Permanent exhibitions

Zdjęcie wystawy w muzeum kanału bydgoskiego

History and function of the Bydgoszcz Canal

At the "Bydgoszcz Canal - history and role" exhibition you will find out who and when buidt the Bydgoszcz Canal, how it influenced the city's development and you will see how life went on next to it. In addiction, you will see models of the locks and the now defunct Władysław IV Bridge.

wystawa w muzeum kanału bydgoskiego

Shipping on the
Bydgoszcz Water Area

At the exhibition "Shipping on the Bydgoszcz Water Area" you will see various barges and tugboats that sailed on the waters of Bydgoszcz and you will learn about the role of shipping in our city.

Temporary exhibitions

Old Polish Brda​

Old Polish Brda

The exhibition "Old Polish Brda" will take you to even more distant times. You will learn that, among others what Bydgoszcz residents traded and you can see the costumes and weapons of the nobility from the 17th century.


The Bydgoszcz Canal captured through the brushstrokes of Krzysztof Cichański

Immaculate beauty of the Bydgoszcz Canal preserved on canvas. These artworks transport us to the four seasons' views along the Planty.

Fun, hearty food, drinks. The world of restaurants on the locks.

The exhibition will transport us to the world of restaurants along the Bydgoszcz Canal. You will learn what the social life of Bydgoszcz residents was like at the beginning of the 20th century.

Past exhibitions

Through the lens of David Kilon

Through the lens of Dawid Kilon

Met on a walk, photographed without hiding. All of us can observe them. At the exhibition we will see photos of birds from the Brda River and the Bydgoszcz Canal, captured with the lens of Dawid Kilon, a naturalist from Bydgoszcz.

Social life of Bydgoszcz inhabitants at the beginning of the 20th century

Social life of Bydgoszcz inhabitants at the beginning of the 20th century

Where did the inhabitants of Bydgoszcz go for walks? How actively did they spend their time? What restaurants did they choose? You will find out at the exhibition about the social life of Bydgoszcz residents.


Barges on the Bydgoszcz Water Area

Berlinki, bromberki or just barges? For decades, these units left their mark on the memory of the inhabitants of Bydgoszcz. The inhabitants of Bydgoszcz saw barges in many places without realizing that they often looked at different types of units.

Swan Island

Swan Island

At the exhibition "Swan Island" you can see charming corners of the old Bydgoszcz Canal, where you could admired these dignified birds. The Exhibition also features swans in various forms, collected in the collection of Mr. Bartłomiej Wodyński

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Rafts and sawmills in the landscape of the Bydgoszcz waterway area at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries

Bydgoszcz fulfilled a very important role as an inland port for hundreds of years. Of particular note is the time after the construction of the Bydgoszcz Canal in 1774, when Bydgoszcz became a transit point for many products flowing westwards. An important segment in the transport of goods to the west was timber floated from the Vistula and Brda.

Szelągowska wystawa konkursowa

Bydgoszcz water area - symbiosis of nature and technology in the lens

This is an exhibition of photographs by Justyna Szelągowska, who won the first prize in a photography competition organized by the Bydgoszcz Canal Museum.

Bydgoszcz ships - tugboats on a sightseeing cruise

Exhibition dedicated to tugboats also serving as tourist vessels. At the exhibition, we will see old photographs and models of tourist ships.