a morning at Lublin’s Open Air Village Museum
I spent yesterday morning at Lublin’s Open Air Village Museum, which is known locally as “Skansen.” It’s located out of town a bit, but was only a 30 minute walk from where I was staying. The sign listed the adult admission as being 10 zł, but when I tried to pay, the cashier smiled and waved me through.
I really enjoyed the time I spent walking around Skansen. The scenery is gorgeous, and being able to go inside farm houses and outbuildings from bygone days was both interesting and educational. They have farm houses from as far back as the 1780s, and they also have the different regions of Poland represented.
And perhaps best of all, they cows, goats, chickens and horses living out happy little lives. While they don’t have quarter machines full of corn to feed the animals like they often do at petting zoos in the United States, they do have ample dandelions, and the goats seemed to love those.
This was a relaxing place to spend the morning, and lots of families were here as well. They have bathrooms, a souvenir shop, and a snack shop selling juice, ice cream, beer, etc.