The sod-turning ceremony marking the beginning of the construction of the Polish History Museum took place on July 6th on the grounds of the Warsaw Citadel. The museum, whose opening is planned for the first quarter of 2021, is to be one of the largest and most modern museums in Poland.
The participants of the Friday groundbreaking ceremony included Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Culture and National Heritage Professor Piotr Gliński, Deputy Minister of Culture Jarosław Sellin, Mazovian Province Governor Zdzisław Sipiera, Polish History Museum Director Robert Kostro, and a representative of the general contractor — Budimex S.A. Board President Dariusz Blocher.
I believe that we are realising one of the main objectives of my Ministry. The Polish History Museum is something Poles have long been waiting for. It is our duty to give this new building, the new home of the Polish History Museum, to museum employees and also to Poles in general.
The Minister of Culture added that he was convinced that the investment will be realised “quickly and efficiently” and that we “will finally have this beautiful museum.”
I am very happy and proud, and I think that I am expressing not only my feelings, but also the feelings of the entire team working on this investment, on the creation of the Polish History Museum, on creating its permanent exhibition. It is a great day not only for us, but also for all Poles. In a few dozen months, we shall have here the spacious, important, and national Polish History Museum. It shall not only be a home to us all, but also a very important place on the tourist map of our country. It shall present the history of Poland to all tourists.
The Budimex S.A. Management Board President reminded those in attendance that the contract for the Museum construction was signed a little more than a month earlier (30 May 2018). “It took us two weeks to deal with all the formalities connected with the transfer of the construction site, obtain all the permissions necessary to enter the construction site, and also to prepare this site,” he added.