Wolsztyn is a county town, located ca. 80 km south-west of Poznań.
The West-Wielkopolska Folk Buildings Heritage Park is a regional institution, formally being a branch of the Regional Museum of Wolsztyn. It is located ca. 800 m away of the town’s centre, on the western bank of Wolsztyńskie Lake.
The site’s 3.3ha area contains dozen-or-so structures, mainly wooden ones. The Heritage Park comprises examples of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century folk culture. The area penetrated by it is a Lubusz/Wielkopolska borderland.
The Park’s spatial composition is meant to reconstruct an average clustered-village layout which is rather common to the west of Wielkopolska. The concept has been chosen primarily because of a distinct ethnographic character of the region displayed, with an essential influence of so-called Olęder (Dutch-originated) settlement on the regional folk culture.
Apart from permanent exhibitions, ‘living heritage park’ events are held, with an aim to present crafts and skills falling these days into oblivion: weaving, braiding, etc.
Boh. Bielnika 26
Tel. +48 68 384 26 19
For more, read at the Museum’s official website.