Residence of Lowicz bishop
It is not always possible to see the residence as there is a fence and the gate is sometimes closed. I was lucky to see the building.
The residence was formerly a deanery. The mansion was founded by Lowicz dean Krajewski. At the end of the 18th century the seat of bishop - suffragan.
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Children will love it!
Sromow is a tiny village about 11 km east of Lowicz. The signposts on the E30 from Warsaw will show you the way to Muzeum Rzezby Ludowej, that is a museum of folk sculpture. But it is not an ordinary museum. Owned by the Brzozowski family, who are also the authors of all the colourful carvings it represents scenes from the life of the region and not only: a wedding, a Corpus Christi procession in Lowicz, a ski jump of the famous Polish ski jumper Adam Malysz, to mention just a few. And these are not static scenes - the figures are in motion, creating a fascinating colourful spectacle, so bring a video camera with you if you can. You can see samples of the scenes on their website. There is also an exhibition of old carriages there.
The house and the garden themselves are a treat for the eyes too, with all sorts of carved figures springing up at the most unusual places, even on top of a tree. Children will love looking for them as I did too in spite of my advanced years, but aren't we all children at heart?
The museum is open daily from 9 am. to 5 pm. , Sundays - from 12.00 till 5 pm. In winter months (Dec., Jan. & Feb.) visits only by prior arrangement.
The exhibition can be viewed only with the guide, who opens it when there is a minimum of 5 visitors. I suppose you can evade this by buying 5 tickets if you are on your own. I couldn't find out the price of the tickets though.
We only saw the house and garden as we were there too early on a Sunday, but we are going back to see it all soon.
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