Stained Glass Museum

  Al. Krasińskiego 23 ,   Old Town          (+48) 512 93 79 79     19 Dec 2022

Located in the premises of S.G. Żeleński's historic stained glass studio, this 'living museum' offers the truly unique opportunity of visiting an active stained glass workshop, where you'll witness masters at work, learn the artistic process involved in producing large-scale glass installations, and see some superb designs and examples of finished works from throughout the over hundred-year history of the studio. Known as the 'cradle of Polish stained glass art,' Żeleński opened this studio in 1902 as a place for the best artists of the Młoda Polska/Art Nouveau era to meet and work, including such luminaries as Wyspiański, Mehoffer and Stefan Matejko (nephew of Jan). Many of PL's most outstanding examples of stained glass were created here, and today the studio remains the largest of its kind in the country.

Visiting is only possible with a guide and the approximately 45min tour is offered hourly in Polish (at :30 past the hour) and English (on the hour). Inside you'll see a copy of Wyspiański's famous Apollo window, created in the studio in 2018, as well as another Wyspiański design - Polonia - which is currently in progress. Stained glass workshops with a master (make your own souvenir!) can also be arranged (in Polish, English, German or French); workshops are offered for 2, 3, 6 (over 2 days) or 8 (over 2 days) hours (180/250/800/1100zł). The museum also includes a cafe and gift shop where you can pick up beautiful stained glass pieces created on-site in the workshop. Absolutely worth a visit for fans of the medium, as well as Art Nouveau enthusiasts.


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Open 11:30-16:30. Closed Mon, Sun.
Technical break from 13:30 to 14:30

Price/Additional Info

Guided tours 50zł per person in English; 40zł in Polish.


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