The Night of Museums in Karolin

Discover Karolin by night on Saturday 14 May. There'll be lots to see and do during the Night of Museums. Join us for special film screenings, backstage tours and activites at the Centre for Polish Folklore.
Poster advertising the Night of Museums in Karolin - text on a background featuring a building with a light in one of the windows

Date and time

DATE: 14.05.2022


Karolin - Centre for Polish Folklore
ul. Świerkowa 2
05-805 Otrębusy

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Night tours of the exhibition– entry is free of charge
Backstage tours – reservation required
Film screenings – entry is free of charge

Karolin Palace on a moonlit night, lit up in red
Karolin by night - visit the Centre for Polish Folklore
In folk tradition, there are many moments when everyday order is upset. In the past, Carnival, Shrovetide, and the summer solstice were times at which the normal laws of nature could be suspended and the world would turn upside down. Karolin will bear witness to many strange happenings during the Night of Museums… join us to see our collections in a different light! Entry to the Centre for Polish Folklore will be free of charge between 5pm and 10pm.
The interior of one of Mazowsze Ensemble’s changing rooms. A box with beaded necklaces stands on a dressing table in front of a mirror. Cupboards full of folk costumes are reflected in the mirror.
Backstage tours of Mazowsze's Concert Hall
During this year’s Night of Museums, join our guides on a special backstage tour of Mazowsze Ensemble’s Concert Hall. Visit the costume rooms of one of the largest folk-inspired ensembles in the world, admire unique examples of traditional dress and find out about life as an artist in Karolin. The tour will include a visit to the auditorium and rehearsal spaces used daily by Mazowsze’s members.
  • 5pm/ English-language backstage tour
  • 6pm and 7pm/ Polish-language backstage tours
tel: +48 22 208 87 00 or +48 605 501 770
e-mail: kontakt@karolinmazowsze.pl
Due to limited places, booking is essential.
An archival photo of members of Mazowsze Ensemble in folk costume, dancing on the outdoor stage.
Archival film footage of Mazowsze Ensemble - screening
A special film screening will be held at the Centre for Polish Folklore at 8pm.  We’ll be showing a range of archival footage and films documenting the history and activities of Mazowsze Ensemble. They’ll provide a point of entry into discussions about the company’s beginnings and the first years of its work. We’ll be joined by retired artists- longstanding members of the ensemble- who will talk about Mazowsze’s growth and development, their careers at Karolin and memorable moments on and offstage.