1000 years of Wrocław in the Historical Museum

01.02.2020 — 31.12.2022

The Royal Palace, The Historical Museum
ul. Kazimierza Wielkiego 35
50-077 Wrocław

Wednesday-Saturday 11:00 — 17:00
Sunday 10:00 — 18:00

One of the most modern museum exhibitions in Poland, where the historical heritage of Wrocław meets the latest exhibition technology. The exhibition includes over 3000 objects illustrating the history of Wrocław from the early Middle Ages to the present day. There are unique and valuable objects. Many of them have never been presented in Wrocław before. The exhibition is the result of many years of efforts by the staff of the City Museum of Wrocław. Polish and European cultural institutions and private donors from all over the world have also helped in compiling the exhibition. The exhibition presents the most important events in the history of the city.

Among the most interesting objects shown at the exhibition are: the oldest police badge in Poland dating back to 1540, the famous Bremen treasure, elements of city architecture, archival photographs, a knife from the prison guillotine which used to be operated in the city in 1945, graphics and ceramics by Pablo Picasso, theatre costumes and many other unique objects. The attractiveness and quality of the exhibition is improved by its interactivity: audiovisual means, musical setting and appropriate interior design. The synthesis of the history of the Central European metropolis is a perfect introduction to the history of Lower Silesia and Wrocław in general.

The exhibition comprises 25 exhibition halls. Audio guides showing the exhibition in Polish, German or English are available at the ticket office of the Royal Palace. A catalogue of the exhibition has been published in Polish, English and German.

It is a credibly and on a big scale told complex and difficult story of Wrocław since the foundation of a bishopric in year 1000 until the contemporary times. Within the exposition, over 3000 objects were gathered, in majority very rare, such as famous “Treasure from Bremen”.

The attractiveness and high quality of the exhibition is increased by its interactive character: audio-visual means, music and proper interior design. The synthesis of the history of the Central European metropolis presented here is a perfect introduction for getting familiar with the history of the whole Lower Silesia and for sightseeing Wrocław itself.