The story behind Mill Island is a multi-layered one. While getting to know the Island better, we learn about the ins and outs of a minter's work and of royal officials who minted coins,we learn about their tedious work and the hard work in the granaries. Today, Mill Island - Museum Island - is a place of pride for Bydgoszcz residents and their favorite leisure spot. A spot for walks, relaxation and entertainment. The beginnings of Mill Island and the history of the Bydgoszcz Mint is brought closer to you via the exhibition located in the European Money Centre, belonging to the Leon Wyczółkowski District Museum in Bydgoszcz.
Other Musuems that constitute the Leon Wyczółkowski District Museum in Bydgoszcz on Mill Island are:
the Archaeological collections
the European Centre for Money
the Gallery of Modern Art
the Leon Wyczółkowski House
Here you could hear the piles of coins jingling. It was to here where the golden grain was transported from Wielkopolska, Pałuki, Krajny and Kashubian bread flour milling. The mill was the synonym for prosperity. Mill Island - Bydgoszcz treasury surrounded by the waters of the River Brda. It was the seat of the Royal Mint, and later – a gargantuan milling centre. I Bydgoszcz Venice - a hundred years ago - is a bubbly centre of trade and services. Today the island is a beloved leisure spot. The Pride of Bydgoszcz. Situated in the heart of the city, near the Old Market Square (Stary Rynek), with its charming bridges, footbridges, remarkable Marina. It is a unique place in Europe. The history of Mill Island is a story that unravels itself into three main story threads...