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House of Nicolas Copernicus Museum

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Address: Ul. Mikolaja Kopernika 15/17, Torun 87-100, Poland
Phone Number: +48 56 660 56 12
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The Division of the Museum is located in two Gothic tenement houses, one of...

The Division of the Museum is located in two Gothic tenement houses, one of which is supposedly the birthplace of the great astronomer, Nicholas Copernicus. One can visit there burgher`s interiors (the 16th-19th cent.) and get acquainted with their mediaeval design. Visitors can find there documents and mementos connected with the life and work of the great discoverer. In the basement of the House there is an interactive exhibition "The world of Toruń gingerbread". While visiting it guided by a townswoman tourists have opportunity to both taste and bake gingerbread, find out the details of gingerbread making history, as well as get acquainted with spices used to make this speciality of Toruń.

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Admitely, we visited the house with high expectations, so we ended up a bit dissapointed. It has just few rooms that have that old-historic-a-genius-was-here kind of feel, the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Admitely, we visited the house with high expectations, so we ended up a bit dissapointed. It has just few rooms that have that old-historic-a-genius-was-here kind of feel, the rest is just stuffing for the exhibitions, and looks more like a modern house than the history it bears. The most interesting things imo are: Copernicus family tree & his acceptance letter... More 

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Batley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Easy to find this museum. Slowly work your way up all the levels in this interesting building. Lots of artefacts on display here and very informative too.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Interesting to walk around the house and read all about the great man. Again, Staff distant and cold, no offer to engage with visitors.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I thought I'd be more impressed but found it a bit boring. Rooms were small and just wanted to get back outside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We spent about 45 mins here looking around and viewing the exhibits. Good example of old house with interesting facts on Capernicus.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

So, supposedly this isn't the house where he lived. Even so, I learned nothing about what could possibly be considered one of the most important astronomers in the world. They for whatever reason let me in for free, I'd rather pay and have an experience than just look at empty drawings on the wall. Perhaps this is a way to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Copernico was born in this house on February 19, 1473 It is a huge building in Gothic style that dates back to the fourteenth century It is the typical example of a merchant's house, and it houses a museum dedicated to Copernicus, where we can see some of the tools he used to study space and his notes on his... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Tickets to visit Dom Mikolaja Kopernika cost 11,00PLN a person and include entrance to different six venues. This museum is well planned and the exhibits are very interesting. We spent almost an hour enjoying this wonderful museum.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Not worth the time as little of Nicholas Copernicus inside. Housed in a very attractive building but much controversy as to whether or not he ever lived there. Artefacts inside replicas rather than original

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We planned our trip to Torun for two reasons: Gingerbread and Kopernik (Copernicus). This is, supposedly, the house the great astronomer was born and grew up in, yet it offers little of insight into neither the man himself nor his science. If you are above-average interested, as I am, then you are sure to go here, but also sure to... More 

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