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THE KUYAVIAN AND DOBRZYN VILLAGE 18TH – 20TH C.


where: THE KUJAWY AND DOBRZYN LAND ETHNOGRAPHIC PARK IN KLOBKA - when: permanent exhibition

Klobka is called “The Pearl of Kujawy” due to its location among hills, forests and lakes. In this charming landscape situates an open-air museum with over a dozen objects of rural architecture, the oldest of which come from the 18th century.
 Except three farmhouses consisting of cottages, barns, pigsties, stables and granaries there are also old craftworkshops reconstructed in the museum – forge, oil mill with pottery and windmill. In the centre of an open-air museum there is an old inn, school building and firestation.

Various kinds of fences, wells, hives, dugouts and road­side shrines are complements of the landscape. A unique atmosphere is created by the yards with traditional varie­ties of flowers and alsoby farmlandsandorchardsamongwhich live domestic and farm animals.

At the museum, by the banking-up of Lubienka river there is a manor house from the middle of the 19th century where Maria Wodzinska lived. She was the only official fiancée of Fryderyk Chopin.

The climate of old residence is capturedin the interior of the manor house as well as life and work of Maria Wodzinska.

Additional attractions of the open-air museum are an­nual: the last Sunday of June, the first Sunday of Au­gust and the second Sunday of September folk festivals ‘Thelifeoftheoldvillage’.The traditional workshops and already forgotten activities come back to life then. To the rhythm of folk music, regional dances are shown. The main attractions of festivals are the maticperform­ances that illustrate old customs and solemnities.

LOCATION

The Open-air Museum in Klobka is located in the cen­tre of Poland, 6km from motor way A1 junction near the trunk road 91 (80km north from Lodz and 25km south from Wloclawek). www.muzeum.wloclawek.pl

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