Medieval evenings and open meetings

Have you ever wondered how the life in our area looked like centuries ago? What people were doing? How they prepared their food and clothes? There was a chance to learn that during meetings and practical workshops organised by participants of “Living history” project. They not only focused on our neighborhood, they also shared what they learned while observing how the living history methods are implemented in countries such as: Turkey, Italy, Latvia, Romania and Cyprus.


We invite you to watch the photo gallery documenting workshops on various topics:

selvedges, medieval clothing and cooking, archery, combat fighting, pottery and many others!


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Festival – I National Tournament of Kubb

During the weekend of 6-7 September 2014 in Tum the First Tournament of Kubb game was organised.

Kubb is an outdoor team game, which was founded during the Vikings era in Europe in the early Medieval Ages.

During two days of the Festival, in two groups - 24 matches were played.
From each qualifying group two best teams (consisting of 2 to 3 people) passed to the next stage. Finals took place on Sunday. After a long battle, the first place was taken by GRH "Leśny Witeź" from Lodz, the second place by team “”Ród Debowego Liścia” also from Lodz, the third place went to the “Drużyna Wojów Czarny Sokół” from Dębica.


During the Festival tourists could participate in many attractions: see the historical campsite and observe reconstructors’ everyday life – cooking, combat - trainings, handicraft. There was a chance to do archery and play plebeian team games. Saturday was finished with Fire Show.

Several teams attended the Festival and participated in the Tournament:

  • GRH „Leśny Witeź” form Łódź
  • Ród Dębowego Liścia form Łódź
  • Najemnicy z Czterech Stron Świata from Mińsk Mazowiecki
  • Rycerstwo Ziemi Zgierskiej from Zgierz
  • Drużyna Wojów Czarny Sokół from Dębica
  • Drużyna Najemna „Sfora” from Wągrowiec
  • Zgromadzenie Wojów i Rycerzy Grodu Tura from Turek
  • Załoga Grodu Łęczyckiego from Zgierz
  • Doba Karlova from Czech Republic


The tournament was organized in collaboration with the Institute for Creative Activities of Lodz, Historical Reconstruction Group "Leśny Witeź" from Lodz, Tavern “Oberża na Progu Tumu”, Forestry Commission Kutno and under the auspices of the Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum in Lodz.


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