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Museum in Pocket / Museum in Lębork

Fireplace room

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The exhibition presents artefacts related to the dynamic spatial development of the city in the nineteenth century, which was undoubtedly influenced by the emergence of road and rail connections. The appearance  of the city also changed due to the great fires that broke out at the turn of the 19th and 20th  centuries. As a result of reconstruction work, new, representative brick houses, main public buildings and new industrial, craft and service plants were built. Pursuant to the provisions of the Versailles Treaty, after World War I, Lębork fell within the German borders. Trade with Gdańsk was again restricted. Despite these problems, the city was electrified in the 1920s, and this was associated with rapid technical progress which had a huge impact on the way of life of the inhabitants of that time and on changes in their everyday lives. Likewise, residential interiors also changed. At the outbreak of World War II, Lębork was under German rule. At the beginning of March 1945, the city was taken over by the Soviet army. As a result of the entry of Soviet troops, a significant part of the buildings in the centre of Lębork was destroyed. After the war, the city became part of the Polish state. In the post-war years, there was  systematic demographic and economic growth, and with it the development of transport and spatial networks.

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