Kashubia

Museum of the Polish National Anthem

  Będomin 16      (+48) 506 14 41 93     23 Jun 2022
Museum of the Polish National Anthem in Będomin.
Museum of the Polish National Anthem in Będomin.
(c) LOT 'Serce Kaszub'
The Polish National Anthem, variously referred to as “Poland is Not Yet Lost,” “Song of the Polish Legions of Italy” or “Dąbrowski’s Mazurka,” was written by Józef Wybicki in Italy towards the end of the 18th century, where General Jan Henryk Dąbrowski and his troops were fighting alongside Napoleon to conquer Italy. They hoped that their assistance would lead to Napoleon helping them free their own country from the partitions imposed on it by Austria, Prussia and Russia. A museum in honour of the anthem is here, in an 18th-century manor house deep in the Kashubian countryside, because this is where Wybicki was born and lived. Along with displaying how the house would have looked in Wybicki's time, the museum explains the background to the writing of the anthem and the way that the anthem helped to maintain Poles' national identity during more than a century of partition and oppression by its powerful neighbours. During the summer there are a number of special events including picnics and Napoleonic battle re-enactments.

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Open 09:00-16:00. Sun 10:00-16:00, Closed Mon.

Price/Additional Info

Admission 10/5zł. Sat. free.

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