Museum of Man in Wroclaw


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The Museum of Man was opened in 2002 in the building of Collegium Anthropologicum and is a joint venture of the Institute of Anthropology, Polish Academy of Sciences and the Department of Anthropology, the University of Wroclaw. The collection of the Museum of Man is open for public and is used for both research and education.

The exposition includes museum pieces recovered after World War II in Lower Silesia region and the items the Warsaw Institute of Anthropological Sciences (Warsaw). The collection was also enriched by the staff of the Department of Anthropology (University of Wroclaw) during many excavations conducted by Polish anthropologists. Also Prof. Tadeusz Bielicki from the Institute of Anthropology of the Polish Academy of Sciences donated the skull casts of Homo habilis and Homo erectus. The collection also contains skeletons of non-human primates and skull casts of Hominine from the different stages of human evolution. One attraction in the museum is the oldest Polish original Palaeolithic skull found in Siemonia (SW Poland). It has been dated to the period of Aurignacian culture. In the museum there is also a cast of occipital part of the skull from the Mesolithic age, found in Janislawice (Central Poland). The museum also possesses the Egyptian mummy of a young female from XXV-XXXI Dynasty (713-332 BC) and two mummified human heads. One of the heads comes from the island of the South Pacific ocean and was dried out on by fire. The second head comes from Crete and is covered with abituminous mass.

Address: 35 Kuznicza Street

Opening hours:
Mondays, Saturdays and Sundays – closed

Tuesdays – 8.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. .

Wednesdays – 12:00 p.m. – 03:00 p.m.

Thursdays - 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Fridays – 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

8 PLN – normal

5 PLN – reduced

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