Discover history with Lego at HistoryLand Poznan

Myself and Lego Yoda at HistoryLand Poznan

The O'Hallorans

The OHallorans

We’re made up of Lyndsey, John and Erin, who all love a new adventure. We try to get away as much as possible, especially during school holidays and variety is a must for us. That means staying anywhere from a luxury hotel to a hostel and it’s not often we go to the same place twice. 

Poznan has some really quirky places to visit. HistoryLand is a fun attraction to visit both with and without children. Read on for more details.

Address

HistoryLand,
Międzynarodowe Targi Poznańskie,
ul. Głogowska 14, Hala 3A,
60-734 Poznań

5 minutes on foot from the Central Station.
4 minutes on foot from Rondo Kaponiera.

Ticket prices

Regular – 40 PLN / Around £8
Reduced – 30 PLN / Around £6
Students and under 18s – 28 PLN / Around £5.50
Children under 3 are free

Ticket prices at HistoryLand Poznan

Opening hours

Wed. – Fri.: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Weekend: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Last entrance: 5:15 pm

Contact

Tel: +48 530 903 053
Email: bok@historyland.pl
Website: https://historyland.pl/en/

A Lego scene at HistoryLand Poznan

About HistoryLand

HistoryLand is an idea of three friends – Marcin Tobolski, Krzysztof Tobolski and Marcin Pietrucha. A passion for history , LEGO bricks and their hometown –Posen [Poznan] bound them together. 

This idea was born more than 10 years ago, but its implementation took some years –viz.until 2017, when the exhibition was inaugurated.

Why so long? The first step in the activities of the three friends was establishing a LEGO store in Poznan to get easy access to orders for the bricks desired. Models took shape in the founders’ garages and were made meticulously in close cooperation with mockup makers and under close supervision of historian invited to this project. The LEGO bricks, used for making all 1:50 scale models (by matching the structures to the sizes of a LEGO figure), totaled more than one million.

A great deal of work on mockups was combined with professional video-mapping projected upon the models, multimedia interactivity and the town of live history.

https://historyland.pl/en/about-us/

Exploring as an English visitor 

As an English visitor I was a little worried about not knowing exactly what we would be looking at. Luckily, when buying tickets you have the option to get an audio guide too and this is a great idea.

Sisters using audio guides at HistoryLand Poznan

The audio guide directs you around the museum, explaining what you are looking at and where in Poland’s history you are.

As a historical exhibition, there is a lot of information to take in. The displays cover important events in Polish history such as:

  • The settlement of Biskupin
  • The battle of Grunewald
  • The naval battle at Oliva
  • The monastery at Jasna Gora [Clarus Mons]
  • The battle of Monte Cassino
  • The defense of Westerplatte
  • The shipyard of Danzig [Gdansk]
  • The Wawel Cathedral
  • Kracow Town Square
  • St Mary’s Church

So much work has gone into each of the displays and they were amazing to see. Some, such as the battle of Grunewald has hundreds and hundreds of pieces of Lego and they are so detailed. We spent ages looking at the different soldiers, realising that there isn’t one of the same face next to another. This scene in particular has so many pieces, with soldiers wearing armour and riding horses, who also wear different things.

The battle of Grunewald at HistoryLand

Some of the exhibits have video in the background either to help explain what’s happening or to enhance the scene. In one, there is a dragon flying around while breathing fire. Amazing! In certain areas exhibits are lit up at different times, so that you can concentrate on one area at a time. The whole thing is done in a really clever way.

What else is there at HistoryLand?

After looking around the exhibits, there are a few other things to consider for your visit. The first is a trip to the Lego shop. This isn’t an official shop though so you won’t be able to get a Lego passport stamp here. However, there are lots of cool Lego items to buy. HistoryLand also has a small coffee shop and a playroom full of Lego. This area would be perfect for children or school trips. 

Lego store at HistoryLand Poznan

How long should you spend at HistoryLand?

If you plan to use the audio guide, you’ll look to spend just over an hour at HistoryLand. You can look around without it but it won’t make much sense if you’re an English visitor. It’s only a small museum though so if you just want to look at the Lego, plan for around 30-45 minutes.

The shipyard of Danzig

​Was it worth visiting?

Although this wasn’t somewhere to spent a lot of time, I was so glad to have visited. The walk from the train station was really short so it’s ideal if you’re in that area anyway. The entrance fee is really reasonable and I liked that you could get an audio guide in English. Although I was definitely more interested in looking at the displays for the Lego rather than the history of Poland, it was a really fun place to go. I went without children so it’s definitely somewhere to consider if you’re on a trip without the kids too. 

Other things to do in Poland:

  • Wroclaw Zoo
  • MovieGate, Wroclaw
  • Hydropoils, Wroclaw
  • Kolejkowo wroclaw (Miniature world), Wroclaw
  • Learn about the St. Martin Croissant at the Croissant Museum, Poznan
  • HistoryLand, Poznan
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