The collection presents landowner estates comprising of a manor house or a palace surrounded by a park, located in the vicinity of manor farm buildings, which are an integral part of the cultural landscape of Greater Poland.
The collection presents hill forts and cemeteries that are remnants of the so-called Cherven Towns, a historical territory from the period of the beginnings of the Piast Poland in the 10th–13th century, covering at the present most of the southern area of the Lubuskie voivodeship.
The collection includes an ensemble of graveyards – military cemeteries where soldiers of many nationalities, fallen during the bloody fights in Western Galicia in the years 1914–1915, are buried. The cemeteries are a characteristic element of the cultural landscape of Podkarpackie and Małopolskie voivodeships.
Collection introduces the region of centuries-long cultural and technological activity of man, which groups the remnants of the 19th-century industrial complexes and facilities — created in the era of early modern industry being born in the Polish lands.
Almost to mid-19th century, Podlasie was a world almost exclusively built of wood. Competing, in a manner of speaking, with monumental architecture, more humble donors and local builders working for them erected wooden churches that strived to match the stone and brick architecture in terms of artistic craftsmanship.
Wooden architecture is a distinctive feature of Polish cultural landscape, and Podkarpacie is one of the regions where extremely precious, antique, wooden buildings from many periods and of many categories are preserved in abundance.
Wooden sacred architecture of Upper Silesia constitutes one of the most valuable and interesting examples of this region’s heritage. The above is evidenced by a significant number of wooden churches surviving in this region, which are monuments of a considerably uniform nature.
Wooden churches of Opole Silesia are a distinctive element of the rural landscape of Opole. Surrounded by old, well-kept cemeteries and magnificent trees, there have gathered inhabitants for centuries during services, unifying local communities around traditional rituals. The temples enchanted in wood are a great tourist attraction of the Opolskie voivodeship. Apart from the historical fabric, they have also retained unique atmosphere and elusive spirit of this place.
This collection includes wooden and timber-frame churches of Greater Poland. In addition to brick churches with diverse stylistic features, they constitute a distinctive attribute of the region. Their presence enriches settlement landscape and they are an extremely valuable part of cultural heritage of Greater Poland.
The Lubuskie voivodeship abounds in variegated examples of defensive architecture: knight towers, castles, manor houses, defensive churches and structures protecting settlements, towns, or states such as palisades, earth ramparts, defensive walls, chains of fortresses, or fortification lines.
An ample group of historical wooden churches in the Lubuskie voivodeship, with unique cultural and historical features, includes approximately sixty buildings and evidences diverse history of the land of the today’s Lubuskie voivodeship.
Collection includes structures erected in the area of historical Łęczycka and Sieradzka lands along with Wieluński district. Castles included in the collection were founded by kings, bishops, and private investors between ca. 1340 and ca. 1535.