Muzeum Tadeusza Kościuszki Kraków
Tadeusz Kościuszko Museum Krakow
The most important part of the new museum is the multimedia and interactive exhibition ‘Kościuszko: a hero still needed’. The threads from the life of the main character are locked in memory capsules. They lead the viewer after Kościuszko from his family home in the Belarusian Mereczowszczyzna, to the Cadet School in Warsaw, through Philadelphia and the years of the war for the independence of the United States, the war with Russia in defence of the Constitution of May 3, to the Krakow Market Square — the place of oaths and the beginning of the uprising and the battlefield near Racławice. The capsules are packed with sound and visual effects. The interactive exhibition was prepared by Adventure Multimedia Museums, based on elements of the scenario by Michał Niezabitowski, PhD.
The story of Kościuszko is also supported with valuable exhibits, including the original door to the manor house in Miłocice, where Tadeusz Kościuszko rested after the Battle of Racławice and wrote a report to the nation about the victory, or the gorget with Our Lady of Częstochowa, which according to tradition belonged to the uprising commander. The exhibition also features a ring with a portrait of Kosciuszko from 1792 and faithful replicas of objects he would turn in wood, his sabre, a Cadet School uniform, decorations and a token that Kościuszko brought from his trip to the United States.
The new museum also includes an educational route adapted to the needs of people with disabilities, a themed garden, a bronze model of the Kościuszko Mound and the fort, a playground for children, and a Kościuszko library: a unique collection of books purchased thanks to the efforts of the Committee. All this creates an impressive ensemble, complemented by wonderful views of Krakow and Lesser Poland from the top of the Kościuszko Mound in Krakow.