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Karolin - Centre for Polish Folklore

“In order to relay the whole truth about people,
we must come to know the land on which they live.” Tadeusz Sygietyński

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Folklore of the Sącz Region - Workshop and Social Dance

Join us on 30 September to discover the fascinating folklore of Southern Poland's Sącz region. Take in a traditional embroidery worskhop, sample some local specialities and try out some local dances with a folk band from Podegrodzie.
02.09.2023 - 03.09.2023 15:00

The Centre for Polish Folklore's 2nd Birthday

To celebrate two years of the Centre for Polish Folklore in Karolin, we are inviting guests to join us for a special birthday tour of our permanent exhibition. All who visit us on this weekend will also receive small birthday gifts!
17.06.2023 - 18.06.2023

Mazowsze Family Picnic 2023

Join us on the weekend of 17 and 18 June for one of our biggest events of the year - the Mazowsze Family Picnic. With plenty of attractions for the whole family, this promises to be a fabulous weekend full of dance, song, music and traditional arts and crafts.
13.05.2023 18:00

Night of the Museums 2023

Join us in Karolin on 13 May for the Night of the Museums 2023. This year, we'll be immersing ourselves in Polish folk tales and legends featuring otherworldly creatures – small and mischievous imps, strange, demonic monsters, and kind and helpful spirits. Lots of thrills and fun guaranteed!
13.02.2023 - 26.02.2023

Winter Holidays in Karolin

This year's winter break in the Mazowsze region coincides with the final days of Carnival, tradionally a time of merrymaking, feasting, dressing up and generally having fun! In the spirit of the carnival season, the Centre for Polish Folklore is hosting a series of workshops and events to brighten up the winter holidays.

New Year's Tours of the Centre for Polish Folklore

Join us on Sunday 8 January for special New Year's guided tours of the Centre for Polish Folklore. Immerse yourself in Polish culture and uncover the fascinating history of Mazowsze National Folk Song and Dance Ensemble.
10.12.2022 - 11.12.2022

Karolin Christmas Market

Christmas is coming to Karolin, so join us for a weekend filled with festive spirit! Do your Christmas shopping at our market, with plenty of regional specialities and folk-inspired arts and crafts to choose from, or join our Christmas craft workshops and surprise your loved ones with handmade gifts. On both days we’ll be showing Mazowsze’s signature Christmas production, "Betlejem Polskie".
13.11.2022 12:00

Polish Independence Day – English-language tour of the Centre for Polish Folklore

In November 1918, Poland regained its independence after 123 years of partition. To commemorate, we’ll be hosting a special English-language tour of the permanent exhibition at the Centre for Polish Folklore. Discover Poland’s rich history and culture through music, song and dance at the historic home of Mazowsze National Folk Song and Dance Ensemble.
08.10.2022 18:00

Social dance with a folk band from the Opoczno region

On Saturday 8th October we'll be hosting a social dance with music from the Opoczno region. We will be joined by Roman Wojciechowski's celebrated band, who'll be delighting us with traditional melodies and songs from Opoczno. Get ready to dance the polka, walczyk and oberek!
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Administrative QuartersStaff AccommodationPerformance HallChamber HallCentre for Polish FolkloreOld Polish InnrestaurantChildren's PlaygroundHotel and Conference Centre - roomsThe White HouseEducational TrailHunters' Lodge