Warsaw

Wilanów Palace Museum

  ul. St. Kostki Potockiego 10/16 ,   No District          (+48) 22 544 27 00     06 Dec 2021

Closed to the public from December 20th, 2021 to January 6th, 2022. The first museum at Wilanów was opened in 1805 by the palace’s owner at the time, Stanisław Kostka Potocki. The current museum, which takes up a substantial portion of the palace’s interior, comes in two parts. Having bought your ticket, enter the wing on the right and descend the stairs. Head through a small room containing some old royal coaches, up the stairs into the first part of the museum - The Polish Portrait Gallery. Wander through room after room of portraits of the rich and the powerful from the 16-19th century, and some fascinating Polish coffin portraits. If portraits are your thing you will find this very interesting, though the lack of descriptions, and in some cases even the name of the people portrayed, is frustrating.

Downstairs you will find yourself in the Wilanów Palace Residence. Featuring residential rooms, suits of armour, Etruscan vases, magnificent frescoes, an exceedingly rare 18th-century glass grandfather clock and even a private chapel - there is much here to admire. The central part of the lower floor is the most impressive. It is here that you will find the private apartments of King Jan III Sobieski and his wife, while the wings house the apartments of the subsequent owners of the palace. It is quite easy to spend a couple of hours wandering around the palace but be warned that it tends to fill with schoolchildren during the week and tourists at the weekends so there’s not really a best time to visit during the school year.

For all the latest information on permanent/temporary exhibitions and to purchase tickets in advance, visit the Wilanów Palace website.

  Show on map

Social Links:

Amenities

Facilities for disabled

Website

Price/Additional Info

Admission 35/25zł; Thu free, but the number of visitors is limited (first come, first served).

Events at this venue

16:00–21:00
Wilanów Royal Garden of Light

Comments

Connect via social media
google sign in button
Leave a comment using your email This e-mail address is not valid
Please enter your name*

Please share your location

Enter your message*
Put our app in your pocket
This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more here. AGREE
Top