Kosciuszko Museum in Solothurn

Since 1936, there is the Kosciuszko Museum on Gurzelngasse 12 in Solothurn.


Members of the Polish Parliament visit the museum 

On 30 April, a delegation from the Polish-Swiss Parliamentary Group, consisting of Kazimierz Gołojuch MEP, Tadeusz Chrzan MEP, Zbigniew Ziejewski MEP, Józefa Szczurek-Żelazko MEP, Krzysztof Gadowski, State Secretary at the Ministry of Finance, and Senator Józef Zając, visited the Kościuszko Museum.  


The guests from Poland were accompanied by the Polish Ambassador Iwona Kozłowska and the staff of the Polish Embassy in Bern.  The curator of the museum introduced the delegation to the history of Kościuszko's stay in Solothurn. 


After visiting the museum, the parliamentary group travelled to Zuchwil, where they laid a wreath in front of the Tadeusz Kościuszko memorial. The Polish chapel, which was restored and designed by soldiers from the 2nd Foot Guards Division who were interned in Switzerland during the Second World War, attracted a great deal of interest. 

Talks in the castle halls in Basel 

At the beginning of April 2024, an interesting lecture on Tadeusz Kosciuszko "Enlightened Fortress Builders - Chief Engineer West Point 1778-1780" took place in Basel in the Schlosssäle, Stapfelberg 4.

The topic was presented by Patrick Borer. He introduced Tadeusz Kościuszko (1746-1817) not only as a Polish and American hero who fought for the independence of nations and the freedom of peoples, but also as a military engineer and builder of important military fortifications in the USA.

During the evening, part of the exhibition "Time Travel through Solothurn" was shown. Further interesting discussions took place over aperitifs.

Tadeusz Kosciuszko

The polish national hero Tadeusz Kosciuszko.

Tadeusz Kosciuszko in the year 1816.

In this house lived and died the polish national hero Tadeusz Kosciuszko.

The Kosciuszko Museum is in charge of the Kosciuszko Society.