One of the most charming and attractive features of Krakow is its host of world-class museums and galleries. And for one night only each year, you can see many of them for free in a different light – or, rather, darkness. It’s the 13th annual Night of Museums! This year’s theme: “Discovering the Unknown.”
Over 50 museums, galleries, and exhibitions will be open to the public, many with special nighttime displays. Experience the medieval majesty of Wawel Royal Castle at dusk. Take a stroll through the uniquely illuminated Botanical Garden. Or sit for any of several unique conversations with curators, on topics such as Poland’s famed “winged” Hussar light cavalry soldiers (at the National Gallery) or fighting for the rights of asylum seekers through the NGO Halina Nieć Legal Aid Center (at the Ethnographic Museum). For those with children, many places will have special programs for kids as well.
As noted above, all the exhibits are free, though you can purchase a special commemorative coin for 1 zł.
You can browse the full list of places to visit here.