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House of Nicolas Copernicus Museum

Ul. Mikolaja Kopernika 15/17, Torun 87-100, Poland
+48 56 660 56 12
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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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Ul. Mikolaja Kopernika 15/17, Torun 87-100, Poland
+48 56 660 56 12
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Reviewed yesterday

Learning about Nicholas Copernicus as a child had quite an impact on me. The great leap forward that he achieved and how he had to face such closed minded opposition impressed me as heroic. It was good to experience a place closely connected with him....More

Thank Lavarcham
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The house is a re-construction of a medieval house of Copernicus’s days. There is no real evidences that the astronomist has born or lived in the house, but it is a very good example of medieval architecture and it is easy to imagine Copernicus living...More

Thank Loorelai
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good look at how the houses were built at the time. The floor plan, the way stairs are used, how windows, doors, and spaces are laid out. Nothing from Nicolas' actual life is here. Some reproductions of astronomical instruments on on the...More

Thank GuyA473
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

The house is interesting for a quick visit but there isn't much to look at and a lot of the explanation is only in Polish. My guidebook said there is a good film about the city but I didn't see any film being screened. Still,...More

Thank AnneG20
Reviewed 27 June 2017

It is just a nice house with few old furnitures, very boring, no new information and they are not even sure that it was the real house of Copernicus.

Thank Andris L
Reviewed 27 June 2017

If you are a student of history, mathematics, science or economics, you should visit this home. Consider the revolutionary belief of the heliocentric theory in 16th century Europe. When you visit this site and you view the scientific instruments used by Copernicus, then you can...More

Thank henry g
Reviewed 17 June 2017

It was closed when we went but even to see the home of Copernicus is a nice treat. To see where the great mathematician and astronomer was very interesting and a good piece of history.

Thank Wandering_Irish_Lad
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped inside yesterday to view the birthplace of the astronomer Copernicus. Interesting to see how the family lived - from the income of a local merchant (father). This isn't a time consuming tour but would be a shame to skip if otherwise in town.

Thank artdob
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We had a nice time visiting the home of Copernicus. It was great to be able to step back in time and see where he lived. We happened to go on a Wednesday, when the museum was free. That, combined with the time of year...More

1  Thank shufflin_to_buffalo
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We visited a few other sites in Torun, and as a repeat visitor, I was thrilled to see upgrades that had been completed in the past 2 years. Deutsch and English offered everywhere! House of Kopernika was no different, they had some beautiful upgraded displays,...More

Thank Angela H
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