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Dear Sirs ! The visit in the Museum of the Mazovian Countryside in Sierpc is a real travel into the past, unexpected discoveries and most of all an inspirational encounter with indigenous history and ceremonial of the Mazovian village from the breakthrough of the 19th and 20th centuries.

We hope that the portal you are visiting now shall meet your expectations, resolve potential doubts and information included here shall allow for accurate understanding of the Museum offer. We are expecting that it shall inspire you to visit the Museum and see our collection with your very eyes. You are more than welcome.

 The origin of the Museum goes back to 1971. Primarily the institution functioned as
a regional Ethnographic Museum whose basic statutory task was collection of cultural goods within the scope of ethnography and folk art with particular attention to sculpture and iconography of Sierpc district. Embracing folk artists with sponsorship and collection of their works in the field of woodcarving became a superior motive of opening the museum. The Museum was located in the Town hall where exhibitions dedicated to folk sculpture from Sierpc vicinity and town history were arranged. In 1975 city authorities handed the area of former Bojanowo property for construction of the ethnographic museum and only two years later translocation of facilities from the north-western region of Mazovia was initiated. First buildings became available for sightseeing in 1985. Two years have passed when the institution received the name of the Museum of the Mazovian Countryside in Sierpc. Since 1999 the organiser of the Museum is the Board of the Mazovian Voivodeship and general supervision is in hands of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. The Museum of the Mazovian Countryside in Sierpc primarily functioned as a one-branch institution. At present, the institution encompasses eight thematic areas: ethnographic, inventory, conservational, administration and investment, popularisation and promotion, environmental, constructional and financial.

Currently MMC in Sierpc is not only an ethnographic museum and town hall but also the Museum of the Small Town in Bieżuń – the branch of MMC in Sierpc. The region of research conducted by the Museum of the Mazovian Countryside covers above all the area of north-western Mazovia also called The Old Mazovia. However, the institution does not restrict itself to collection and protection of past memorabilia. Through an abundant educational offer it cares of intellectual development of children and youngsters, thanks to modern conference rooms, it leads to integration of employees of different companies and institutions, enables organisation of trainings and conferences, cultivates interpersonal bonds. Cultural and educational activity including exhibitions, lectures, museum lessons, workshops for children and youngsters, educational programmes or open-air events became a showcase of the Museum of the Mazovian Countryside in Sierpc. The institution also conducts scientific activity and fosters popularisation of national heritage by organisation of conferences, lectures or talks.

 To our great joy, the Museum offer meets expectations of a wide group of recipients  which best proves the fact that the museum is visited annually by approximately 60 000 guests.