The District Museum
Rynek Staromiejski 1
The museum has an over a century and a half tradition. You can find there rich collection of art works presented in the permanent exhibitions. The unit organises as well many interesting temporary exhibitions, mostly of historical character. The museum is divided into a couple of specialised departments:
The Ethnographic Museum
Wały Gen. W. Sikorskiego 19
In the very centre of the town and direct neighbourhood of Old Town you can see cottages. This is an ethnographic park, the part of Ethnographic Museum. You can find there the exposition of folk buildings of Pomerania and Kujawy regions. In the museum's buildings permanent and temporary exhibitions are presented, connected with folk culture. The museum organises also many events promoting the knowledge about the traditions and contemporariness of countryside.
The Foundation of professor general Elżbieta Zawacka
The Archive and Pomerania Museum of AK and Military Service of Polish Women
ul. Podmurna 93
This museum commemorates the figure and activity of Elżbieta Zawacka, born in Toruń, died 2009. She was the soldier of Home Army (AK), the participant of Warsaw Uprising, the emissary of the ZWZ General Commander to the headquarters of the Commander-in-Chief in London, the only woman among The Unseen and Silent, the prisoner of Stalinism period, the outstanding andragogist and social activist. The exhibition presenting the life and activity of "Zo" is an excellent lesson of war and after-the-war history.
Collegium Maximum, Plac Rapackiego 1
The permanent exhibitions of the museum present the most valuable collection owned by Nicholas Copernicus University: from artistic ceramics of the 7th/6th centuries b.Ch., through the collection of European painting from 16th to 18th century, to the works of non-European cultures from the 17th-19th centuries. In the rector's hall you can see an exposition of silver insignias of HM Rector and the gallery of UMK Rectors portraits. The museum organises also many temporary exhibitions, presenting objects from the collection of the university Archive of Emigration.
The Museum of Gingerbread
ul. Rabiańska 9
The visitors of the museum are transferred to a 16th century bakery. After a short apprenticeship at a baking master they get historic baking licence, acquired when making gingerbread following the best recipes from five hundred years. The museum is an interactive way to get to know the history of Toruń and baking, attractive both for children and adults.
The Museum of Letters and Printing
ul. Szkolna 31, 87-122 Grębocin near Toruń
The museum was established in 2004, in a village Grębocin, 8km from Toruń. You can find there private collection of papery and printing crafts, including a unique form of interactive educating workshop.