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Coach-house

A display on travel in the time of yore has been available to visitors since 2002. Historic horse-drawn carts from 19th and early 20th are shown there, along with various harnesses, saddles and riding accessories of historical interest, a number of interesting travel-related objects and sports and tourism oddities. The exhibition is held in the southern pavilion, opposite the Socialist-Realist Art Gallery site. A historic eighteenth-century building forming part of the local palace-and-park arrangement, the pavilion formerly functioned as a coach-horse stable, in whose separated section the Zamoyski's palace coach-house was housed.
The historic vehicles, referred to at times as 'hippomobiles', come from Poland's largest collection of horse-drawn vehicles of historical interest at the Castle Museum of Łańcut. Among them you can see e.g. a coup travel carriage by the Warsaw-based Filip Loretz manufacturer, a showy landau, walking carts - popularly called britzkas, among which there excels Victoria, manufactured at the Warsaw-based Józef Goliński factory; an original single-horse-drawn 'butterfly' gig, as well as comfortable sleighs and sledges. The functional and husbandry vehicles group is represented by a wagonette devised for passenger and luggage transport, and a small Lublin trolley. The carts and coaches display is complemented by numerous interesting original exhibits bestowed by the Museum of Hunting and Horsemanship in Warsaw and the Museum of Sports and Tourism in Warsaw. Among the special attractions are the historic coach lanterns, horse-pair harnesses, and the saddles - civil and military ones, with a peculiar horsewoman's saddle, specially made for female riders. Among the numerous horse-related accessories, the visitor's attention is drawn by the mouthpieces (curb-bits), snaffle-bits, bridles, bells attached to harnesses, shackles or spurs. Alongside all those, travel-related objects such as trunks, chests, coffers, suitcases, travelling bags, hat boxes, a travelling sepet (old-style chest), a samovar and coach clocks can all be seen. Historic bicycles and a penny-farthing are also shown. An extra attraction is presentations of the Spanish horse-riding school and hunting trophies.