Wednesday, 21 March 2018 PL EN | |

Górka Palace

The Górka Palace - the current seat of the Museum, was built in the 1640s by reconstruction of several Gothic tenement houses. To this day, the early Renaissance portal from 1548 and the inner courtyard with a column cloister and two rooms on the ground floor have survived from the original elements of the structure. The building was erected by an unknown architect. The edifice repeatedly changed its destiny. Initially, until 1592, it served as the seat of the Górki family of the Łodzia coat of arms. In the years 1592-1595 he became the property of the Poznan chamberlain Piotr Czarnkowski. From 1605 to 1828, it housed the seat of the Benedictine monastery. From 1834 to 1880, in the former palace, the first high school for girls operated in Poznań. During the last two decades of the 19th century, the building was transformed into a tenement house. He retained this function until the end of the Second World War, when it was seriously damaged. The palace was rebuilt only in 1958-67 and adapted to the headquarters of the Archaeological Museum. The building was entered in the register of monuments under the number A 25 dated 30 March 1971.