Aspiring astronomers can see what Copernicus was on about at the Planetarium , which usually has two daily shows in English.
St Mary’s Church
Toruń’s third great Gothic structure in the Old Town (after the Town Hall and Cathedral) is St Mary’s Church, erected by the Franciscans...
Statue of Dog and Umbrella
On the opposite side of the Rynek, at the corner of ul Chełmińska, you’ll find a curious statue at knee-level, depicting a dog and an...
Was it ever this civilised down on the plantation? Genteel ladies sip tea while waiters glide past bearing orders from the voluminous...
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Explorers’ Museum information
This is usually the last subdivision of the Regional Museum on visitors’ mental itineraries, which is a shame as it tells an interesting story. It contains artefacts from the amassed collection of seasoned nomad Tony Halik (1921–98), including his battered suitcases, travel documents, souvenirs of his many journeys and a criminal number of pilfered hotel keys! One of his longest journeys was a 180,000km epic from Tierra del Fuego to Alaska.
More recent additions to the collection have been donated by his wife, Elżbieta Dzikowska, who continues to travel, most notably in Asia. There's also a room dedicated to some of history's greatest explorers (Captain Cook, Marco Polo etc) and another to famous Polish wanderers.