The exhibition of Porta Posnania is the most popular attraction of our center, offering many sightseeing options. We tell the history of the Cathedral Island using simple language, free from academic jargon. Thanks to multimedia solutions interesting information is easy to find. The exhibition space is also suitable for people with various disabilities.
The main exhibition presents the history of the unique place, which is the Cathedral Island next to Porta Posnania. The exhibition leads you through four halls: Castle, Water, Gold and Stained Glass, and invites you to have a direct interaction with the heritage, right there, at your fingertips It covers the period from the foundation of the castle in the 10th century to the present day. It tells the story of people, events and moments of crucial importance for the Poznan Cathedral Island, which was a place where science, art and commerce could flourish. The presentation of more than a thousand years of history allows visitors to understand the changes that have taken place over the centuries.
We offer two sightseeing routes: one for young people and adults, and one for families with children. An integral part of each of them is the audio guide which leads you through the exhibition and allows you to explore it at your own pace. Additionally, the family route turns the exhibition into a field game. Both solutions are among the most innovative in Poland.
The exhibition project was developed by the Belgian company Tempora SA, which specializes in designing narrative exhibitions. Artists from Poland and abroad: Isabelle de Borchgrave, Marcin Markowski, Janusz Ordon and Xawery Żuławski, as well as renowned historical experts such as professor Hanna Kóčka-Krenz were involved in the process of creating the exhibition.
The project is financed by European Funds for Regional Development as part of 6.4 Innovative Economy Programme 2007-2013.