The rowing club Academia Remigum
has collected lots of rowing exhibits from all over the world. Books, newspapers, magazines, prizes, medals, old rowing simulators, elements of boats, oars and other articles evidence long history of this sport. The clip from a newspaper printed in 1846 and depicting rowing competition is the oldest item. One of the most valuable exhibits is a ticket to the World Rowing Championship of 1884. Alongside with the old items there are also nowadays books about rowing and every visitor can browse them.
Exhibition of the museum is opened and free of charge for all visitors of the club. Opening hours are from 11 a.m. till 11 p.m. Staff of the club will kindly assist you during excursion around this modest museum.
There are over 300 exhibits from around the world in museum collection. Most - from England. This is not surprising, because the rowing sport was born in 1829 just in this country.
The oldest exhibit of the museum - an engraving printed in The Illustrated London News in 1846.
One of the most valuable exhibits - an original lithography of the painting of French artist Albert Adam (1825-1875) Les Regattes, printed in 1850.
However, you can see not only the printed or painted images of rowing, but also old boats, oars of the nineteenth century.
Boating equipment and its components - perhaps the most ornate part of the collection. Oars, boat rudders, seats, oarlocks, trophies of 1866, 1871, 1872...
The most valuable exhibits - two single sculls of the nineteenth century. These boats have no sliding seats and swivel oarlocks, that were invented in 1870s. Meanwhile, boat shape (length, width, construction) completely unchanged.
The largest part of the collection consists of books. The oldest was printed in 1863 in London.
There are educational books, fiction, biographies and autobiographies, novels, detectives, and even books for children.
The collection gathered over 80 ads with rowing sport. This is most unexpected, but very interesting topic. Oldest advertising is more than 120 years old. All clips - original.
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