Literary Museum of Henryk Sienkiewicz

  Stary Rynek 84 ,   Old Town          (+48) 61 852 89 71     02 Oct 2023

Winner of the Nobel Prize in 1905, and once one of the world's most popular authors, Sienkiewicz is best known internationally as the author of Quo Vadis, a birth-of-Christianity epic that has been translated into 50 languages. This museum dedicated to his legacy is located in a house that once belonged the Italian architect Jean Baptiste Quadro (that’s his bust you can see outside), and the collection is the life work of Ignacy Moś, who started collecting Sienkiewicz memorabilia after helping to free Sienkiewicz’s only son from the Gestapo. The exhibition includes the author's Lennon-style specs, post-mortem facial and hand casts, correspondences and a collection of his novels including an English version of Quo Vadis dating from 1899. The opulent rooms are crowded with chandeliers, portraits and period furniture, his writing desk, and pictures of our hero posing with his series of wives. Despite featuring many of the requisite multimedia trappings of modern museums, this special interest exhibit remains a domain that should probably be reserved for literary scholars and Sienkiewicz's extended family.


No Credit cards
Facilities for disabled


Open 09:00-16:00. Closed Mon, Sun.

Price/Additional Info

Admission 4/2zł, Sat free.


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