Kraków Glassworks

  ul. Lipowa 3 ,   Podgórze          (+48) 12 423 67 90     15 Apr 2024
Located directly across from MOCAK and Schindler's Factory, this building has been a glassworks since 1931 and actually flourished during the PRL-era when up to 500 people were employed here under the auspices of not only glass bottle production but also glass art, scientific research and industrial design. During the 1970s 'Cracovian glass' achieved international renown for its bold experimentation with form, colour and texture, and today the site is still used for national glass research and production. The idea of an educational museum showcasing Polish glass and glassblowing technology has actually existed since 1972, with the museum finally opening in 2014.

The permanent exhibit includes bilingual displays of historical glass tools and antique glassware, but the highlight is the impressive 'Cracovian Glass Art Collection' of contemporary coloured glassware produced here between 1969 and 1998. From March to mid-December, visitors can also see fascinating 15-30min live glass-blowing demonstrations until 15:00. The ground floor includes a shop and a free gallery for rotating exhibits of contemporary glass art.

Average visiting time: 1hr.


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Last entrance 1hr before closing.

Price/Additional Info

Admission: glass forming shows + permanent exhibition 25/22zł; permanent exhibition only 8/6zł.


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