A visit to this museum is like taking a trip through time. In the renovated medieval castle, one can see ancient interiors: a hall, a castle chapel, and also a courtyard with a historic well. Medieval walls hold exhibits from older times. They commemorate difficult times of war which the inhabitants of Dobczyce took part in. In the castle’s National Chamber, we can learn about the history of the Holocaust that affected Jews from Dobczyce and we can also listen to local soldiers while viewing an exhibition of weaponry and soldier equipment. From the upper terrace, there is a view of a dam on the Raba River and further away the picturesque landscape of the Pogórze Wielickie foothills and the Beskid Wyspowy mountains can be seen.
Below the castle, there is an open-air museum. Despite the fact that it consists only of six buildings, it offers a glimpse into the diversity of past forms of lifestyles in the villages. Next to a smithy which is two hundred years old, there is also a hen house, a granary, an inn, and a collection of wagons. A visitor coming from the modern, mechanised world may be astonished by the diversity of these wagons. Some of them were used for work and some, beautifully decorated, carried dressed up guests to weddings and other ceremonies.

Elaborated by Olga Kasztelewicz, Joanna Kotarba,
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www.zamek.dobczyce.pl

Stare Miasto 1,
32-410 Dobczyce


phone 12 271 11 76
phone 518 825 830
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Opening hours

April
Monday
closed
Tuesday  — Friday
10.00 — 16.00
Saturday  — Sunday
10.00 — 18.0
May  — September
Monday
closed
Tuesday  — Sunday
10.00 — 18.00
October
Monday
closed
Tuesday  — Friday
10.00 — 16.00
Saturday  — Sunday
10.00 — 17.00

Ticket Prices

normal 7 PLN reduced 5 PLN family 15 PLN
Objects

Sculpture “St. John of Nepomuk”

“St. John of Nepomuk” sculpture was made of one piece of wood (not hollowed). Found in the Raba river.

Nativity scene with figures

Szopka krakowska regionalna z lalkami — ruchoma, dwupoziomowa, koloru czerwonego; lalki z drewna i materiału. Została wykonana przez mieszkańców Dobczyc i podarowana Muzeum przez strażaków.

Knee-boot jack

The knee-boot jack was donated by Mr Piwowarczyk of Dębowa in 1982. The base has a grooved fragment for a heel, used to put a foot with a boot on it. It is also equipped with a horseshoe-shaped protection that supports the boot and facilitates its taking off.

Hearse

Exhibits like this are rarely seen in Polish museums. This beautifully ornamented, obviously black hearse dates back to the late 19th century. Its owner put it up for sale in Bęczarka, a village located 20 km from Dobczyce. One of the residents of Dobczyce bought it and donated it to the local Regional Museum.

Cast iron bathroom stove

Czteroczęściowy piec żeliwny przeznaczony do podgrzewania wody w łazience, na trzech nóżkach, z prostokątnym paleniskiem. Dekoracja geometryczna, roślinna, a w środkowej części figuralna.

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