On Wednesday, (24th November, 2021) the grand opening of the warehouse building with its museum collection, took place in Olsztynek. Among the invited guests there were: representatives of the Managing Authority and the Joint Technical Secretariat of the Poland-Russia CBC Programme 2014-2020, local and regional government and museologists. During the event, the ribbon cutting ceremony was held. Moreover, a foundation act (document containing all information about the object) was signed and submitted to a copper. The ceremony was graced with a concert of the Babsztyl band. At the end of the event, there was a tour around the warehouse, during which the guests were presented with modern shelving systems for storing museum items.
The warehouse building is a copy of a stable with farm buildings in Tołkiny. The warehouse has an area open to the public. This means that tourists can enter the shared part of the warehouse and see how the collections are stored. The building consists of an exhibition part and appropriate storage rooms, communication routes with a goods lift, break and utility rooms as well as technical rooms. The character of the interior is created on former stable by using of wooden finish of structural elements.
The warehouse building was constructed within the project ‘Olsztynek-Kaliningrad – from the common history to the future partnership’. The total value of the investment is 1 934 283.46 EUR, whereas co-financing of the project is 1 740 855.11 EUR.