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Poland set for Night of the Museums

18.05.2024 10:00
Hundreds of cultural institutions throughout Poland are expected to open their doors wide to the public on Saturday evening.
Museum ship Dar Pomorza in Gdynia.
Museum ship Dar Pomorza in Gdynia.Photo: PAP/Adam Warżawa

Museums and historical sites across Poland will welcome visitors free of charge as part of the annual Night of the Museums.

This long-standing tradition, spanning over two decades, invites participants to explore various cultural institutions during nighttime hours, with many venues offering exclusive events for the occasion.

In Warsaw, key attractions include the National Museum, renowned for its extensive collection of Polish and international art, and the Copernicus Science Centre, celebrated for its engaging interactive exhibits.

Over 300 institutions in Warsaw open their doors for this year’s edition of the Night of the Museums, staying open overnight Saturday-Sunday.

Poland’s capital is to host cultural events, including concerts, sound-and-light multimedia shows as well as art exhibitions.

Visitors will be able to see most of the city’s museums free-of-charge, but they will also be allowed inside institutions which are usually unavailable to the public, including the parliament building or the city's Waterworks, a19th-century engineering gem.

In the southern city of Kraków, historical landmarks, such as the Wawel Royal Castle, will provide unique insights into Poland’s past through special exhibits and displays.

Each participating museum offers distinct experiences, drawing both locals and tourists eager to immerse themselves in Polish culture and history.

This Europe-wide event was first held in Poland in 2003 at the National Museum in Poznań, with subsequent editions in Warsaw and Krakow joining the initiative the following year.


Source: PAP, IAR