Museum of King Jan III’s Palace at Wilanów


Declaración Patrimonio Mundial UNESCO: No
Tipo de Jardín Histórico: Historic palace garden at the summer residence of King Jan III

Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16
02-958 Warszawa


+48 22 5442 700

Región: Mazowieckie Voivodeship
Término municipal: Warsaw
Localidad: Wilanów District
Coordenadas Google Maps:,21.084832,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x47192d40e99c18eb:0x507f944c08a85521!8m2!3d52.165175!4d21.0905099

Acceso desde la capital de la provincia:

The Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanów is located in the Wilanów district, approx. 10 km from Warsaw city centre, at the end of the historical Royal Route leading from the Royal Castle in Old Town through the Royal Łazienki Museum to the Wilanów residence.

Acceso desde la localidad más cercana al enclave:

Generally accessible paid car park for passenger vehicles and coach buses is located approx. 300 m from the palace, on Przyczółkowa Street.
Wilanów is also accessible using public transit – bus lines no. 116, 139, 163, 164, 180, 317, 379, 519, 700, 710, 724, 725, E-2.


Gardens: 9 a.m. to dusk


winter season Monday to Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (closed Tuesdays)

summer season Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Oferta de servicios

Centro de recepción de visitantes

Centro de interpretación

Museo asociado

Visitas guiadas


Talleres didácticos

Actividades para el público

Aparcamiento para turismos

Aparcamiento para autobuses

Acceso para personas con discapacidad o movilidad reducida



Tienda de recuerdos

Servicios (WC)



Aparcamiento más próximo para autobuses:

approx. 300 m

Aparcamiento más próximo para turismos:

approx. 300 m

Días de apertura al público: Gardens: open year-round, daily at 9 a.m. Palace: Monday to Sunday (closed on Tuesdays in the winter season: 1 January to 13 April and 15 October – 14 December). The palace and the permanent and temporary exhibitions are closed to visitors on the following days: Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Easter Sunday, Corpus Christi, 15 August, 1 November, 15 to 31 December.
Restricciones de edad:
Tipo de visitas:

Individual touring, guided tour, educational classes

Duración de las visitas:

Palace – approx. 1.5 hours; Garden – 1.5-2 hours

Número máximo de visitantes por grupo de visita:

Gardens – unlimited; Palace – 130 visitors per hour

Número máximo de visitantes por día:

Current information about ticket prices is available on the museum website.
On Thursdays, entry to the palace and park is free (individual touring only. The offer does not apply to route 2 and temporary exhibitions).

Garden: normal ticket 5 PLN; discount ticket 3 PLN; “Museum for 1 złoty” for visitors from 7 to 16 years old: 1 PLN
Route 1 – permanent exhibition in the palace: normal ticket 20 PLN; discount ticket 15 PLN; “Museum for 1 złoty” for visitors from 7 to 16 years old: 1 PLN
Route 2 – Apartments of Princess Lubomirska, Chinese and Hunter’s Rooms and the Storage Gallery: normal ticket 15 PLN, discount ticket 10 PLN.
Route 1 + 2: normal ticket 30 PLN, discount ticket 20 PLN
Thematic tickets (park and palace):
Educational activities individual 10 PLN; group: 10 PLN / person + 150 PLN / group
Thematic walks – groups:
Palace: normal ticket 20 PLN / discount ticket 15 PLN + 150 PLN / group
Park: normal ticket 5 PLN / discount ticket 3 PLN + 150 PLN / group

Precio de las entradas:

Tickets for individual touring can be purchased (no reservations available) at the museum ticket office or through the online module.

Tickets for group tours must be reserved:

– by phone: (+48) 22 5442 850 (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.),

– by e-mail:,

– online: through the online reservations module:


Tickets for individual touring can be purchased (no reservations available) at the museum ticket office or through the online module.

Tickets for group tours must be reserved:

– by phone: (+48) 22 5442 850 (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.),

– by e-mail:,

– online: through the online reservations module:

Venta anticipada de entradas:

Tickets can be purchased through the online module (both individual guests and groups), by selecting the desired date in the calendar or a type of event/theme.

Talleres didácticos:

The educational programmes at the Museum of King Jan III’s Palace at Wilanów bring participants closer to the cultural and natural heritage of the royal residence.

Thematic walks, workshops, museum lessons, calligraphy courses, culinary programmes, also conducted in languages other than Polish, dedicated to guests of various ages, are an excellent alternative to traditional tours.

The museum also organises open seminars and scientific conferences in cooperation with universities and representatives of the academic communities. An important part of the educational mission is the publication of popular science and academic books (ca. 10-15 new titles annually) on the subject of the history and culture of early modern Poland against the background of Europe.

Actividades para el público:

The Museum organises cultural events both in local and nationwide scope. These include temporary exhibitions along with accompanying educational programmes (the Tulip Exhibition) or the King Jan Days in June, during which guests are transported in the world of the Baroque court through various activities. The Museum also actively participates in external projects, such as the Science Picnic of the Polish Radio and Copernicus Science Centre, as well as the Night of the Museums. The Museum also collaborates with the National Philharmonic and the Chamber Opera, organising concerts and spectacles.

