A Day in the Market – Everyday Life in Medieval Wroclaw

The temporary exhibition provides evidence about everyday life of the inhabitants of medieval Wrocław.

The City of Wrocław in Poland is the historical capital of Silesia that shares several centuries of joint history with the Czech lands. Legendary Duke Vratislaus I of Bohemia founded the city in the Early Middle Ages on the distant route connecting the west and east of Europe, and during the 13th century, it was developed into one of the most significant municipal structures in Central Europe. Between 1335 and 1742, Silesia and its metropolis were part of the Lands of the Bohemian Crown.

The temporary exhibition dedicated to medieval Wrocław and its Nowy Targ (New Market) Square, one of the marketplaces of the former medieval town, presents a wide collection of findings uncovered during rescue archaeological research that was conducted in Nowy Targ during 2010–2012.

The multifarious collection of exhibits – from parts of clothing, jewellery, and everyday objects including the furnishings of burgher households, business tools, and documents to devotional objects, symbolical artefacts, arms, and entertainment objects – provide evidence about everyday life of the inhabitants of medieval Wrocław, the second largest town (after Prague) in the Kingdom of Bohemia under the rule of Charles IV.


House at the Golden Ring

Týnská 630/6
110 00 Prague 1 – Old Town
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Temporary exhibition


16. 11. 2022 – 3. 9. 2023