The Kashubians are an ethnic group located in Pomerania (northern Poland), whose tradition, culture and language in the districts of Wejherowo, Puck, Kościerzyna, Bytów, Lębork, Kartuzy as well as in parts of the districts of Chojnice and Słupsk maintained. Learn about their culture by visiting the “Museum of Kashubian Pomeranian Literature and Music” in the palace of the Przebendowski and Keyserling families in the city of Wejherowo.
Kashubian and Pomeranian documents, musical notes, literature, newspapers, maps, coins, graphics and ethnographic objects are exhibited in the Museum. Manuscripts of the family Wejher, including the in 1657 published sermon for the funeral of city founder Jakub Wejher include its rarities. Also manuscripts, early printed books and personal items of writers and other artists from the Pomeranian region are kept in the castle. The museum coordinates and organises among others meetings with local artists, conferences, literary competitions, concerts and book presentations. A bladder fiddle decorated with a devil on its top is one of the most interesting objects in the collection of folk instruments. It is a typical Kashubian musical instrument.
Keyserling Palace in Wejherowo
2a Zamkowa Street
phone +48 58 672 29 56,
reservation for groups: +48 58 736 18 21
pn. – pt.: godz. 10-17,
sob. – niedz.: godz. 11-17