Museum of Kashubian and Pomeranian Literature and Music
Founded in 1968, the Museum of Kashubian and Pomeranian Literature and Music is housed in two buildings: the former Przebendowski Palace, built around the year 1800 and redesigned a half century later in the Neo-Gothic style, and a building constructed between 1890 and 1900Za fine example of a nineteenth century warehouse.
The Museum, whose aim is to document the cultural development of Kashuby and Pomerania over the ages, collects Kashubian and Pomeranian literature and music. Among its holdings are works by prominent Kashubian writers and poets, most notably by Aleksander Majkowski, and manuscripts by contemporary authors writing in the Kashubian dialect; first and later editions of the oldest Kashubian and Pomeranian literature; a rich collection of Pomeranian newspapers, including the Szkola Narodowa, Gazeta Gdanska, Gazeta Kartuska, Gazeta Grudziadzka and others. The music collection illustrates the output of local artists and the Pomeranian singing movement. The Museum has also a large collection of audio- and videotapes about Kashuby and Pomerania as well as holdings in art, ethnography, medal-making, numismatics and cartography.
There is no permanent exhibition at the moment, as restoration work is underway in the Przebendowski Palace. The Museum holds several temporary exhibitions every year, and its collections are referred to in a number of master's and doctoral theses and in other publications.
Muzeum Piśmiennictwa i Muzyki Kaszubsko-Pomorskiej w Wejherowie
ul. Zamkowa 2A
Phone: (+48 58)736 18 21
Phone/Fax: (+48 58) 672 29 56