2016

Invitation to the Żuk Rally

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On Saturday, 11th June the third Rally of Historical Utility Vehicles (also known as Żuk Rally) will take place near Skierniewice. PARE has become one of the partners of this event as the final of the event (open to the public) will take place in our Engine Shed. We would like to redirect all interested in participating in this event to the official participation form and rules prepared by the organizers.

The aims of the rally is to promote the automotive culture and tourism, improving the driving and navigation skills and competition in road navigation. The event is co-organized by

  • PRL Skarb Narodu;
  • Association of Old Transportation Fans „Nasz Tor”;
  • Auto club Skierniewice;
  • Bikiniarze CC;
  • Motorization Museum in Opacz Kolonia;
  • OldTimer Warsaw;
  • City of Skierniewice.

Invitation to the Night of Museums

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For the seventh time in the Shed’s history we would like to invite you to participate in the Railway Night of Museums. This year the event will take place on second Saturday of May (14th May), from 8PM till midnight. This is the only opportunity to see our rolling stock brought back to life with beautiful illumination or witness the atmosphere of railway night shift in signal box at our railway signaling exhibition. Hungry tourists will be awaited by the crew from Atmosfera pizza house at their own stand.

The Railway Night of Museums is one of the many events prepared by different entities from Skierniewice at this night. A detailed schedule of the events and the timetable of free buses traveling between them is enclosed below.

Free admission!

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12th Touristic Season is opened

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We inaugurated the 12th touristic season in Engine Shed. This time, except the regular sightseeing, visitors could also attend to the presentation and discussion Modern or genuine? Dilemmas of contemporary railway museums which was the part of workshops supported by BZ WBK Foundation. We were visited by 312 guests. Tourists could also witness the advancing revitalization works as the Marbudex crew was continuing the roof repairs over the roundhouse.

Do not miss the next opportunity to visit us on 14th May during the Night of Museums.

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Steam Engines of Culture

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On last Friday of April, on the request of Skierniewice’s City Council we shared the interiors of the Shed for a special event awarding artists from our city. The choice of the Engine Shed was not accidental – after all this year’s award is entitled Steam Engine of Culture. And there is no better place for steam engine then the old depo. The awards were handed by the Vicepresident of the City, Mr. Jarosław Chęcielewski.

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First Workshops

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On 23rd April we started the first meeting from the series of workshops joining the learning of practical, technical activities and volunteer work for renovation of railway heritage. Workshops are supported from the program Bank of Active Youth by Found of Bank Zachodni WBK. First participants could gain new experience while completing basic wood or metalworking during the repairs of old rolling stock. The organization of the workshops is aimed to fill in the educational gap caused by small number of technical activities in Polish schools.

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We would like to invite you to the next parts of workshops:

  • on Saturday, 7th May at 8PM – presentation and discussion Modern or genuine? Dilemmas of contemporary railway museums,
  • on Saturday, 21ts May, starting at 11AM – practical meeting with basic woodworking and metalworking techniques explained.

Dates of oncoming meetings will be provided in June.

Technical Education Workshops are the part of the project Technical Education as a promotion of volunteering for railway heritage in Skierniewice Engine Shed supported by

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More subsidies for reconstruction of roundhouse roof

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In a major undertaking, like running a historical engine shed, there is no stop in applying for new subsidies. During last days, we were informed that Conservationist Office of Łódź Voivodeship reserved the amount of 25000 PLN for repairs of another area of roof in the main roundhouse. At the moment we are completing the documentation required to finalize and sign up the agreement. The main aim of this year’s works is to complete the reconstruction of the roof on this building and we still need resources to cover the cost of works above two last stands.

We would also like to encourage you to support us with 1% of income tax and donations paid directly to our account. The money will increase the amount of so called own assets and simultaneously increases our chances in applying for more subsidies.

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After Zabrze Fairs

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From 14th to 16th April 2016 we took part in 8th International Fairs of Industrail and Underground Tourism on the invitation of City Council of Zabrze. The fairs took place in the exhibition hall at Matejki Street 6. We were among the representatives of organizations taking care of post-industrial objects open for public. With many of them we already cooperate, but the fairs were a good opportunity to make new acquaintances which may result in interesting, common projects.

Organizers of the fairs prepared many attractions for participants, ex. the conference New Opening for Touristics – Intangible Industrial Heritage or the evening banquet in original conference room placed in the old bathhouse of Queen Luiza mining gallery. The biggest attraction was undoubtedly the sightseeing of the new touristic route Level 355 in historical mine Guido.

Thank you very much for invitation and see you again next year!

 

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Technical Education Workshops – upcoming events

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As promised, we provide the dates of the upcoming activities which are the part of project Technical Education as a promotion of volunteering for railway heritage in Skierniewice Engine Shed supported by BZ WBK Fund.

  • On Saturday, 23rd April, starting at 11AM – practical meeting with basic woodworking techniques explained,
  • on Saturday, 7th May at 8PM – presentation and discussion Modern or genuine? Dilemmas of contemporary railway museums,
  • on Saturday, 21st May, starting at 11AM – practical meeting with basic woodworking and metalworking techniques explained.

We would like to inform the interested, that we cover the expenses of train travel (only 2nd class, original tickets have to be provided). In case of return tickets bought over the Internet, remember to take an additional printout of the ticket so we can return the money during your stay in Shed.

We encourage all interested in participation to contact us at wolontariat@psmk.org.pl.


Yet another subsidy for Skierniewice Shed

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In the beginning of April, The National Institute of Heritage has settled the first competition of the subsidy program Volunteering for Heritage. The project of our Association Technical Education as a promotion of volunteering for railway heritage in Skierniewice Engine Shed was appraised very high and will receive the required support. The last thing to be done is to complete the documentation required for signing the agreement.

The project is intended to surpass the multiple obstacles which discourage new people in volunteering in railway heritage renovation works. We will publish the details of the project soon.


Collection for revitalization of Skierniewice Shed and its collection

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We would like to inform you that the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration approved and registered a collection (application No 2016/1054/OR) organized by PARE for revitalization of Skierniewice Shed and its collection. The collection will be conducted to the collection boxes in the premises of Skierniewice Shed.

We would also like to encourage you to devote your 1% of income tax to PARE or donate directly to our bank account 52 1240 6218 1111 0000 4617 3535 (PeKaO S.A.).