Hunting and Equestrian Museum in Warsaw

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The exhibition rooms on the subject of hunting in the barracks building
The riding and carriage museum in the "Kubicki stable"

The Hunting and Equestrian Museum (Polish: Muzeum Łowiectwa i Jeździectwa w Warszawie ) in Warsaw is part of the inner-city park Łazienki Park . It is the only museum of its kind in Warsaw and is located in a former barracks building as well as nearby stables. In addition to extensive trophy collections, exhibits from riding and carriage history are shown in permanent and special exhibitions.

Museum building

The museum consists of two historical buildings about 100 meters apart on the eastern edge of the Łazienki Park. The official address is Ulica Szwoleżerów 9, but from here you have to walk around 250 meters into the park to reach the entrance area of ​​the museum.

The main building, in which the exhibitions on the subject of hunting are located, is a two-storey building with a basement and a roof in the style of simple classicism . It was created between 1826 and 1829. It is unclear whether the architect Wilhelm Heinrich Minter or Jakub Kubicki was in charge. The building was used as a barracks and accommodation for staff and garden show as "cantonists barracks" ( Koszary Kantonistów ), "disability-Kaserne" ( Koszary Inwalidów ) or "gardener's house" ( Domek Ogrodnika called).

The exhibition for riding and carriage story is set in a former stables and coach house shown. This building was built in 1825/1826 and was designed by Jakub Kubicki. It is also a simple, classicist two-story middle section (formerly living space for grooms and other staff), which is followed by two one-story, forward-bending wings (former stables and coach houses). This creates half an inner courtyard; the building, otherwise known as the "Kubicki stable" ( Stajnia Kubickiego ), was nicknamed "Horseshoe" ( Podkowa ) because of its shape . The remise was named after Zbigniew Prus-Niewiadomski ( Powozownia im. Zbigniewa Prus-Niewiadomskiego ).


Today's museum was created in 1983 from the amalgamation of a hunting museum, which had existed since 1977 and run by the sculptor Tomasz Konarski, and an equestrian history project. The first director of the museum, which was founded on July 1, 1983, was Konarski until 1993. The first exhibition of the museum in the central office of the Polish Hunting Association was organized while the buildings were still being renovated. The first permanent construction in the barracks building was opened in 1985. In 1993, Piotr Hubert Świd was appointed museum director.


In the basement of the barracks there is a Polish hunting room in the style of the late 19th century. Awarded trophies, historical hunting weapons from the 17th to the 20th centuries and paintings by Juliusz and Wojciech Kossak are on display here. A roe buck horn from 1896 from Nienadowa , which held the world record until 1967, is significant . In the next room there is an extensive collection of birds: Polish forest, meadow, water and marsh birds. A curlew , cuckoo duck , purple heron , bittern , red-footed falcon , black-necked grebe , bustard and little grebe are shown. On the upper floor, the “Eye to Eye” exhibition presents 70 overseas trophies. Mostly prepared head and fur trophies from three climatic zones are shown: the equatorial, the temperate and the sub-arctic climate. The core of this collection is a collection by Roman Hubert Hupalowski (1905–1990), a Polish judge and later professional hunter, who bequeathed it to the Polish people. On the upper floor there are two rooms dedicated to Polish forest animals. From the beaver to the bison, you will mainly find stuffed animals here.

Several dozen vehicles are on display in the Zbigniew-Prus-Niewiadomski-Wagenremise , the only public collection of carriages in Mazovia . Including landauers , my lords, convertibles , Britschkas , buggies , hunting cars and sleds - from around the turn of the 20th century. A Landauer from the Pszczyna collection is significant. 10 carriages come from a collection in Landshut. The exhibition is complemented by historical riding and carriage accessories.

See also



Guide to the Hunting and Equestrian Museum, brochure from the museum, Muzeum Łowiectwa i Jeździectwa (ed.), Undated (obtained on May 22, 2011 when visiting the museum), Warsaw

Web links

Commons :  Museum of Hunting and Riding in Warsaw - collection of images, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 52 ° 12 ′ 48.8 "  N , 21 ° 2 ′ 20.6"  E