Today, 19th November, the 18th edition of the Open Day of Kraków Museums (Dzień Otwarty Muzeów Krakówskich) will take place. Open Day is an opportunity to visit 55 museum branches and galleries operating in the city, which not only provide permanent and temporary exhibitions, but also prepare special attractions: workshops, multimedia presentations, shows and guided tours.
“The Open Day of Kraków Museums has been enjoyed by Kraków residents and tourists for years. This is another opportunity, after the Night of Museums, during which, in an unusual way, museums and galleries invite you to view their rich collections and participate in interesting accompanying events” – Katarzyna Olesiak, director of the Department of Culture and National Heritage of Kraków.
Kraków, but also Wieliczka and Niepołomice
25 museums are taking part in the event, headquarters and branches will be open – at55 locations. In addition to Kraków museums, institutions from Niepołomice and Wieliczka are also joining the initiative. The programme includes permanent and temporary exhibitions, access to unique places not normally accessible to visitors, as well as special attractions: workshops, multimedia presentations, shows and guided tours.
For children and teenagers
There will also be offers for the youngest visitors. The Archaeological Museum in Kraków (Muzeum Archeologiczne w Krakowie) has prepared “Small archaeological discoveries. “Excavation research for the youngest”, during which children will play the role of researchers of the past looking for valuable monuments.
The Home Army Museum (Muzeum Armii Krajowej) has prepared educational workshops for children and teenagers with the board game “Fortress from the pantry and kitchen”. The Krzysztofory Palace invites you to “7 Legends of Kraków The Dragon Tales” – a performance during which children will be able to learn about the legend of the Wawel Dragon, Jan Twardowski and Lajkonik, and the branch in Celestat invites you to workshops for children “Gabriel Słoninka. Mayor and Builder”, during which participants will build the most important buildings in the city from blocks, including: Town Hall, Cloth Hall, Arsenal, Defensive Walls, Barbican.
In turn, the Museum of Engineering and Technology (Muzeum Inżynierii i Techniki) invites children and their parents to a guided tour during where they will learn about the most interesting objects at the “Technosensitivity. City”.
The detailed program of the 18th edition of the Open Day of Kraków Museums can be found on the websites of the museums participating in the event National Museum Kraków Open Day Programme. Museums will be open on this day during their regular opening hours, admission to some is free. Registration or reservations are required for selected program items (via the websites of individual institutions).
David fell in love with Kraków 24 years ago, making it his home in 2011.
In 2020 he was awarded the title of Kraków’s Ambassador of Multiculturalism, by the President of Kraków, and is also a member of the GlobalScot network, representing Scottish culture and business abroad.
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