The museum in Olsztynek is one of Poland's oldest open-air museums, which dates back to 1909.
It started with 20 replicas of 18th and 19th century buildings from early East Prussia. Of the original buildings,12 still stand.
Now the museum includes 74 large and small buildings of Prussian architecture, including farms, churches and (functioning) industrial buildings such as a water mill, an oil house and mills.
In this museum one gets a good idea of the life and the atmosphere in the old villages.
The buildings are designed as before, with people in costumes of the old days. An example, to embroider in the past, a working blacksmith in his forge, but it also includes a school and a doctor's house. They tell you a lot about the old days.
The house interior is an exhibit which is been collected since 1945, and gives a good picture of the way of life and rituals in the 19th and 20th centuries in this area.
The nature and the animals in this village, the gardens in the summer, the traditional crops in the fields… In and around the village live horses, cows, goats, sheep and birds to complete the picture.
A visit is well worth it, and is a fun trip for both adults and children.
Olsztynek is about 64 kilometers from Plozy.
Admission for adults and children 7 years and 12 zloty (up to 7 years free), family (2 adults 2 children) 28 zloty.
More information about Museum Olsztynek:
Official website (among others in German, English, French): http://muzeumolsztynek.com.pl/