Museum of Forests and Wood Centre for Environmental and Forestry Education in Rogów –
Forest Experimental Department (Leśny Zakład Doświadczalny, LZD) at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences)
ul. Leśna 5a, Room 24
Tel. (46) 874 83 74
Prices available on the website
Mondays – Fridays: 7 am – 3 pm
Saturdays – Sundays: 11 am – 4 pm
(from May to October; closed at weekends out of season).
Director: Dariusz Anderwald MA
Staff: Kinga Borowska MSc, Anna Jakimiuk MA, Joanna Sitkiewicz MA
The Museum of Forests and Wood in Rogów is an integral part of the scientific and research facility at SGGW (Szkoła Główna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego w Warszawie – The Warsaw University of Life Sciences) Forest Experimental Department in Rogów (Leśny Zakład Doświadczalny, LZG). The history of the collection dates back to the years 1949–1950 which is when the majority of the exhibits were acquired. Those on display represent various fields of forest science and serve as a teaching resource for students during classes, internships and conventions at the Forest Experimental Department. The museum’s collection is also of enormous scientific and cognitive value in the compilation of a monograph of the environment of Rogów and its environs. Furthermore, in order to meet social demand, and in striving to promote knowledge of the environment in the region, the museum is open to the many school trips and tourists who visit it. The exhibition is laid out in four rooms, in which there are also additional thematic exhibitions (one is devoted to antlers, another to bats and there is also an exhibition of insects). The museum has a splendid collection of 300 beautifully-crafted stuffed birds and more than 50 mammals from different parts of Poland living in various habitats. In addition, the displays also include:
– an extensive collection of cones from all over the world;
– an exhibition of fungi growing on tree bark;
– a collection of Polish and tropical insects;
– a xylotheque – ‛library of wood’ – a collection of wood samples from different types of trees;
– a collection of birds’ eggs and nests;
– animal bones and antlers;
– tools used in forestry.
The educational hall is an integral part of the museum. It is located in a completely separate room and it contains several stuffed animal specimens which are used during museum classes. The museum is located in the building used for teaching at the Centre for Environmental and Forestry Education (Centrum Edukacji Przyrodniczo-Leśnej – CEPL) and covers an area of 400 sq. metres. It is administered by the staff of CEPL. The entrance and toilets are accessible for people with impairments. The museum also houses a shop which sells souvenirs, postcards, catalogues, CDs and books. Since 2018 an audio guide is also available with three different versions of tour paths (for adults, families
and for English speakers).