The 12th edition of the Long Night of Museum in Warsaw, when as many as 267 museum institutions with a unique offer prepared for this special night will be open for visiting, is right behind the corner. Night owls who decide go visiting on the night of 16 – 17 May will have a chance to participate in performances, lectures, workshops and temporary exhibitions. The visitors will be able to move around Warsaw thanks to free public transport connections, including 30 historical buses and 4 historical trams running in the city, or travel by Veturilo urban bikes. The city has prepared a special guide for the participants, it is available online or can be collected in the information point in Defilad Square.
Do not know which museum to pick and how to arrange your tour? We recommend our list of 5 spots which are surely worth picking that night:
1. PAP, 65 Mińska – The “amazing technologies!” exhibition
In an atmospheric post-industrial space of a former printing house in Praga Południe, the Polish Press Agency [PAP] organises an exhibition focused on the achievements of the latest technologies and their practical applications. The exhibition called “Amazing technologies!” will be interesting for children as well as for adults – the programme includes molecular gastronomy shows, film screenings, a presentation of the latest thermal imaging techniques, robotics workshops, among others.
Full list of exhibitors: http://viacitymap.pl/en/Cities/Warsaw/Culture-and-events/Noc-Muzeow---Zadziwiajace-Technologie
2. The Palace of Culture and Science – visiting the underground
On the 60th anniversary of the Palace of Culture and Science people from Warsaw and tourists will have a unique chance to see this building – including the underground of the Palace, which is going to be opened particularly for this occasion on this special night. During a guided tour you will have a chance to verify numerous legends circulating in the past around Warsaw about what lies under this social-realist building.
3. The Museum of the history of Polish Jews – ZOOM on POLIN
Photography enthusiasts should pay attention to the offer of the Museum of the history of Polish Jews [POLIN]. The extensive offer prepared for the Long Night of Museums, called “ZOOM on POLIN”, includes several photo exhibitions, workshops for children and adults, a family museum game and film screenings. It will be an opportunity not only to be on the both sides of the objective lens but also to visit the building of the museum in a unique way during the family game.
4. A boat cruise on the Vistula
A unique treat of this year’s Long Night of Museums is a free boat cruise on the Vistula on board of the Loewentin boat during which the guide will familiarise the participants with the history of Warsaw. The cruise will begin and end on the Atlanta barge, 200 metres away from the Copernicus Science Centre (opposite the National Stadium), and its route will run near the Old Town and the Fountain Park, which will guarantee a beautiful view of the city. What is more, the boat is equipped with a bar and a grill which will make the 1-hour cruise even more enjoyable.
- 07:00 p.m. – 08:00 p.m. – the first cruise
- 09:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – the second cruise
- 11:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. – the third cruise
5. The Jabłkowski Gallery – “Warsaw is great!”
This event will surely be appreciate by flesh and blood Varsovians! The Jabłkowski Gallery has prepared something special for language and local culture enthusiasts as well as for those interested in dialects. The place which has become an integral part of the culture of old Warsaw is going to screen “Gangsterzy i Filantropi” [A Polish movie from 1963], hold Warsaw dialects workshops, a theme concert and, under the Fotomiastikon project, a preview of a photo exhibition called “Warsaw is great!”. Make sure to check it out!