02/11/2018 30/11/2018

Royal residences in Warsaw and Kraków open their doors to visitors

Workshops, tours and exhibitions are among the attractions of the "Admission-free November at Royal Residences" campaign, which will last from November 2 to 30.

Visitors will be able to visit for free the Royal Castle and Łazienki Park in Warsaw, as well as the Wawel castle in Kraków, southern Poland.

Warsaw's Royal Castle will host events devoted to works from the castle's collection that were lost to Poland in World War II and later recovered, as well as lectures on the history of the post-war reconstruction of the Royal Castle.

Visitors will be able to view the exhibition titled "Signs of Freedom: On the Continuation of Polish National Identity", presenting the history of the struggle for the country's sovereignty in 1914-89. Guests will also take part in museum lectures, curator-guided tours and film screenings.

Visitors to the Royal Łazienki park will be treated to similar admission-free attractions, among them an exhibition devoted to the history of Polish medals and decorations. The guests will also have a free-of-charge access to the Royal Gallery of Paintings in the Palace on the Isle, the Royal Theater and the Royal Sculpture Gallery at the Old Orangery, as well as to the Museum of Hunting and Horsemanship.

This year's "Admission-free November at Royal Residences" is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Poland's regaining independence in the context of lost and recovered cultural heritage. The motto of the event is "Regained Heritage for the Centenary of Independence".

As part of the campaign, it is also possible to visit the Wilanów Palace Museum of King Jan III in Warsaw-Wilanów and Kraków's Wawel Royal Castle.