December in the Museum
Concerts, including Christmas carols and pastorals, Christmas workshops for children and lectures – these are just some of the attractions offered in December in the Royal Łazienki. Visitors will also be able to walk along the Chinese Avenue ornamented with magic lights.
Christmas and New Year’s lights will illuminate the Royal Łazienki on 3 December at 5 p.m. The Chinese Avenue – from the gate in Agrykoli street to the gate in Gagarina street – will be ornamented with several-meter-high figures in costumes of the time. Visitors will admire the illumination every day – from dusk until 10 p.m.
The exceptional Christmas atmosphere will also be marked by the "Mazowsze" ensemble performance in the Royal Theatre. Already on 9 and 10 December, we will hear there the most beautiful Christmas carols and pastorals. These will be pieces that are famous and popular, as well as those less known, such as Serca ludzkie się radują (With hearts rejoicing) or Święta Panienka (Saint Maiden). Some of them are characterised by a rhythm of Oberek and Mazurek, while others of the Polonaise. Tickets for the concert of the "Mazowsze" ensemble can be purchased at the ticket offices of the Royal Łazienki (regular price – PLN 40, reduced price – PLN 20).
Children with carers are welcome on Christmas family workshops during which they will learn how to ornament Christmas tree baubles. They will paint themes that are inspired by models and colours of Dutch tiles, including such which can be found in the Bathing Room in the Palace on the Isle.
The workshops will be held on 11 December (meeting before the Palace on the Isle). Children aged 3 to 5 years are invited for 11.00 a.m. and children aged 6-10 years for 2 p.m. Admission tickets (PLN 15 – child plus carer) and bookings for workshops apply: firstname.lastname@example.org
Guided tours of the Palace on the Isle will also be marked by a Christmas character – daily, at 11.00 a.m. and 2 p.m. (admission ticket to the building applies). The Royal Łazienki staff will tell visitors about Christmas recipes of the royal cook, Paul Tremon.
Guided tours of the Old Orangery together with the Royal Theatre, and of the Myślewicki Palace start daily at 11.00 a.m. and 2 p.m.
On 24, 25, 26 and 31 December, all the buildings of the Royal Łazienki Museum will be closed.
DECEMBER 2016 IN ROYAL ŁAZIENKI – CALENDAR
Until December 4, Palace on the Isle, Exhibition of One Painting – ‘Interior with Figures in a Picture Gallery’, by Gonzales Coques, from the collection of the Mauritshuis Museum in The Hague
1-15 December, Open-Air Gallery in al. Ujazdowskie, Exhibition – "Polish Legions 1914-1918”. On the 100th Anniversary of Entering Warsaw"
16 December 2016–10 January 2017, Open-Air Gallery in al. Ujazdowskie, Exhibition "25th Final of The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity"
1 December 2016–1 January 2017, Open-Air Gallery in Agrykoli street, Exhibition of PZU, Patron of the Museum, "We Support What Matters"
1 December at 11.00 a.m., Old Guardhouse, "Thursday in Dots" – activities for children aged 1 to 3 years*
2 December at 11.00 a.m., Old Guardhouse, "Dots with Stripes" – activities for children aged 1 to 3 years*
3 December at 5 p.m., Old Orangery – Royal Theatre, 2nd Festival "Polish Music Rediscovered" – concert "Forgotten Trios for Violin, Cello and Keyboard Instruments and Songs from the 19th and 20th Century"
4 December at 12.00 noon, Old Orangery – Royal Theatre, K40 Poetry Salon – works of the Russian poet Sergei Yesenin, interpreted by Daniel Olbrychski
4 December at 5 p.m., Old Orangery – Royal Theatre, 2nd Festival "Polish Music Rediscovered", "From the Archives of the Polish Music Centre in Los Angeles" – a concert of premieres
7 December at 6 p.m., Palace on the Isle, "Royal, State, Noble – Faces of the Polish Diplomacy in the Stanislavian Era" – lecture by Dr Jakub Bajer from the "Could It Save Itself? The Republic in the 18th Century?” series.
8 December at 11.00 a.m., Old Guardhouse, "Thursday in Dots" – activities for children aged 1 to 3 years*
9 December at 11.00 a.m., Old Guardhouse, "Dots in Stripes" – activities for children aged 1 to 3 years*
10 December at 11.00 a.m., Old Orangery – Royal Sculpture Gallery, "Drawing Classes" – workshops for persons of over 15 years*
11 December at 11.00 a.m., Palace on the Isle, "In the White and Blue" – Christmas workshops for children aged 3 to 5 years*
11 December at 2 p.m., Palace on the Isle, "In the White and Blue" – Christmas workshops for children aged 6 to 10*
13 December at 6 p.m., Myślewicki Palace, "Peripatos. Philosophy and Crisis" – philosophical workshops for adults*
14 December at 6 p.m., Palace on the Isle, "Virtues of King Stanislaw August – Marcello Bacciarelli and His Paintings from the Audience Room of the Royal Castle in Warsaw" – a lecture by Izaura Jakacka from the "Enlightenment Republic of Dreams” series
15 December at 11.00 a.m., Old Guardhouse, "Thursday in Dots" – animations for children aged 1 to 3 years*
17 December, at 6 p.m., Palace on the Isle, National Fund for Children – concert "Young Virtuosos in the Royal Łazienki"
18 December at 12.00 noon, Palace on the Isle, "Music Salon" – continuation of summer concerts at the foot of the monument to Frederic Chopin
* admission ticket and/or booking apply: email@example.com or (22) 50 60 183