The history of the Order of Polonia Restituta, one of the most prestigious decorations, both in the inter-war period and today, is presented to the public at a temporary exhibition in the Myślewicki Palace. From 26 to 31 May admission to the exhibition is free.
The Order of Rebirth of Poland is also called the ‘Polonia Restituta’ following its motto. It is the first decoration introduced after Poland regained independence in 1918. It was established on 21 February 1921 by a statute adopted by the Sejm of the Republic of Poland as the highest civilian state order after the Order of the White Eagle. The colour and shape of the newly created award preserves the memory of the Order of Saint Stanislaus established by King Stanislaus Augustus in 1765. The Order of Polonia Restituta was considered as one of the most eminent and visually most beautiful decorations in the inter-war period; it is still perceived as such today.
The exhibition shows about 50 exhibits, including orders, documents and memorabilia, which are the property of the Royal Łazienki Museum or come from private collections.
Opening hours, admission to the exhibition
The exhibition is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday from 10:00 to 16:00, on Thursday and Friday from 10:00 to 18:00 and on Saturday from 12:00 to 20:00. Admission with one combined ticket to all the Museum buildings (PLN 40 – normal ticket, PLN 20 – reduced ticket, PLN 1 – children aged up to 7 years and youth up to 26 years of age) – on Friday admission is free.
From 26 to 31 May admission is free.