EXHIBITION:


EŁK – A HISTORY DRIVEN BY TRAINS

Open: 24 June – 27 October 2019

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EXHIBITION:


IN A CHIVALRY CAMP

Open: 11th June – 10th September 2019

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Historical Museum in Ełk

Museum

The Historical Museum in Ełk was established by the resolution of the City Council dated 28th August 2012.

Since 2017, the seat of the Museum has been located in the former railway station building in the revitalised area of the Ełk Narrow Gauge Railway (in the register of objects of cultural heritage since 1991), built between 1912 and 1918,  presently a part of the Museum.

Apart from the history of the city itself, there is also the region of Masuria which we treat as a kind of historical and cultural phenomenon and which lies within the scope of interest of the Historical Museum in Ełk. The history of the city and its inhabitants cannot be analysed in isolation from the history of the region. In the preserved urban space of Ełk, on a micro scale, one can see traces of processes that for centuries have been shaping the life of the whole Masuria. Factors such as nature, borderland (of nations, states, and cultures), influence of modernisation with its benefits (railway) and negative aspects (modern nationalisms) have left their mark on the city and entire Masuria. Through our activities we want to create space for dialogue with history – space that is open to the multithreaded and multicultural heritage of Ełk and Masuria.

The Historical Museum in Ełk accomplishes its mission by assembling collections, organising exhibitions and cultural events, as well as through educational, knowledge – disseminating and publishing activities.

Opening Times / Contact

Administration
Mo. – Fr.  | 7.00-15.00
phone: +48 87 732 02 83

Tickets | Information
Tu. – Su. | 9.00-17.00
phone: +48 87 610 00 00

Visiting exhibitions
Tu. – Su.  | 9.00-17.00
phone: +48 87 610 00 00

Narrow-Gauge Railway

NGR

On the Museum grounds one finds numerous objects of cultural heritage related to railway technology and rolling stock of the Ełk Narrow Gauge Railway, rich in renovated locomotives and wagons. The collection is constantly being expanded.

The Museum offers narrow-gauge railway rides for individuals and organised groups. It is the only active tourist attraction of this kind in the region of Warmia and Masuria.

TIMETABLE | Summer season 2019 | The route: Ełk – Sypitki – Ełk

May 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
June 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 25 27, 28, 29, 30
July 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30
August 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 29, 30, 31
September 7, 14, 21

Departure from Ełk: 10 am
Departure from Sypitki: 12.15 pm

TICKET PRICES*:

  • Adults – 20 zł
  • Half-price tickets** – 10 zł
  • Children under 5 – for free (under adult supervision)

* The Management reserve the right to change the ticket prices
**school children, students, pensioners, combatants, combat veterans, disabled groups I and II and handicapped (based on the relevant card)

Buy Tickets online: bilety.muzeum.elk.pl

Opening Times | Contact

Administration
Mo. – Fr. | 7.00-15.00
phone: +48 691 366 294

Reservation
Mo. – Fr. | 7.00-15.00
phone: +48 534 535 004

Tickets | Information
Tu. – Su. | 9.00-17.00
phone: +48 87 610 00 00

Visiting exhibitions
Tu. – Su. | 9.00-17.00
phone: +48 87 732 02 82

The Railway Explorer’s Park

REP

Opening Times | Contact

Summer season May 01 – September 30: Tu. – Su. | 9.00-17.00
Winter season October 01 – April 30: Tu. – Su. | 9.00-15.00

Visiting with a guide
phone: +48 87 732 02 82