Historical time traveling
History of Poznań goes back over 1,000 years. There are many historical monuments which can't be missed and must be shown to children.
The remarkable Porta Posnania symbolically connects Poznań’s oldest districts of Cathedral Island and Śródka. It attracts its visitors with a multimedia display, educational workshops, cultural events and tours. It presents the fascinating history of Cathedral Island and encourages visitors to tour it with an audio guide. The Porta Posnania is a perfect starting point for exploring the city along the Royal-Imperial Route.
National Museum in Poznań
Museum presents a vast collection of Polish (from the Young Poland period) and European paintings, including the most valuable collection of Spanish paintings in Poland and the only Monet in Poland - The Beach in Pourville. For families there are special attractions, which enable an active and creative cognition of the museum collections. They are: Museum Trackers' Suitcase and Museum Trackers' Guide. They are available free of charge with the purchase of the entry ticket to the standing exhibition.
Poland's only actual obelisk from ancient Egypt, tools used several thousand years ago by the first inhabitants of present-day Greater Poland, funerary urns in the shapes of faces - these are some unusual sights that can be seen here. Some exhibits are interactive and visitors can try their hand at creating a rock art rite, assume the roles of archaeologists working on a dig or try on a real medieval knight’s chain mail.
Poznan Historical Museum
The exhibition shows the history of the city from the thirteenth century to 1954. The most valuable exhibits includes among others the gilded and enamelled crosier from Limoges from the thirteenth century and a large guild of shoemakers rummer from 1651. The mechanical billygoats butt heads on the Town Hall tower every day at midday.
The Museum is located on the premises of the former Fort Winiary (the Citadel). Originally used to make gun powder and shells, the facility was later converted to a munitions depot. The biggest attraction of its permanent exhibition are its outdoor displays of military equipment featuring over a dozen military vehicles, nine airplanes, two helicopters, five tanks, as well as numerous canons and mortars.