Historical Museum of Poznań
Poznań’s Renaissance town hall, topped with a 61m-high tower, instantly captures your attention. Its graceful form replaced the...
Fish Sellers’ Houses
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Wielkopolska Military Museum
Holds exhibits of arms from Poland’s many conflicts over the centuries, dating from the 11th century to the present.
Post Office Café
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Gospoda Pod Koziołkami
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Historical Museum of Poznań information
This museum inside the town hall displays an interesting and well-presented exhibition on the town’s history, and the building’s original interiors are worth the entry price on their own.
The Gothic vaulted cellars are the only remains of the first town hall. They were initially used for trade but later became a jail.
The 1st floor is home to three splendid rooms. The largest, the richly ornamented Renaissance Hall , is a real gem, with its original stuccowork and paintings from 1555. The 2nd floor contains artefacts from the Prussian/German period, documents illustrating city life in the 1920s and ‘30s, and a collection of interesting memorabilia from the past two centuries.
In front of the building, near the main entrance, is the whipping post (pręgierz ), once the site of public floggings – and of more serious penalties. The original miniature model executioner which accompanied the post, dating from 1535, is on display in the museum.