Januš Parulis Museum of Life and History of Hrodna – Hrodna, Belarus - Atlas Obscura

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Januš Parulis Museum of Life and History of Hrodna

An unusual museum home to a vast collection of items that represent everyday life. 


The owner and curator of this private collection, Janusz Parulis amassed this amazing ensemble of everyday items now crammed into this tight space. The collection contains around 20,000 items, which are displayed haphazardly across the museum. However, this unique display adds to the museum’s charm. 

Parulis has a personal connection with most of the items found in the museum. A few objects on display are old boots, firemen equipment, a broken gramophone, and old photos. Many of the items were crafted locally or were passed down over various generations.

A trip to this museum is certainly a different experience than visitors will find at a more traditional museum.

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Visits are arranged by appointment only.

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