The halfway point of "Admission Free November" 2015 - more than 100 000 people have already visited the royal residences
Over 100 thousand visitors have visited the Wawel Royal Castle, the Royal Castle in Warsaw, the Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanów and the Royal Łazienki Museum in the first two weeks of "Free November". The action of admission-free touring continues until the end of the month - so it is a good idea to take the opportunity to visit the royal residences.
The extensive programme of four royal residences attracts visitors, which is why this year's edition of "Admission Free November" is distinguished by a high attendance. The Wawel Royal Castle was visited by 41 307, the Royal Castle in Warsaw by 27 679, the Museum of King Jan's III Palace in Wilanów by 9 320 and the Royal Łazienki Museum by 37 244 people. The campaign of "Admission Free November," which takes place in the royal residences for the fourth time, will last until the end of the month. Each residence has a special cultural and educational programme, which will allow the visitors to become familiar with the history and cultural heritage of Poland.
The Wawel Royal Castle invites in November to tour the exhibitions going back to the times of the pride of the Kingdom of Poland and the power of the Commonwealth. All the visitors will be able to see: The Representative Royal Chambers, the Royal Treasury and Armoury, the Lost Wawel, the Order of Saint Stanislaus PRAEMIANDO INCITAT and Leonardo da Vinci's "Lady with an ermine".
The Royal Castle in Warsaw, invites you to admission-free viewing of the Royal Apartments, the priceless collections of painting, sculpture and decorative art, the recently made available new expositions as well as the permanent and temporary exhibitions in the "Tin-Roofed Palace". The "Napoleon and art" exhibition (the Gallery of Temporary Exhibitions, 2nd floor) is also admission-free. Visitors will also be able to admire the richly decorated interiors, which will transfer them back to the times of King Stanisław August Poniatowski. His apartment faithfully captures the atmosphere of the era of Stanisław Poniatowski. The visitors of the Royal Castle will be undoubtedly delighted by the Ballroom, the Knights Hall, the Throne Room and the Canaletto Room, where you can admire top-class paintings.
The Museum of King Jan's III Palace at Wilanów invites everyone to benefit from thematic walks, during which visitors will become familiar with the ancient royal residence, with its superb collection of paintings and other works of art. The main characters of the museum story will be the most famous creators of the residence - King Jan III Sobieski, who since the victory in the battle of Vienna was considered one of the greatest Polish kings, and Stanisław Kostka Potocki, an accomplished politician, thinker and the first museum patron and art historian in our history.
The Museum at Wilanów invites all to the exhibition "Around tea, coffee and chocolate", which is dedicated to the Wilanów collection of ceramics. Visitors have a chance to see the extremely valuable and rare items of red and black silica and learn about the history of these items.
In the Royal Łazienki, the November campaign is an opportunity to become acquainted with the royal collections of Stanisław August Poniatowski. The Palace on the Isle along with the Royal Gallery of Paintings, the Old Orangery with the Royal Gallery of Sculptures and the Royal Theatre and Myślewicki Palace are made available for the visitors. From Monday to Friday, the Royal Łazienki invite you to participate in the "Creative meetings with the audience", and on weekends the "Intrusive tour the Royal Theatre and the royal collections", "Poetry Salons" and the concerts in the "Musical Salons" series. On two successive Saturdays of 21 and 28 November, also a "Long night of the Palace on the Isle" will be held, during which you will be able to watch the Royal Gallery of Paintings in atmospheric light and learn about the history of one of the most precious monuments of Poland.
The "Admission Free November," held this year for the fourth time, is a part of the "Accessible Culture" programme organized by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.