Krakow

Lipowa 3 Glass & Ceramics Centre

  ul. Lipowa 3 ,   Podgórze          (+48) 12 423 67 90     20 Mar 2019
Located directly across from MOCAK, 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 Lipowa 3 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 1931 and 1998. Live glass-blowing demonstrations occur hourly until approximately one hour before closing (March to mid-December only). The ground floor includes a shop and a free gallery for rotating exhibits of contemporary glass art.
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Open 10:00 - 18:00. Sat 10:00 - 16:00, Closed Sun.

Price/Additional Info

Admission 18/15zł. Guided tours available in English by prior arrangement, 80zł.

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