History and the ancient art
The Department of History is situated on the first floor. The exhibition starts with 19th century copperplate reprints by W. Hogarth - English engraver and moralizer of the 18th century.
The exhibition on the 1st floor presents the history of Lebork and the Lebork Lands in chronological order from the early middle-ages to when the Teutonic Knights were based here, and traces the development of Lebork town into an administrative and local government centre. Also on exhibition is a valuable collection of furniture and pewter from the 17th and 18th centuries. Maps from the 18th and 19th centuries and photographs of the town from the 1930s enrich the exhibition.
The exihibtion concludes with an example of a kitchen/dining room from the end of 19th century which links both German cultural traditions and the culture of the Polish inhabitants who migrated to the region from eastern Poland after the Second World War.
The Department of Numismatics is located on the third floor. The exhibition includes antique coins dating back to ancient times, through the middle-ages, up to the modern period and the Polish Partitions, from the beginning of 20th century and the interwar period (inlcuding both Polish and foreign).
The third floor also includes a room dedicated to Paul Nipkow, who was born in Lebork, showing technical exhibits. Nipkow was a precursor in the field of television and the transmission of moving pictures and invented the "Nipkow Plate" which led to the development of the television set.