The idea to establish an open-air Museum of the Łódź Wooden Architecture was born in the 1950s and 1960s. This idea was given by Krystyna Kondratiukowa, director of the museum at that time. The final realization of the open-air museum had to wait for almost half a century. It was at the beginning of the 21st century, when the possibility was open to apply to the European Union for the financial means, actions were undertaken to actually build it. The site was selected – the Władysław Reymont Park adjoining the Central Museum of Textiles from the back side..
The open-air museum includes 8 objects typical of architecture in Łódź towards the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. Objects were selected, so as to represent best the old architecture of the city. The buildings were arranged along two streets covered with “cats’ heads” surface opening to the church cube.
We invite you to visit the “Skansen” Open-air Museum during The Night of Open Workrooms. The “Skansen” is composed of craft cottages, each containing a few workrooms. Each workroom will present its activity and works. Additionally, selected workrooms will hold special workshops between 10pm and 11pm.
Cottages taking part in the Night of Open Workrooms:
• Cottage 3:
- The pottery studio “Under the Golden Dachshund”
- Sculpture studio of Magdalena Walczak and Martin Mielczarek
- Sewing and artistic felt works studio “JUPIENTER
• Cottage 4:
- The Blue House
• Cottage 5:
- Sisal Works studio
- EHO Projekt Workroom
• Cottage 7:
- House of the Papermaker
• Art deco Restaurant