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Warsaw. Summer attractions at the Museum of King Jan III’s Palace in Wilanów

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The Museum of King Jan III’s Palace in Wilanów invites you to summer attractions. For the guests, among others, an open-air cinema, the Summer Academy of Early Music, a series of walks and workshops “At Dawn” and the possibility of a boat or canoe trip on Lake Wilanowskie have been prepared.

The facility operating in the historic interiors and outdoors of the former seat of King Jan III Sobieski in Warsaw’s Wilanów district invites visitors throughout the summer.

Attractions await guests from the early hours of the morning. On weekends in July, the Museum prepared for them a series of walks, workshops and concerts “At Dawn”.

“Morning trills”

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Already at 6.30 am on July 15, during the “Morning Trells” walk, you will be able to try your hand at recognizing bird songs. A day later, and also on July 30, at 7.30 am, sound-sensitive calligraphy workshops will begin, which are to be “an attempt to record the sounds heard from the environment on a piece of paper”.

On July 15 and 16, you will be able to take part in workshops on playing handpans, i.e. percussion instruments made of two appropriately profiled metal hemispheres. On July 9 and 22, there will be yoga workshops and a concert of the T/Aboret group the next day. On the same weekend you will be able to take part in a photo plein-air. On July 9, the culmination of an active morning will be a meeting with Old Polish cuisine, during which four different dishes inspired by the oldest cookbooks will be prepared.

On Tuesdays, the Museum invites you to visit the 17th-century printing workshop, where you can compose your own text and print it on a real printing press.

– On Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, the printer can also be found in the King’s Caravan. It is a reconstruction of the camp of King Jan III near Vienna from the end of the 17th century, which we build every year in our park. There are e.g. geographer’s and printer’s tents, a blacksmith’s wagon or a fully equipped king’s tent. You can talk to our reenactors, mint a coin or listen to stories about how the king’s war camp looked and functioned – reported the head of the Museum Education Department of the Museum of King Jan III’s Palace at Wilanów, Paulina Szulist-Płuciniczak.

“Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Until July 16, every day except Monday at 7.30 pm you can take part in the open-air performances “Shakespeare in the Park”, during which you can watch “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. From July 12, on selected Wednesday evenings, the outdoor cinema in Wil.Lab invites you to a series of historical and costume films under the slogan “Women’s Power”. Before each screening, the educators will talk about “amazing women associated with the Wilanów Palace”. The July shows will also be preceded by language classes for foreigners organized as part of the Polish language club.

On July 13 and 16, you will be able to listen to concerts as part of the Summer Academy of Early Music. Until August 15, visitors to the Museum can see an exhibition presenting reconstructions of historical costumes from the 17th century. On the last Sunday of July and August, the institution invites you for walks around the Morysin nature reserve.

– This is one of the few occasions when you can enter the reserve with a guide and an educator and listen to stories about its history, as well as what plants and animals can be found there – stressed Szulist-Płuciniczak.

The wild nature of the Morysin reserve, as well as the palace and gardens can also be admired from an unusual perspective of the water, during a cruise on Lake Wilanowskie by boat, kayak or even a gondola, which can be rented throughout the summer by Przystań Wilanów.

“Summer Games in the Gardens”

On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, the older and younger, and even the little ones, can take part in “Summer fun in the gardens”, i.e. family meetings on the grass. “Our educators have also prepared an educational zone where you can play old games such as boules or backgammon” – said the head of the Museum Education Department. She added that on all weekends, individual guests can take a guided tour of the palace’s history, the symbolism of its interior decoration and the richness of the gardens, included in the price of the ticket.

– We really want to disseminate knowledge about Wilanów, but also about craftsmanship, about how life was in the palace itself, but also in the Wilanów manor, how its surroundings functioned, hence such a diverse and extensive offer. In the summer and holiday period, the attendance at our Museum is very large, which is why we want to take advantage of it all the more and show and bring both the palace and the Wilanów park closer to our guests. Therefore, we organize numerous activities for guests, which we hope will encourage them to visit us also in other seasons of the year – noted Szulist-Płuciniczak.

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