unique package.
Of course, every tourist will find something for themselves, not only in terms of style, but also price for the packaging, because the matchbox can be purchased from just PLN 1.

We sell exclusive matches, such as: smoke - used to test chimney draft, storm - used for launching in the wind, waterproof - used for shooting in the rain, cowboy - for shooting from rough surfaces. In addition, we offer exceptionally long matches with a length of 15 to 25 cm, fragrant, barbecue, colorful, fireplace, giant, sets of acts and men, socialist realism and ecological fire for grilling.

In addition, there are also steel informers and museum publications, as well as numerous publications in the field of history, art and tourism, including maps and guides about the Kłodzko region. It is important that the Filumenistyczny Museum for years cooperated with Polish philosophers and representatives of the producers of matches: B.L. Fit Jamno, B.S. Jamno, Euromatch Bystrzyca Kłodzka, Wołoszyn Warsaw, Match Factory Czechowice S.A. and the European match in Szeged (Hungary)

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Bystrzyca Kłodzka, Dolnośląskie
Mały Rynek 1, 57-500 Bystrzyca Kłodzka
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