Diocesis Museum of Pelpin (Muzeum Diecezjalne Pelpin), Pelplin

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The Diocesan Museum in Pelplin holds one of the finest collections of medieval art in Poland. It is located in the town of Pelplin in Tczew County and is managed by the bishopric of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pelplin. It bears the name of Bishop Stanisław Wojciech Okoniewski, the founder of the museum , who died in Lisbon during World War II. Founded in the Second Polish Republic in 1928 during the interwar period, the collections have been housed in a modern-style building complex since 1988.Museum collectionsThe largest part of the collections are Gothic sculptures from the churches of the former Diocese of Kulm renamed in 1925 as the Bishopric of Pelplin, and also from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Toruń. Late Gothic paintings of "Crucifixion" from Lignowy (gilded with gold leaf), "Flagellation" (1380), and "Descent from the Cross" (1495) from the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist and John the Evangelist in Toruń, are supplemented with original art by Hermann Hahn (1570–1628) and Andreas Stech (1635–1697). The museum received generous financial support from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage for the preventive conservation of paintings from 1420 to 1695.
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  • We found everything was displayed very well and we found it most interesting and told us a lot about the culture and history of Pelplin.  more »
  • The sign to the museum tell you, it is "just" 500 meters, but I think is 1 kilometer to get there. The most important things to see there is a original Gutenberg bible and many personal belongings of....  more »
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  • Place worth visiting and spending some time there. Our history is so amazing and very interesting.
  • A lot of objects in the museum, takes around 40 mins to walk around it, friendly staff. Also Guttenbergs Bible can be seen here
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