New agreements on Norway Grants for Poland signed
On 20 December 2017, international agreements were signed during a ceremony held in the Palace on the Isle at the Royal Łazienki, granting Poland nearly €810 million from the EEA and Norway Grants. The funds will be used for projects involving environmental protection and development of the civil society.
Paintings from the collections of the Kościuszko Foundation in New York
Three outstanding paintings from the collections of the Kościuszko Foundation in New York – "Kościuszko in West Point" by Bolesław Jan Czedekowski, "Light Cavalry Lisowczycy" by Józef Brandt as well as "Gamrat and Stańczyk" by Jan Matejko – will be presented at the Royal Łazienki.
Eco-friendly bird houses for the gardens’ residents
A dozen nest boxes for birds have been placed in the Royal Łazienki gardens. Soon, insect hotels will also be installed. The miniature wooden houses complement natural hollows and they are part of the Museum’s environment protection programme aimed at preserving biodiversity.
Cleaner Łazienki Ponds following rehabilitation
Higher water levels, improvement of living conditions of plants and animals, increase of the population of fish – these are the effects of the rehabilitation conducted in the Łazienki ponds and channels using the Bio-Gen technology.
"I – That is Who? The Poet and His Poem". New literary series
During monthly meetings, visitors will have a chance to listen to remarkable poetry and discuss poems with their authors, literature experts, actors and poetry enthusiasts.
New trees in the Royal gardens
Almost 40 trees will be planted in the Royal Łazienki gardens. They will consist of horse chestnuts, maples, oaks and ashes. The trees will replace 15 snags, removed following the decision of the Warsaw’s Conservator of Monuments.
Jan Bogumił Plersch. Works by the royal painter on exhibition in the Royal Łazienki
We invite visitors to see an exhibition devoted to Jan Bogumił Plersch. Works by the royal artist – filled with finesse, grace and fantasy – adorn the most important buildings of the Royal Łazienki. Their history will be presented at an exhibition held from 4 July to 3 December, organised on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the painter’s death.
"Admission Free November" at the Royal Łazienki. Where the History Happens...
Come and enjoy the "Admission Free November" event, during which you will have the opportunity to take tours of the Royal Łazienki without paying entry fees. Numerous attractions under the slogan "Where the History Happens" are proposed to visitors – including family workshops, classes in the moulding shop, displays of historical costumes, group singing, as well as museum lessons.
"Admission Free November" in Royal Residences
This will be the sixth time that Royal Residences, i.e. The Wawel Royal Castle, the Royal Castle in Warsaw, the Museum of King Jan III’s Palace at Wilanów, and the Royal Łazienki Museum, invite visitors to the "Admission Free November".
Exhibition of One Painting. "Portrait of a Patrician Family"
From 4 August to 30 November 2017, the Exhibition of One Painting will feature a masterpiece, "Portrait of a Patrician Family" by Abraham van den Tempel. The painting comes from the collection of Hamburger Kunsthalle, one of the largest public art museums in Germany.
First artistic season of the Polish Royal Opera
Requiem in D minor by W. A. Mozart, performed in the Archcathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist, will inaugurate the artistic season of the Polish Chamber Opera on 2 November 2017 r. A day later, the first stage premiere of "Dziady – Widma" (Forefathers’ Eve – Phantoms) will be performed in the Royal Theatre of the Royal Łazienki.
Exhibition of paintings from the Kościuszko Foundation
On 19 October 2017, at the Palace on the Isle – with the participation of Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Culture, Piotr Gliński – the exhibition of one painting was opened, featuring works from the Kościuszko Foundation in New York.
The exhibition of the "Portrait of Margherita Gonzaga". See the famous work of art credited to Rubens
Dated to early 17th century, and only once shown publicly, the "Portrait of Margherita Gonzaga" will be on display at the Royal Łazienki. The work is credited to Peter Paul Rubens, one of the greatest artists of the Baroque era. There is a legend associated with the painting, which has been passed orally on to its successive owners.
General Mannerheim and Polish-Finnish Relations. A research conference
Polish and Finnish path to freedom, threats from the Bolshevik Russia and Nazi Gernamny, and the fate of Marshal GustafMannerheim – these will be the main topics of the research conference to be attended by outstanding historians and international experts. We invite you to the Palace on the Isle on 16 October 2017. Entry is free.
ARRE conference at the Royal Łazienki
Several dozen experts from Austria, Denmark, The Netherlands, France, Germany, Sweden, Russia, Hungary, Italy, China and Poland took part in a meeting of the Association of European Royal Residences ARRE, which was held at the Royal Łazienki Museum from 21 to 22 September 2017.
If you would like to share your memories from the Royal Łazienki and show to others romantic moments you spent here, consider taking part in our photography contest. We welcome submissions of new pictures as well as of images already existing in your photo albums – pictures which emanate ambience and warmth.
Prince William and Duchess Kate on reception in Royal Łazienki
During their first official visit to Poland, the Prince and Duchess of Cambridge visited the Royal Łazienki. On 17 July 2017, a reception was held at the Old Orangery to celebrate the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.
The oldest trees of the Royal Łazienki
European ash, which grows in the Romantic Garden near the Belvedere Pond, is likely the oldest tree in the Royal Łazienki. Its age is estimated at 200 years. The European larch and pedunculate oak trees are equally ancient.
Art pieces from Royal Łazienki on exhibition in Vienna
Exhibits from four Polish museums, including the Royal Łazienki, are displayed in the Austrian Belvedere Museum in Vienna, at an exhibition devoted to King John III Sobieski. The exhibition is a tribute to the Polish ruler, who left a profound mark on the history of Vienna.