Museum of Lodz

One of the most interesting museums in Lodz is located in the magnificent mansion built for the family of one of the wealthiest factory owners of the 19th century Lodz, Izrael K. Poznańki. Apart from the exhibition of its interiors from the turn of the 19th and 20th century and the exhibition chronicling the history of the industrial Lodz, a number of rooms have been dedicated to artists related to the city and those who were meritorious to the city’s inhabitants. Those exhibitions showcase memorabilia of Artur Rubinstein, Julian Tuwim, Władysław Reymont, and Marek Edelman.

In 2017, the palace’s cellar became the venue of a permanent multicultural exhibition called “On a Common Yard”. The exhibition displays basic knowledge of the city, of pre-1939 Lodz. The multiculturality is manifested through the museum collections, archival photographs, arrangement and scenographic solutions, and audiovisual contents. The multimedia serve as the complement of the interwar narrative. Flashing monitor screens are limited to the minimum, and there is a complete lack of illuminated signs, which is why the colorful tainted glass that seems illuminated by rays of sun is beautifully displayed in the common hall.

Historic interiors are venues to concerts, vernissages, balls, and banquets. The palace two-story gallery is famous for the temporary exhibitions of the most appreciated artists in the world, such as Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, Marc Chagalle, or Max Ernst. The institution conducts educational activities for children and youth in the form of workshops, outdoor sessions, and museum classes.

The palace building neighbors Poznański’s revitalized factory complex, Manufaktura. Right next to the palace is the garden. Contemporary artists of Lodz display their open-air sculptures that are part of the Alley of Sculpture embedded in the green spaces of the garden. 


The Łódź City Museum is reopened from 02/10/2020


Opening hours from 14 April to 1 July 2018:

Monday: closed
Tuesday: 10:00 - 16:00
* Wednesday: 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 16:00
Friday: 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday: 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 18:00

On Wednesdays the entrance to permanent exhibitions is free.

Ticket prices:

Individual tickets for permanent and temporary exhibitions
Normal individual ticket: PLN 12
Discount individual ticket: PLN 8
Individual ticket for the holders of Lodz, Voivodship or National Large Family Card: PLN 5

Individual tickets for temporary exhibitions
Normal individual ticket: PLN 7
Discount individual ticket: PLN 5

Group tickets (guided tour for groups from 5 to 30 people)
Normal ticket for 1 person: PLN 14
Discount ticket for 1 person: PLN 10 

Group tickets (tour together with a museum class for groups from 5 to 30 people)
Normal ticket for 1 person: PLN 14
Discount ticket for 1 person: PLN 10 

Group tickets (tour together with an artistic workshop for groups from 5 to 30 people)
Normal ticket for 1 person: PLN 14
Discount ticket for 1 person: PLN 10 

For children of preschool age/preschool groups, the entrance to all the sections of the Museum of the City of Lodz is free.  

Permanent exhibitions:

History of Lodz – History, Culture, Everyday Life:

- Poznański’s Study
- Pantheon of Great Lodz Citizens:

  • Marek Edelman
  • Władysław Stanisław Reymont Władysław Stanisław Reymont and The Promised Land
  • Julian Tuwim And I Prefer Lodz! Literary Traces of Julian Tuwim

- Artur Rubinstein Gallery of Music:

  • Artur Rubinstein Museum of Master Artur

- Painting of Jewish artists. From the collection of David Malk
- Walking Garden from 13.10.2017 closed until further notice.

In a Common courtard – Lodz, The Melting Pot of Cultures and Religions

Model of the old Lodz