Żywe Muzeum Piernika, Torun

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Muzeum Piernika is a museum located in medieval old town of Toruń, Poland, that is famous for its gingerbread. Visitors take part in an interactive show through which they are taught how to make a traditional gingerbread. The show consist of two parts - first visitors are shown how the dough was made in Middle Ages. Having prepared dough, everyone then makes their own gingerbread using traditional baking molds. Throughout the whole show visitors are guided by the master of bakery, a gingerbread witch and the craftsmen.
The museum is located on 9, Rabiańska Strett, in an early 19th-century granary, and visitors also participate in flour production using millstones. The museum forms part of the gingerbread tradition still living in town.
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  • One of the best monuments JPII in the world. Very funny place to everyone. You can learn about baking of the gingerbread  more »
  • Quirky and fun and something a little different. We absolutely loved it. A little audience participation is required at the start during the demonstration which is a nice little ice breaker.  more »
  • One of the best attractions in the city. While listening to the great guides and actors you (and your children) get to learn a lot about medieval Toruń. Later you get to prepare your own gingerbread - which is loads of fun, no matter your age ;)
  • Fun and interesting little museum where you get to make your own gingerbread while learning the history of gingerbread making in Toruń. Worth a visit.
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