A virtual walk through the “It was here that Poland was born” exhibition

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic in Poland, the permanent exhibition in the Archaeological Museum in Poznań “It was here that Poland was born” is available online via a virtual walk through.

Do historical events from over a thousand years ago have any significance for a contemporary Pole? Surely, yes - after all, it was then that Poland first appeared on the European arena as an equal political partner.

The Poznań Archaeological Museum invites you for a special exhibition, available online. The entire permanent “It was here that Poland was born” exhibition was scanned for those who wanted to visit the museum. The epidemic in Poland led to a decrease in the number of visitors to the exhibition but the public now have access from the comfort of their homes thanks to 360° scanning.

Wielkopolska is an exceptional region, to which Poland owes its name. Initially, the name “Polonia” was used to describe both the whole country and the areas inherited by Mieszko I from his ancestors - the area around the castles in Gniezno, Poznan, Lednica and Giecz, thus expressing the attachment to the tradition of the place where the country was created and where it all began - because “It was here that Poland was born”!