Tomaszów Lubelski – Regional Museum
The Regional Museum was founded by a doctor, Janusz Peter, a famous regionalist and administrator of a local hospital. The museum was first opened in one of that hospital's buildings in 1962. It was later moved to a new place, Veteran's House, in 1984.
The Regional Museum in Tomaszów Lubelski is dedicated to various subjects. Currently, it holds approximately 15,000 exhibits that are located in the following departments: Archeology, History, Numismatics, Ethnography and Arts.
Treasure from Czermno gord is one of the most intriguing displays in the region. Czermno used to be the capital of Czerwieńskie Gords [Grody Czerwieńskie] in early Middle Ages. The bigger part of the archeological collection was found during excavation in Grzęda Sokalska, i.a. Tyszowiec, Podlodowa and Jurowa. The history department's collection of weapons, that come from a battlefield near Tomaszów of 1939, is also a popular exhibition.
Arts department proudly displays a large collection of sacral pieces of art, such as Greek Catholic and Orthodox icons dated 15th to 20th century. A precious 15th century sculpture of St. Jacob and unique fabrics, including a Turkish horsecloth, Jewish cauls and canonicals, both Orthodox and Catholic, can all be found in this department. Pottery from local workshops in Tomaszów Lubelski, Lubycz Królewska and Siedliska, along with ceramics from Miśnia and Vienna, are exhibited there as well.
Permanent exhibitions tell us much about fascinating topics: regional ancient history, battle of Tomaszów of 1939, material and spiritual culture of Tomaszów village.
The Janusz Peter Regional Museum in Tomaszów Lubelski
[address] ul. Zamojska 2
tel. 84 664 37 20