However, that’s no longer the case. Following a large-scale renovation, Centennial Hall has been scrubbed clean and features an interior exhibit that not only transforms the structure from a dubious photo-op to a bona fide tourist attraction, but also does much to explain and justify its reputation as a modern architectural masterpiece. Known as the Discovery Centre (Centrum Poznawcze), this exhibition gives visitors an overview of Centennial Hall’s construction, its history and its place in the pantheon of modern architecture. Most of the information is conveyed via nifty touch-screen displays covering topics as varied as Breslau architects, skyscrapers, various world exhibitions, Polish UNESCO sites, and a lot more related to architecture and Wrocław specifically. In addition to the permanent exhibit, Discovery Centre includes a gallery for temporary exhibitions and the option of a light and sound show under the dome. Between the light show, the computerised displays of the permanent exhibit and the adjacent Wrocław Fountain - there is some serious multimedia wizardry in this corner of town that is sure to delight architect buffs and technophiles alike. Despite its size (the permanent exhibition only covers two small rooms), there is much to learn and discover, so allot almost two hours for your visit.
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Closed the first Monday of every month.