The Museum of Medal Making is housed in one of Wroclaw's most beautiful and best preserved Baroque burgher houses. Built in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, it owes its present shape that of a palace house with a balconied portal to an eighteenth century late Baroque reconstruction. The Museum, established in 1964, is the only one of its kind in Poland.
The exhibits illustrate Polish medal making art from the sixteenth through the seventeenth centuries and include J. F. Holzhaeusser's collection of medals representing Polish kings, medals by Jan Hoehn the Older and the Younger, and by Sebastian Dadler; sixteenth through eighteenth century Silesian medals depicting the history of Upper and Lower Silesia, including medals commemorating Wroclaw's historic events and people; nineteenth and twentieth century portrait plaques; Poland's oldest orders, i.e., the Order of the White Eagle, Order of St. Stanislaw and Virtuti Militari; contemporary medals from Poland and the world, including Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Australia; foreign medals, such as mintage and decorative medals from the mints of Paris, Italy, Denmark and Bohemia. The Documentation Section contains information and research materials about medals and orders.
Permanent exhibitions: Medal-Making in the Polish Lands in the Sixteenth through the Twentieth Centuries; Medal-Making in Old Silesia; Polish Medal-Making in the 90's; Panorama of Old Lwow.
Muzeum Sztuki Medalierskiej
Oddział Muzeum Miejskiego Wrocławia
ul. Kazimierza Wielkiego 35
Phone: (+48 71) 391 69 40, 391 69 41
Email: [email protected]