Bobrka is a small, picturesque village located 10 km from my summer house, here is located a very interesting museum. I have been to Bobrka many times and I like it.
The Ignacy Łukasiewicz Museum of Petroleum Industry in Bóbrka is a special place, located as it is at the oil-mining plant which, established in 1854, was one of the first in the world. The plant was set up by Ignacy Łukasiewicz, Tytus Trzecieski and Karol Klobasse-Zrencki right in the village of Bóbrka, between Krosno and Dukla. And it is still in operation!
The Ignacy Łukasiewicz Museum of Petroleum Industry in Bóbrka houses a collection of Łukasiewicz memorabilia, as well as photographs and documents relating to crude oil itself, and the techniques of petroleum mining, engineering, refining and exploitation. The archives hold e.g. 1920’s books of statutes for the miners, issues of specialist periodicals that have been published since the late 19th century, as well as remarks and records of people connected with the history of the industry. Commemorative medals, postcards and envelopes with occasional stamps, and postage stamps relating to petroleum industry are part of the collection.
|Ignacy Lukasiewicz's house in the museum|
It is definitely is worth a visit!