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The “Charm of the PRL” Museum allows younger generations to get to know the past of their parents, while the older ones will be able to remember the brighter and darker sides of the People’s Republic of Poland (PRL). Welcome to our private space filled with souvenirs and symbols of the bygone era..

OUR AIM IS...

to create a unique space which would provide an authentic background to discuss this recent but at the same time already distant era. .

/Beginnings.../

The museum was founded by Rafał and Marta Patla who are the owners of Adventure Warsaw company. Working as guides in Warsaw, travelling in historic Nysa 522 vans, they try to show the various stages of Polish history. And the latest stage of it does not have its own museum, not to mention a space that could serve as a background to the story of this bygone era. The first idea was to collect a few items and family memorabilia to create a flat form the communist times in the garage in Soho Factory.
The hall and the garage were demolished, so the whole concept had to be moved to the former Polish Optical Factory (PZO) where a PRL-like flat was created yet again... it was the year 2013.

/Museum today.../

The museum which you can admire today was created in 2014. We decided to open our doors not only for tourists form Adventure Warsaw, but also for everyone who wanted to visit. In the given space we tried to add elements which would symbolize each decade of the communist era. The 1940s and 1950s are presented using the cabinet of a party dignitary, propaganda posters and the library in which you can find, among other things, Bierut's six-year plan description. The background to the 1960s and 1970s is our waiting room to the cabinet, where you can look at some front pages of old newspapers, meat ration coupons, shop vouchers and exchange books. The most widely presented are the 1980s. The Solidarity corner shows authentic newspapers, leaflets, censored books, resistors as well as the hourglass of Grzegorz Przemyk. Martial Law is presented by a famous Chris Niedenthal's photograph "Apocalypse Now" and on TV you can watch General Jaruzelski giving his famous speech. Empty hooks in our shop are a reminder of the economic collapse during the communist times. We proudly present the stationary soda dispenser, the only one in Poland, which used to stand near Wileński Railway Station. Sitting at the tables from a milk bar, guests can taste the famous communist orangeade, read some books and play some games form the era.

/Museum tomorrow.../


We want to further develop our museum, enlarge the exhibition and create a place for discussion about our difficult history. To take the next step we need a business partner who would not be afraid to be involved in this kind of initiative. If you are interested write to us. We will be more than happy to meet and talk you through our plans and ideas for the museum.

/Greetings/

1: Joanna Żukowska – zdjęcie Bieruta z pogrzebu i świąt, rok 1953.
2: Karol Musiel - torba ortalionowa,lata 80 czapka biała Orbis,plany miast;14 ,Polska-Niemcy,misa,taca metalowa,emalia,
wiśnie- Korea – Południowa,lata 70-80,wieloczynnościowa tarka – 1988r,torba ortalionowa.
3: Kulczycki Sławomir - telewizor Vella.
4: Alicja Fojcik - szklaneczka różyczka duża, talerze emalia 3 szt.
5: Marek Klimkowski - wentylator, wiatrak, Predom.
6: Violetta Wincewicz - stacja telefoniczna, kieliszki.
7: Barbara Miadzielec - puzderko - tworzywo sztuczne z baletnicą, torebki papierowe SPHW,
Papierowe opakowanie 3 szt. odświeżacze, zaświadczenie 12.03.1962r. ramki, biblioteka przygód Bolka i Lolka, Yeti.
8: Michał Krzyżanek - mydła.
9: Katarzyna Jacuniewicz - syfon metalowy różowy, czajnik elektryczny, komplet pocztówek 3szt., maszyna do szycia,
lada,telefon, adapter. 10: Mirosław Grzegorek - książki, sukienki, namiot.
11: Elżbieta Laskowska - gazety, śmierć Stalina, Głos wolnego związkowca.
12: Jacek Lipski - gramofon, gazety.
13: Jacek Suwaj - butelka na mleko, półka, worek na mąkę, dwie puszki, dwie paczki zapałek.
14: Agnieszka Strzeszowska - zastawy kuchenne.
15: Danuta Szenajch - dwie pary łyżew.
16: P. Podbielscy- Kowalscy – papierosy, ramki na zdjęcia.
17: Robert Sawicki - mikrofony.
18. Jakub Dorosz - sztandar PZPR.
19. Anita Łygań - powiększalnik, kuchenka, czajnik.
20. Krystyna Mańturzyk - lokówka, suszarka.
21. Waldemar Czadki - syfony.
22. Karol Musiel - rzeczy kuchenne.
23. Jarek Trzaska - radia i kasety.
24. Jan Kołodziejewski - tara.
25. Jerzy Dąbrowski - szyld ZSMP. Lenin.
26. Artur Smułka - narty.
27. Maria Skwarska - maszyna PREDOM.
28. Sławomir Kulczycki - telewizor VELLA. 29. Stenia Szudman - mikser, sokowirówka.
30. Dariusz Parzelski - cukier, puszka kakao, wiertarka elektryczna ręczna, meble, kosz na śmieci, obrazek Madonna, krucyfiks, trzepaczka do dywanów, papier toaletowy, wata opatrunkowa, gaza, zapałki,butelka do karmienia.
31. A.K – puszka Rolimpex, puszka cacao, kredki drewniane, brązowe etui, pocztówki, okładki do zeszytów, elementarz, dziurkacz, przybornik do manicure i pedicure, kredki świecowe, ołówki automatyczne, tornister, waga, teczki rysunkowe, książeczki.