Fryderyk Chopin s Museum
Chopin’s Museum in Warsaw is located in Gniskich – Ostrogskich Palace in the seat of Fryderyk Chopin Society. The music, smell and light – these are only some of the special effects, which are waiting to stimulate the visitors’ senses. Innovative approach to the subject of Chopin’s life and output wins recognition of both music lovers, historians and artists.
The idea of the Museum is mainly the individual touring and experiencing Chopin. The Museum is specially designed to meet preferences of the visitors. Individual visiting root can be defined with the use of a special ticket using the RFID technology. The settings will be sawed on a plastic card. It will allow, according to the chosen visiting profile, to explore the audiovisual level of the exhibition, including 4 levels of narration: basic, advanced, for children and for the sand-blind people. Every profile will at the end be accessible in 8 languages.
The exposition has been located on the 4 floors of the Ostrogski Palace, including the basement. On each of the floors the visitors will find various information about Chopin’s life, works, shown from the point of view of for example: Chopin’s Warsaw years or the Paris times. Because of the possibility to choose the level of narration, the Museum will meet the expectations of various types of visitors, no matter what age or knowledge of the subject they’ve already possessed. The elements of the audiovisual exposition have been designed in such a way, so that each and every visitor finds something exactly for oneself, including the school trips, artists, students looking for a source to broaden their knowledge, and also all the people interested in the culture and history of Chopin’s times. That is why, not to disturb the individual character of the experience of Chopin and his music, the Museum can host at the same time only about 50 visitors. It will allow to fully exploit the potential of the Museum, it will enable the comfortable exploration of the museum collection and unimpeded usage of the multimedia. All these features of this new Museum will help to change the stereotypical picture of the “museum” as a not interested and life less exposition.
The new Chopin Museum has already become a kind of cultural centre. There are numerous artistic and educational events organized in the Ostrogski Palace, such as: concerts of well known pianists and lectures given by the experts in Chopin’s life and output.
Address: 1 Okolnik Street
Mondays – closed
Tuesdays – Sundays – 12:00 – 8:00 p.m.
22 PLN – normal
13 PLN – reduced[Museums & Galleries]