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Museums Night at the Jagiellonian University

Museums Night at the Jagiellonian University

Museums Night is a unique nationwide event, held in Kraków since 2004. This year it will take place on May 18/19. On this night it will be possible to visit Kraków museums for free. To mark the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining its independence, the motto of this year’s Museum’s Night will be “Museums in the Independent Poland”. As in previous years, selected JU museums will also open their gates to visitors.

The entire event will involve 24 Kraków museums, including their various branches (about 50 institutions altogether). As each year, a special commemorative coin available at a nominal price of 1 zloty in each of the museums will allow unlimited access to institutions participating in the event.

The Jagiellonian University’s offer will include:

JU Museum Collegium Maius, ul. Jagiellońska 15 (from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.)

Permanent exhibitions:

  • the main permanent exhibition from Libraria to Aula (last entry at 00:30 a.m.)
  • In the Land of Memories. The 100th anniversary of Polish independence - presentation of selected items from the Jagiellonian University Museum collection in the permanent exhibition
  • Old and New Sciences. An interactive exhibition (last entry at 11:30 p.m.)


Temporary exhibitions:

  • The Academy in the University. The relationship between the Academy of Fine Arts and the Jagiellonian University. A curator’s exhibition tour at 8:00 p.m. (ground floor rooms)
  • Art Exhibition by Tomasz and Marek Wiatr (in the basement)
  • Campus of  the 600th Anniversary of the  Jagiellonian University Revival (the Estreicher’s Corner, św. Anny Street)
  • Polish geography and geographers during the Second World War in the Professor Garden (last entry at 11:30 p.m.)
  • Opening of the long hall with view on the St. Jan of Kęty Chapel
  • Opening of the passage from the Cloistered Courtyard to the Estreicher’s Corner (last entry at 11:30 p.m.)

JU Botanical Garden, ul. Kopernika 27

  • tour of the garden, the Victoria greenhouse, the Jubilee greenhouse, and the Botanical Garden Museum (from 7.00 p.m. until midnight)
  • illumination of the Botanical Garden
  • Lidia Mucha’s exhibition W malinowym chruśniaku (In Raspberry Bushes)
  • Martha Mulawa’s batiks outdoor exhibition

JU Museum of Pharmacy, ul. Floriańska 25

  • permanent exhibition (from 6.00 p.m. until midnight)
  • exhibition of items related to pharmacists fighting for the independence of Poland in 1918
  • presentation: Herbs and Teas of the World


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