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See Poland from Your Own Couch: Virtual Museums

The Royal Castle in Warsaw, the Museum of King John III's Palace at Wilanów, the Malbork Castle Museum, Książ Castle in Wałbrzych, the Archaeological Museum in Biskupin, the MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków – these are some examples of museums you can tour without leaving your home. In response to the current #StayHome campaign, we encourage you to do some sightseeing in Poland from the safety of your own couch.

Yes, you can actually do that: there’s a wide range of virtual tours of museums and other sites on offer.

Admire the following panoramas on your computer or phone screen: the Great Hall, the Throne Room, the Old Audience Chamber, the Council Chamber, the Marble Room, the Hall of the Crown's Horse Guards, the Canaletto Room, the Bedchamber, the King’s Dressing Room and the Knights’ Hall at the Royal Castle, located in the Old Town in Warsaw, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980.

An equally interesting virtual tour is offered by the Museum of King John III's Palace at Wilanów, which in 2018 obtained a Certificate of the Polish Tourism Organization in a competition for the best tourism product. The museum enables virtual visitors to explore the palace online in many aspects. For example, some of the Wilanów palace’s collections are available on Google Art & Culture. Selected works of art housed at the museum can be viewed as 3D models on SketchFab.

The Malbork Castle Museum situated in the former castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers virtual tours of the Courtyard of the Middle Castle, the Grand Refectory, the Summer Refectory – Grand Masters' Palace, the Dry Moat, the Western Zwinger, the Grand Masters' Garden and the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, among others.

A fascinating and extraordinary tour from the comfort of your couch is offered by Książ Castle in Wałbrzych – the third-largest castle in Poland, boasting a rich history and many secrets still waiting to be discovered.

You can also go on an unusual virtual tour of the Archaeological Museum in Biskupin – Poland’s largest and most famous archaeological open-air museum – thanks to GoogleStreetView.

There’s also something for modern art enthusiasts: the MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków, whose website offers virtual exhibition tours.

Other museums and cultural institutions are also responding to the current restrictions and offering virtual visits.

Take a tour of Poland’s traditional and open-air museums, castles and palaces, parks and gardens – today you can see them all without leaving your comfortable couch. Remember: #StayHome! 

  • The Royal Castle, located in the Old Town in Warsaw, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980
    The Royal Castle, located in the Old Town in Warsaw, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980
  • Museum of King John III's Palace at Wilanów
    Museum of King John III's Palace at Wilanów
  • The Malbork Castle Museum situated in the former castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
    The Malbork Castle Museum situated in the former castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Książ Castle in Wałbrzych – the third-largest castle in Poland
    Książ Castle in Wałbrzych – the third-largest castle in Poland
  • The Archaeological Museum in Biskupin – Poland’s largest and most famous archaeological open-air museum
    The Archaeological Museum in Biskupin – Poland’s largest and most famous archaeological open-air museum
  • The MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków
    The MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków

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