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The Opole Open-Air Museum of Rural Architecture

 „In the center of an old peasant's farmstead, sagging low towards the ground, there stands an old wooden church covered in moss, an old water mill, a windmill, a granary, blacksmith's workshop, and an indispensable tavern – this is what villages looked like in the old days. In the age of missiles being shot towards the surfaces of silver orbs, such a contrasting village will be established in Opole on the picturesque Bolko Island, enveloped by the shining ribbon of the Odra River" - this is how the Polish media heralded the establishment of an open-air museum at the turn of the 1960's. Soon thereafter, although not on Bolko Island, the Opole Open-Air Museum of Rural Architecture was established in 1961. The Museum's range of tasks and objectives was laid out, which included: the collection, conservation, and scientific study and exhibition of folk culture landmarks from Opolan Silesia, with an emphasis on wooden folk architecture.