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Pogórzańska Village Open-air Museum, Szymbark

Pogórzańska Village Open-air Museum, Szymbark

Skansen Wsi Pogórzańskiej, Szymbark
W Skansenie Wsi Pogórzańskiej w Szymbarku poznać możemy kulturę Pogórzan gorlickich - jednej z grup związanych z Pogórzem Karpackim, zamieszkującej niegdyś okolice Gorlic.

Visiting the open-air museum in Szymbark, we can learn about the culture of the Gorlice-Pogórze region inhabitants – one of the groups associated with the Carpathian Foothills, who used to dwell in the area of Gorlice. Among the museum objects, visitors can see cottages of the poor and the rich farmers, appropriately decorated with typical interior elements, such as decorative Christmas spiders hanging from the ceiling. In addition to the cottages and farm buildings, the exhibits include a smithy, windmills, grain mills and a pottery kiln. We can learn what oil production and blacksmith work was like in the Pogórze (Foothills) and other areas. The museum holds activities targeting both organised groups and families with children. Special attraction is the exhibit of life-size wax figures, named, "Gorlice Breakthrough Headquarters – 1915” opened to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of WWI. Visitors can see a council of high-ranking officers before the Battle of Gorlice in April 1915, go through a military field hospital and see Russian prisoners escorted by an Austro-Hungarian soldier. A sixteenth-century castle and a wooden historic manor house with a restaurant inside, are open to the public nearby.

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