The Museum of the City of Łódz or Muzeum Miasta Łódzi is located in the palatial former resisendce of Izrael Poznański and his family. This beautiful building is located next to the textile factory.
This museum offers very little signage in English. The page long description of the dining room was translated into English, and the rooms devoted to Artur Rubinstein (he was born here) included English descriptions of the his many awards and photographs. I’m telling you all this to say, they may have been telling a story here that I didn’t get because I don’t read Polish. With that disclaimer, I have to say that the museum seems to be misnamed.
To me, the museum didn’t seem to be about Łódz; it was about the Poznański family, as Seinfeld would say, not that there’s anything wrong with that. The museum of the factory seemed to offer more about the growth of Łódz and what life was like for people living there.
I’m not trying to discourage you from visiting. I love grand, old homes, especially stately dining rooms, and this one is spectacular. I would encourage you to contact the museum to see if it’s possible to arrange for an English tour guide or to read as much as possible about the building before visiting.
Admission is 9 zl or about $3.
An accountant by trade and a food blogger since 2009, Lois Britton fell in love with Polish cuisine during the years she lived in Poznań, Poland. As the creator of PolishHousewife.com, she loves connecting readers with traditional Polish recipes. Lois has a graduate certificate in Food Writing and Photography from the University of South Florida. She is the author of The Polish Housewife Cookbook, available on Amazon and on her website.