Museum is housed in a Neo-classical manor house designed by Ludwig
Bogochwalski. Since 1970 the building is managed by the Polmos Distillery.
The minor house from 1833, the old seat of the chief administrator
of the Łańcut Estate, later the offices of the board of directors
of the sugar plant, became a residential building in 1925.. After
the World War II, the workshops of the Agricultural Mechanic's High
School were located here. The building was considerably damaged
by improper use during this period .
In the 1993-94 the management of the Polmos Distillery, working
in association with the Castle Museum in Łańcut and Museum of Interiors
of factory Owners' Mansions in Łód, decided to restore the manor's
furnishing to create an impression of their former appearance, and
to arrange an exhibition which would reflect the grandeur of Count
Alfred Potocki's Privileged Factory of Liqueurs, Rosolios and Rum.
Substantial funds, reconstruction work and other resources were
needed to convert the rundown building for its use
as a museum, including the renewal and repair of the manor's architecture,
looking for exhibits and the source researching. The work has been
based on surviving documents and photographs depicting the liquor
distillery from the times of Potockis.
The collection includes period furniture and tapestries. The exhibition
illustrates the development of the factory and its everyday life.
Photographs, old documents, certificates, labels, bottles (sometimes
with very sophisticated shapes), price lists, measuring vessels,
tasting glasses, old machinery from Łańcut and from other Polish
distilleries are on display. The production processes are illustrated
by models. All these exhibits - the witnesses of the pas - telling
us the factory's history in the best way. About its successes on
international displays, fairs and its participation in Łańcut city's
The windows of the Museum are adorned with the stained-glass coat-of-arms
of the two families who were important in the history of Łańcut:
the Lubomirskis and the Potockis. An office containing furniture
from the late 19th
century has been arranged, with photographs, illustrating important
visits of state officials to the Distillery.
The walls of interiors are full of portraits of the Potockis family
members - the copies of those displayed in the Castle
Museum in Łańcut. Among the exhibits are those illustrating the
history of other Polish distilleries.
The exposition is completed by the collection of currently produced
The Museum is surrounded by a beautiful park. Two white benches
at the front invite visitors to sit down and rest. Nearby passes
another working day of Polmos Łańcut - one of the most modern factory
in Poland. And once again tradition and the past meet the present