Tonight, the 15th and into the 16th of May, is the annual Night of Museums. From 7 pm until 1 in the morning, most of Krakow’s museums and art galleries open their doors to the public either for free or for a symbolic fee of one złoty.
In addition to the permanent exhibitions being open for view, the night’s programme includes workshops, meetings, games, film showings, and musical performances. Amongst participating museums are all branches of the National Museum of Krakow, the Barbakan, the Krzysztofory Palace, Old Synagogue, the Pharmacy Under the Eagle, the Schindler Factory, and many more museums throughout the city.
Those wondering how they will get home so late can quit worrying, as the city has prepared two special night trams and one night bus, in addition to the regular night buses, which will run from 10:30 pm until 2 am. The trams, called N1 and N2, run between Nowa Huta and the centre, and from Bronowice to Cichy Kącik. Best of all, if you show a ticket stub from any of the museums, your ride home is free.