Tadeusz Marek Museum
Plans and vision
One of the Foundation`s important goals is to establish a virtual Tadeusz Marek Museum. The museum will exhibit technical objects designed or invented by Polish engineers, designers or technicians of any kind.
These will be used to show the fascinating history and traditions of Polish engineering.
History in a modern twist
Not surprisingly, artefacts related to the man the museum is named after, Tadeusz Marek, will play the most important part. The museum will show a selection of vehicles that Marek had a hand in designing, including Sokół motorcycles, Aston Martin DB4, DB5, DB6 and DBS/V8, and the Chevrolet Master Sedan that Marek drove to a class victory in the Rajd Polski, and even the British heavy tank Centurion – Marek was part of the design team for its excellent engine while he worked for Rolls Royce.
The icons mentioned above (and more) will be a small part of the experience though. All objects will be displayed in their historical and cultural context.
To further improve the educational value of the exhibits and to make engineering fun, the Tadeusz Marek Museum will take the visitor on a virtual journey explaining how internal combustion engines of various types are built and how they work.
More ambitious visitors will be able to go up a further level to learn how forces work inside piston engines, and what stresses various components must withstand. A visitor will also learn about metals, fuels, measures and units etc. Our mission is to keep engineering traditions alive and to make it a fascinating adventure for youngsters.
The Tadeusz Marek Museum as a virtual museum will have benefits. It will be open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, offering a wide choice of languages, as well as a version for visually and hearing impaired.
When do we open?
Designing a virtual museum that would incorporate the newest online technology is an extremely complex and challenging process. A renowned Polish computer graphic studio is already working on it.
Currently, the plan is to open at the end of 2022.
Please feel welcome to support our efforts.
We welcome support!