Protecting the tradition of a dying profession

The Polish Rafting Museum in Ulanów

Rafting is now an almost extinct occupation, so to preserve knowledge and tradition, the only museum on the subject in Poland was opened in 2015. A single-storey wooden house in Ulanów, where the Tanew River flows into the San, was chosen as the site. Most rafts and galleys used to transport goods were launched in this town until wheeled land transport became more viable. The museum collects artefacts and memorabilia, as well as cultivating the tradition of rafting together with the Bractwo Flisackie (The Rafting Brotherhood). The oldest item on display is a 15th-century anchor. The waybill books are also interesting.

Entrance to a wooden museum building with red glass doors and a gray roof

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