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Daybreak – the Mazovian Centre of Metallurgy from the turn
of the eras

Opening hours

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday – 9.00 AM until 4.00 PM
  • Thursday – 9.00 AM until 7.00 PM
  • Saturday, Sunday – 11.00 AM until 6.00 PM
  • Monday – closed
  • The last admissions to the Exhibition are an hour before closing time.


is open to the public:

  • 1 April to 30 September – 8:00 AM until 8 PM,
  • 1 October to 31 March – from 8:00 AM until 5 PM.


open Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM until 3 PM.


is closed to visitors:

On Mondays and on the following Holidays:
1 and 6 January, Saturday before Easter – Monday after Easter, 1 and 3 May, Corpus Christi Thursday and Whitsun (seventh Sunday after Easter), 15 August, 1 and 11 November, 22 – 26 December, 31 December.


Admission to the Core Exhibition is free.

 Audioguide (loan) – free
Languages: Polish, English, German
(deposit 50 PLN or signed loaning statement)

Tickets for the other events – we accept payment only in cash.

Please note: as access to the Exhibition is via a staircase and the exhibition space is limited baby carriages are not allowed.

If you have any questions please contact us at: muzeum@mshm.pl


Provisions for visitors with disabilities


Disabled persons and their carers are each entitled to a reduced ticket to the exhibition Daybreak – the Mazovian Centre of Metallurgy from the Turn of the Eras.


Please note that despite major effort to make the Museum premises friendly for visitors with motor disabilities some areas of our historic building may still be difficult to negotiate with a wheelchair.

Visitors with a motor disability are invited to leave their car in the parking lot of the Museum (please note that it may be full) or the public car park in Bolesław Prus Street, 100-200 metres away. There are dropped kerbs on the way from the public car park to the Museum. Moving down the street towards the entrance into Jana Pawła II Square you will not run into any raised curbs.

Entrance to the Museum is on the same level as the pavement in Jana Pawła II Square, with an surface and dropped kerbs. For wheelchairs or walkers too large to pass through the double door the porter will open the other leaf.

The ground floor. The ticket office, cloakroom, accessible toilets, the Orangery and the entrance to the first rooms of the core exhibition are all one the same level; floor surfaces have no projections, drops or other variations.

Planning to attend a concert, lecture or other events held in the Museum Orangery disabled visitors may apply to the Museum to have a special seat reserved for them.

The main area of the core exhibition is accessed via a small staircase with a sturdy handrail. A stair climber is provided for wheel-chair users; alternately one of the Museum staff can help with lifting (for best results, please let the Museum know in advance about your planned visit).

The basement is a space dedicated to educational activity, workshops and family get-togethers. Access is down a U-shaped staircase. A stair climber may be used, or one of the Museum staff can lend a hand. Floor surfaces are level, with no projections, drops or other variations.

The Reading Room is on the upper floor of the Museum building, accessed via a narrow and steep U-shaped staircase. A stair climber is provided for visitors with a wheel-chair, a walker or crutches.


The audio multimedia materials to the Daybreak exhibition are provided with subtitles, in three languages: Polish, English and German..

Visitors with impaired hearing who use a hearing aid touring the Museum with a guide or attending a lecture can use a Phonak wireless ‘FM’ system (it works together with your hearing aid) provided by the Museum free of charge.

The Museum organizes regular tours of the core exhibition assisted by a Polish Sign Language interpreter (PJM). Visitors can arrange to have the interpreter present when touring the exhibition Daybreak with a guide, or during a lecture, museum lessons or a workshop. For more details please apply to the Education and Publications Department: + 48 22 758 72 66 ext. 14.


Visitors with impaired vision who apply to the Museum in advance can have a special seat reserved for them at a concert, lecture or other cultural events held in the Museum Orangery.

It may be a good idea to tour the core exhibition with a guide. For more details please apply to the Education and Publications Department: + 48 22 758 72 66 ext. 14.

The core exhibition is provided with many replicas of archaeological objects the visitors are invited to touch; the replicas are made of iron, antler, glass, wool. There is also a reconstruction of fragments of Iron Age houses, of the casing of a water well built of logs, as well as some faithful replicas of weapons, clothing of a Roman legionary and of a wealthy member of the local community that were created especially to serve the exhibition. The recorded sounds of a primeval
forest, the noise of ironworking activities, of a red-hot bloomery furnace, the hubbub of the ironworking settlement etc. provide an audio setting to the exhibition.

Guide dogs are welcome both inside the Museum building and the Museum garden.


The Museum offers educational activities designed especially for intellectually impaired visitors. For more details please apply to the Education and Publications Department: + 48 22 758 72 66 ext. 14.


Public transport
By WKD (Warsaw Commuter Railway) from station Warszawa Śródmieście WKD (please make sure to have the ticket of this transport company) – approximately 25 minutes.

By Koleje Mazowieckie and Szybka Kolej Miejska (ZTM zone II) from station Warszawa Śródmieście (please make sure to have the ticket of this
transport company) – approximately 25 minutes.

The following website may be useful when planning your trip to the Museum:


Visitors arriving at the Museum by car may use free parking spaces in Bolesława Prusa Street next to Jana Pawła II Square, approximately a 3 minute walk from
the Museum.

The Museum provides a bicycle parking rack.