Krakow’s famed culture and magic come together tonight for the annual Night of the Museums, when many of the city’s museums stay open late for free.
Along with their permanent exhibitions, many will have special features, tours, workshops, film screenings, lectures, concerts, and more. A few of the more popular destinations, such as the Schindler Factory and the Underground Museum on the Main Square, are best reserved beforehand, but most will be open to walk-ins.
Some other participating museums:
- Wawel Royal Castle
- The National Art Museum
- Polish Aviation Museum
- The Botanical Garden
- MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art
- Archaeology Museum
- The Cloth Hall
- The Institute of Forensic Research in Krakow
- Museum of the Home Army
- Museum of Municipal Engineering in Krakow
- Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology
You can find the full program of events (in Polish) here.
The tradition spread from Berlin to Krakow in 2004, and now nearly a hundred other locations in Poland hold similar events of their own.