It is the most modern open-air museum in Poland, which since May 2012 offers the opportunity to visit 13 meticulously revitalized historic rural buildings erected in a skeletal structure, located in the middle of the "living" village of Swolowo, which is called the capital of the "Checkered Land".
It is the most modern open-air museum in Poland, which since May 2012 offers the opportunity to visit 13 meticulously revitalized historic rural buildings erected in a skeletal structure, located in the middle of the “living” village of Swolowo, which is called the capital of the “Checkered Land”.
The museum runs a rich educational program for children and teenagers, e.g. lessons and workshops thematically related to rituals and everyday life in a former Pomorskie village. Visitors can participate in threshing grain, chopping straw, grooming farm animals (horses, sheep, geese, hens and ducks are bred in the museum), cooking on an old tiled kitchen, and brewing beer according to an old Swolowo recipe. Demonstrations of bread baking and blacksmith’s work are organized.
Regular events are held in the open-air museum, attracting tourists from all over Poland. The most popular are: “Asparagus Festival” (June), “Children’s Farm”, i.e. educational and artistic meetings for children (every Sunday in July), “Plener Kowalski” organized jointly with the Forum Kowalski Association (August), “Babie Lato”, during where the competition for the best home-made liqueur is held (September 1) and a culinary feast – an event entitled “Na St. Marcin’s best Pomorskie goose”, attracting goose meat gourmets from all over the country. The museum is open all year round. Due to the unique architectural and spatial values of the village, Swolowo received the title of the European Village of Cultural Heritage.
Interesting fact: When visiting the Pomorskie Folk Culture Museum, it is worth getting acquainted with the Brewery in Swolowo exhibition, presenting the tradition of brewing beer, which survived in this area until 1945.