Krakow

Stained Glass Museum

  Al. Krasińskiego 23 ,   Old Town          (+48) 512 93 79 79     17 Sep 2018

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). Stained glass workshops with a master (make your own souvenir!) can also be arranged (in Polish, English, German, or Italian); workshops are offered for 2, 3, 6 (over 2 days) or 8 (over 2 days) hours (180/250/800/1100zł). The museum now 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 - 18:00. Closed Mon, Sun.

Price/Additional Info

Guided tours 35/29zł per person in English; 28/23zł in Polish.

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