Destinos culturales próximos:

– Royal Łazienki Museum

– Royal Łazienki Museum

– Royal Castle in Warsaw

– Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art

– National Museum in Warsaw

Destinos naturales próximos:

– Botanical Garden – Centre for Biological Diversity Conservation in Powsin

– University of Warsaw Botanic

Alojamientos cercanos:

Restaurantes cercanos:

Tiendas de artesanía, gastronomía, regalos, etc., en el sitio o en la zona:

Entorno natural de Jardín

The limits of the garden and park in Wilanów include a Baroque garden, landscape parks and the Morysin nature reserve. The entirety of the Baroque part of the gardens and the landscape parks stretches out near the palace and at the same time is located in the buffer zone of the reserve. Surface waters are also an integral part of the garden and park complex in Wilanów: Służewiecki Stream, South Pond (artificial water reservoir, a relic of the royal manor farm), Wilanowskie Lake (part of the old riverbed of the Vistula with a shoreline modified in the 19th century), North Bay (artificial water reservoir from the mid-19th century), Sobieski Canal (an agricultural canal dug in the late 17th century, adapted to the composition of the 19th-century park complex).


Contexto histórico del Jardín

On the eastern side, the summer royal residence in Wilanów is adjacent to the area of the historic royal zoo, while from the south, west and north, it is surrounded by the dynamically growing modern Wilanów district of Warsaw.

Through the Museum’s efforts, the complexes of historical residential and farm buildings located in the closest vicinity of the residence are being successively included within its borders.


Descripción del Jardín

The origins of the garden at the Wilanów Palace date back to the end of the 17th century. The composition of the Wilanów estate was shaped under the influence of models drawn from Italy. The shape of the palace referred to that of a summer villa, while the garden, whose elements were planned along the main compositional axis, which exists to this day, was in its form a continuation of the Italian garden style.

Subsequent modifications completed the Baroque character of the residence and made the implementation of the principle of the palace situation between a courtyard and a garden clear. At the end of the 18th and in the middle of the 19th centuries, new areas (the so-called northern park) were added to the garden composition, designed as English-style landscape parks and English riverside parks. The northern park stretches over more than 44 hectares. Due to its unique character, a nature reserve was established within it in 1996. In the 19th century, a rose garden, designed in the style of Italian gardens, was established in the immediate vicinity of the palace. Presently, the royal gardens in Wilanów cover an area of more than 90 hectares.



  • 1677 Jan III Sobieski buys the Wilanów estate – the beginning of shaping the Wilanów palace and park complex.
  • 1678-1720 – The Wilanów property remains in the hands of the Sobieski family – shaping the main compositional elements.
  • 1771-1779 – Completion of the palace extension, extension of the Baroque garden, the patte d’oie, construction of the Orangery, creation of an English-Chinese landscape part on the farmland from the Sobieski times.
  • 1799-1892 – Wilanów becomes the property of the Potocki family – expansion of the garden from the north, where a park in the style of an English riverside park is established; elimination of the double courtyard; creation of, among others, the Chinese Arbour, the Roman Bridge, the stone pergola on the extension of the north wing of the palace, a Gothic brick gate between the Orangery and the Fig House, a neo-Renaissance garden by the palace’s north wing, Pump Station building.


Breve descripción del Centro de Interpretación/Museo

The Museum of King Jan III’s Palace at Wilanów provides care for the historical royal residence, established in the 3rd quarter of the 17th century, which includes the palace, park, gardens and the nature reserve. in 1805, the palace interiors, with a collection of works of art, as well as the park, were opened to the public as the first Polish art museum. Subsequent owners of the residence from the aristocratic Sieniawski, Lubomirski, Potocki and Branicki families made the Wilanów collections available continuously until World War II, after which, under the agricultural reform, the Wilanów estate became property of the state treasury. Starting in 1954, extensive revitalisation works were carried out in the palace and the park. The adopted benchmark was a reference to the era of the first owner of Wilanów – King Jan III Sobieski – wherever it was possible. The Palace was a branch of the National Museum in Warsaw and in 1995, became an independent institution under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. At the beginning of the 21st century, extensive revitalisation works were carried out, covering both the façade and the interior of the palace, as well as the park and the palace forecourt. Most of the works were financed by the European Union and the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

Since 2006, the Museum has been a member of Réseau des Résidences Royales Européennes – Network of European Royal Residences. The Museum regularly organises temporary exhibitions, conferences and scientific seminars, conducts scientific research, publishes academic and popular science books, organises educational activities devoted to both cultural and natural values of the Wilanów royal residence. The Museum website offers several thousand articles presenting the history and culture of the Poland of old. The museum is also introducing new technologies to make it easier to visit the museum.


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