Would you pay good money for an exhibition you can’t see? That’s the idea behind Niewidzialna Wystawa (“The Invisible Exhibition”), which takes visitors into the world of the sightless. The roughly hour-long tours (which we recommend you book in advance to avoid waiting) are helmed by guides who know of what they speak: all are partially or completely blind themselves. Tours begin with several stations that help get you acclimatised to the challenges blind people face daily. You’ll get to tap on a Braille typewriter, test out gadgets that help the sightless do tasks in the kitchen, and try to solve simple puzzles while wearing a blindfold. Once you’re sufficiently awed by your inability to do even minor tasks the guide leads the group into the main portion of the exhibition: a pitch-black series of rooms that force you to rely on your other senses to get by (we’re not kidding about the darkness level; be prepared). You’ll visit an art gallery, a bar and take a walk ‘outside’ while the guides ask questions about what you’re encountering – you’ll be listening for the swoosh of cars before crossing the street, or feeling a sculpture to discern what kind of art it is. If you bring along change the guide will even serve you a drink in the completely dark bar. An eye-opening experience that will have you thinking heavily about what you take for granted.
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Open 12:00-20:00. Sat, Sun 10:00-20:00.
Admission 25/22zł, Sat, Sun 29/26zł. Family ticket 65zł, Sat, Sun 75zł. Groups over 20 people 18zł per person, Sat, Sun 22zł per person.