The Open-Air Museum of Folk and Landowners Culture in Kuligów on the Bug River is an extraordinary place created by Wojciech Urmanowski. His collection of family memorabilia was the beginning of the whole undertaking. Today, a manor house and a country cottage, a roadside smithy, a granary, ban, cowshed and a coach house stand by the river backwaters, all that ensured good farming in the former Masovian village.
In the open-air museum, you can admire the sculptures of Marek Gołaszewski, “carved” with a chainsaw in wood, and once a year a historical performance of “Hussars in Kuligów” – policemen in defense of Homeland in August 1920”.
It is here that films by Jan Jakub Kolski were created, such as “Jasminum” or “Pornografia” based on the novel by Witold Gombrowicz, and over a thousand exhibits “appeared” in the screening of “Zemsta” by Andrzej Wajda.
The Polish cinema enthusiasts can find in the vicinity of the open-air museum landscapes know not only form the Kolski movies: the nearby meadows can be seen in the final scene of Stanisław Tym “Rysio”, and the Bug landscapes with backwaters full of blooming water lilies are reminiscent of the place where Józef Tolibowski collected flowers for a bouquet for the main character of “Noce i Dnie”.
The place, already considered unique, attracts lovers of idyllic climate and the past and….good cuisine. From time to time workshops are held here as part of the project “Kuligów specialties – Nadbużańskie Culinary heritage” focused on rennet cheese or homemade preserves. The open-air museum also hosts lessons for young people, art workshops and meeting of art collectors. You can also come privately, because the center is both for groups, including school and individual visitors.
May 1-3, 2021 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
After the May weekend every Saturday and Sunday 11.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Fees to be paid on the spot, contribute to the Nadbużańskie Dziedzictwo Foundation