From 2 to 30 November 2016, visitors to the Royal Łazienki will be able to explore free of charge precious monuments and beautiful art collections from the times of the last King of Poland – Stanisław August. As part of the Admission Free November campaign, visitors are also invited to the Long Night of the Palace on the Isle and the Old Orangery, and to attend museum lessons.
This will be the fifth time that Royal residencies – the Royal Łazienki Museum, the Royal Castle in Warsaw, the Museum of King Jan III Palace At Wilanów, and the Wawel Royal Castle – will make their collections available for free in November.
This year’s Admission Free November will take place under the slogan: "Kings and Art". In the Royal Łazienki, it will be an opportunity to see precious monuments – the Palace on the Isle, the Royal Orangery with the Royal Theatre, the Myślewicki Palace – and a chance to become acquainted with Stanisław August’s collections of paintings and sculptures, and see the famous work from the Mauritshuis Museum in The Hague – "Interior with Figures in a Picture Gallery" by Gonzales Coques (Royal Painting Gallery in the Palace on the Isle).
We invite visitors for the admission free visits on Mondays from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and from Tuesday to Sunday – from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (the Museum buildings will also be open on 11 November – the National Independence Day). Free of charge entry tickets can be collected in individual buildings or in the Royal Łazienki ticket offices where audio guides (PLN 5) will be available as well.
The programme of the Admission Free November is filled with attractions such as: The Long Night of the Palace on the Isle and the Old Orangery, meetings with the public under the slogan "Kings and Art", family workshops, as well as museum lessons for schools, some of which will take place in the newly opened Artist’s Workshop in the Education Zone.
Visitors are invited to the Palace on the Isle and the Old Orangery on each Saturday in November – 5, 12, 19, and 26 – from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. It will be a perfect occasion to see beautifully illuminated interiors, and learn about the history of Stanisław August’s collections of paintings and sculptures. Our educators will also talk about the idea of creating the first public museum in the Royal Łazienki.
Meetings with the public
Meetings with the public under the slogan: "Kings and Art" will take place daily in November – at 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. – in the Palace on the Isle, the Old Orangery, and the Myślewicki Palace. During the meetings, Royal Łazienki staff will talk about the Royal Painting Gallery and the Royal Sculpture Gallery. They will present selected exhibits, and in the Palace on the Isle – the painting "Interior with Figures in a Picture Gallery" by Gonzales Coques; they will also explain the trend of creating royal collections in the Europe of the Enlightenment.
They will be held on the weekends of November. On Saturdays – at 11:00 a.m. – children aged 1-3 and their animators will play in the Old Guardhouse, while on the four Sundays of the month – at 2:00 p.m. – children aged 7-12 will participate in photography workshops in the Palace on the Isle.
Prior reservation is required for the family workshops: warsztaty@łazienki-krolewskie.pl, (22) 50 60 042 or (22) 50 60 183.
In November, it will also be possible to take part – free of charge – in the 3rd International Paderewski Festival, De Musica Festival, and K40 Poetry Salons – during which actress Krystyna Janda will perform, and Musical Salons – a continuation of the summer concerts by the Monument to Chopin. Additionally – in November – all books published by the Royal Łazienki will be available at a 10 per cent discount.
The Admission Free November is part of the "Kultura Dostępna" (Culture Made Available) programme of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.