Thursdays with Copernicus in Olsztyn
‘Summer Thursdays with Nicolas Copernicus’ – a face-to-face meeting with the castle’s most prominent resident. This is an educational and entertaining event addressed to both residents of Olsztyn and tourists (July and August). The main attraction of the Thursdays is Nicolas Copernicus, who tells visitors about his discoveries and presents the astronomical instruments he used. The actor who impersonates the astronomer will take you around the Museum but he will also show you some nooks and corners of the castle which are not normally open to the public.
Besides, you will have a chance to impersonate a medieval character, for example a coin minter – and produce yourself a commemorative coin called 1 copernicus. Or you can become an old-fashioned printer and print a copy of a document in an antique printing press. You can turn into a medieval burgher trying on historic costumes. After that take a rest and sit in the shaded court of the castle, sipping coffee or chilled soft drinks, watching knights in combat or a show of the Korzunowicz Family Informal Animation Theatre, which presents historic figures connected with town and the region. Your attendance in a ‘Thursday at the Castle’ will be commemorated with a specially designed certificate.