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The Laborant’s House

The laborants’ houses were used for herb drying (taking place in airy attics), while the dried herbs were stored in small detached buildings due to the danger of fire. Next to the main building there was a garden, in which various herbs grew – it was a kind of a “first-aid” chemist shop.

In our Laborant’s House you can find out an exhibition associated with this intriguing guild – one can distinguish richly ornamented laborant boxes for the plants’ medicinal parts, as well as glass bottles and phials, in which the medicaments and medical solutions were kept. These boxes and bottles are copies of the originals from the collection of the Karkonosze Museum in Jelenia Góra and were made by means of old techniques reproducing the unique way of their manufacturing. What is more, the laborants’ concessions, the last laborant’s portrait (Ernst A. Zölfel) and the image of his house, also coming from the collection of the Karkonosze Museum in Jelenia Góra, can be studied as well.