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Muzeum Regionalne PTTK im. I. Łukasiewicza Gorlice

I. Łukasiewicz PTTK Regional Museum in Gorlice

I. Łukasiewicz PTTK Regional Museum in Gorlice
Open:
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 15:00
Sunday 10:00 - 15:00
Notes regarding availability: Outside the tourist season, i.e. from October 1 to March 31 on Monday, Saturday and Sunday: exhibitions available to visitors by prior personal or telephone arrangement.
Wąska 7-9, 38-300 Gorlice Tourist region: Beskid Sądecki i Niski
Tourist subregion: Beskidzki
Facilities at cultural sites: Photographing allowed
The museum building is easily recognizable thanks to a large graffiti on the elevation depicting the soldiers from the First World War period.
The museum has collected many exhibits associated with the Battle of Gorlice fought May 2–5, 1915. It was one of the most significant battles of the First World War, since it led to the one of the largest breakthroughs of the front in the history of Europe. As a result of the Battle of Gorlice, the Austrian and German forces finally drove the Russian army out to the east and forced it to retreat. The museum features e.g. a model of the battle with the marked positions of the fighting armies, as well as many elements of the uniform, military and combat equipment (rifles, bayonets, cartridge bags, mess-tins, and so on). Also noteworthy are memento items, made after the battle from the fragments of the military equipment; a monstrance made of Mauser rifle bullets and artillery shells stands out among them. The basement features an exhibition presenting the uniforms of the armies fighting in Galicia during the First World War. Among the wax figures are Emperor Franz Joseph and General Mackensen.
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