Porta Posnania tells the story of the beginnings of the Polish state and the Cathedral Island. There are no museum exhibits here. We present our history in a modern way, with multimedia and light.
Visiting the Porta Posnania has two stages: first is a unique exhibition located in a minimalist building, the second one is a walk through the cathedral island. The audio guide is available in as many as 8 language versions: Polish, English, German, Spanish, French, Czech, Russian and Ukrainian. Various sightseeing options are available: for young people and adults, as well as for families with children.
Porta Posnania is an accessible and welcoming place. The exhibition is suitable for the elderly, families with small children and people with disabilities. Throughout the year we organize many events, including workshops, temporary exhibitions, concerts, activities for children and adults and academic conferences. We are inspired not only by the history of the Cathedral Island, but also by the amazing wealth of its nature. Porta Posnania is thus also a meeting place by the river, where you can relax and take a breather.
"Joint ticket to Cathedral Island" is for anyone who wants to know the best attractions of Cathedral Island. Based on this ticket you can visit exhibitions in three places: Porta Posnania, Archdiocesan Museum, Archeological Reserve Genius Loci. It is an opportunity and an incentive for a close encounter with the heritage of the Cathedral Island. Visiting Porta Posnania is your introduction to the Cathedral Island, where multimedia and interactive exhibition will bring visitors the history of this place. In Archeological Reserve Genius Loci you can discover the unique fortifications of the Piast dynasty stronghold and explore the history hidden under the grounds as an archeologist. In turn in Archdiocesan Museum hides a rich collection of religious art, country’s most magnificent Medieval art gallery and it is the oldest museum in Poland.
The project is financed by European Funds for Regional Development as part of 6.4 Innovative Economy Programme 2007-2013.