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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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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!

Summer travels with Mazowsze Ensemble and the Automotive and Technology Museum in Otrębusy

Summertime events in Karolin this year are themed around journeys. Join us on 20 August for workshops, talks and social dancing, as well as the chance to admire some beautiful vintage automobiles from the Automotive and Technology Museum in Otrębusy.
01.07.2022 - 31.08.2022

Summertime in Karolin

There’s lots happening in Karolin during the summer. On Wednesdays and Sundays we’ll be making the most of the summer holidays and travelling around Poland and beyond during our family workshops. A summer crafts school for adults and young people will run on Saturdays. We’re also planning talks and presentations, and a big social dance to end the season. Join us in Karolin this summer!
11.06.2022 - 12.06.2022

Mazowsze Family Picnic

Join us on the weekend of 11 and 12 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.
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Administrative QuartersStaff AccommodationPerformance HallChamber HallCentre for Polish FolkloreOld Polish InnChildren's PlaygroundHotel and Conference CentreThe White HouseEducational TrailHunters' Lodge