Are you a fan of Polish football? Visit State Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw to see “Football love stories “exhibition! Posted by on Jun 26, 2016 in Culture

The State Ethnographic Museum (Państwowe Muzeum Etnograficzne), founded in 1888, is the oldest museum of its kind in Poland.
The Museum collects examples of Polish and international folk culture, which number over 80,000 objects. Permanent exhibitions present the cultures of Africa, Oceania and America as well as some aspects of Polish culture such as rituals, customs and material culture. The Museum also organizes temporary thematic exhibitions (czasowe wystawy tematyczne) and has an effective role in scientific publishing, research and promotional activities regarding culture.

Football Stories exhibition runs  June 10th – 30th October 2016

The event is a story about the phenomenon of passionate football fans. The exhibits come from the permanent exhibition Time of Celebrations in the Cultures of Poland and Europe and a private collection of Stefan Szczepłek, a famous name in Polish sports journalism and a chronicler of football. This is Poland’s biggest assortment of jerseys, shoes, balls, gadgets and accessories that provide a historical look at the sport and the fever that accompanies it worldwide, as each item tells an important and separate story in the history of football.


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The most important items with remarkable sporting stories behind them make up a collector’s path. Its stages tell a mysterious story of a champagne cork, and reveal unique shirts signed by football stars such as Franz Beckenbauer, Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi, Zbigniew Boniek, Pele and Zinedine Zidane, as well as fan scarves, gadgets such as a cushion in the form of a street sign bearing the address of Widzew Łódź club, in addition to tickets from major tournaments.

I will not be able to attend the exhibition, but would love to hear from someone who already did or will! Let us know how you liked it:)

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About the Author: Kasia

My name is Kasia Scontsas. I grew near Lublin, Poland and moved to Warsaw to study International Business. I have passion for languages: any languages! Currently I live in New Hampshire. I enjoy skiing, kayaking, biking and paddle boarding. My husband speaks a little Polish, but our daughters are fluent in it! I wanted to make sure that they can communicate with their Polish relatives in our native language. Teaching them Polish since they were born was the best thing I could have given them! I have been writing about learning Polish language and culture for Transparent Language’s Polish Blog since 2010.


  1. Przemek:

    Hi Kasia
    You can write about Grunwald. The largest re-enactment of the battle of July 15, 1410.
    This is one of the most important battles in the history of Polish kingdom. Every year, from 13 to 16 July arrives on the staging of the battle more than 100 000 people to see the struggle of more than 1,400 knights.

    • Kasia:

      @Przemek Thank you Przemek! Next on my list:)