The Living Museum of Gingerbreads in Toruń is the first so interactive museum in Europe. It has existed since 2006 and it is located at 9 Rabiańska street, in the middle of the city center (199 steps from The Nicolas Copernicus Monument).
The Museum is open daily 10am - 6 pm. First admission at 10, last at 5pm.
Crossing the gates of the Museum will guarantee you two time travels:
- the first floor magically takes the visitors to the Medieval times. Here you can learn about every ritual connected with baking gingerbreads. It all takes place under the watchful eyes of m Gingerbread Master and charming Gingerbread Witch. The visitors prepare dough by themselves and then bake the specialties of Toruń in traditional wooden molds.
- the second floor is a manufacturing room from the 19th and the early 20th century, managed by the Rabiański siblings. Here the visitors will see, for example, the original German machines (which were used to bake ginberbreads), a vintage baking oven and the collection of wax gingerbread molds. What is more, everyone has a chance to decorate their own gingerbread with icing and take part in gingerbread decorating workshop led by the rzez Painter.
We welcome all those who want to learn about the tradition of baking gingerbreads in Toruń, the history of our city and its medieval culture. All of this happens in a fantastic atmosphere with a great deal of humor. The visit in our Museum is fun and joy for everyone, no matter what age you are. Even seniors consider the Museum an enjoyable and unique experience.
Our Museum makes every effort in order to be an accessible and friendly place for everybody. It has been adjusted to the needs of disabled visitors. They can take part in the show with audio description.
The uniqueness of the Living Museum of Gingerbreads is appreciated by those you had taken part in our show. You can read their reviews on our Facebook page!
According to TripAdvisor our Museum is one of the most popular attractions of Toruń (it is right behind the Old Town).