Visiting the Museum

The museum in Kórnik Castle has been closed since 7 November 2020 until further notice, see Instructions no. 21/2020 of the Director of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Kórnik Library re. suspending the operations of the museum and the reading-room in Kórnik Library.

Ladies and gentlemen,

due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Director of Kórnik Library has issued instructions to align the rules of visiting the Castle with the effective guidelines.

As a result, we hereby inform that:

1. The museum in Kórnik Castle is available only to individuals with their own face masks covering the mouth and nose (this does not apply to children below 4 years of age),  in compliance with art. 18 of the Ordinance of the Council of Ministers of 19 April 2020, as amended. Shall the visitors take off or slide down the mask on the premises, they will be immediately ordered to leave. 

2. The visitors are obliged to disinfect their hands or gloves with the liquid provided at the entrance.

3. Only one person can be at the cash desk; the remaining visitors need to wait outside at distances of 1.5 m.

4. Qualified collection guardians direct the traffic in the Castle.

5. Maximum 5 individuals can stay in each of the museum’s rooms.

6. Due to the limitations of the number of visitors allowed to stay in the Castle at the same time,  the employees will adjust the frequency of admittance (on average 5 people every 10 minutes).

7. If possible, please make payments with a credit card.

8. Group and educational classes have been temporarily suspended together with guided tours.
Our offer includes educational classes held remotely; please contact the Access and Scientific Information Department: +48  531 980 186, aleksandra.losik-sidorska@bk.pan.pl

9. Audio guides will not be made available on-site. We strongly encourage you to download a free-of-charge phone application “Zamek w Kórniku” (Kórnik Castle) (Google Play shop)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=pl.audiotour.kornikzameknumberguide

10. The visiting routes on the premises have not changed; please use visual information and follow the guidelines of the qualified collection guardians.

11. The visitors are obliged to maintain a distance of minimum 1.5 m (this does not apply to families).

12. The lift in the Castle is available exclusively to the handicapped (two people can use it at the same time).

13. Cloakrooms are not accepting clothes until further notice.

14. Please refrain from touching the doors, handles and museum showcases.

THE MUSEUM’S OPENING HOURS

in 2020:

1 January – 28 February
closed

1 March – 30 April
Mondays – closed
Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 04:00 p.m.

1 May – 30 September
Mondays – closed
Tuesday to Sunday:  10:00 a.m. – 04:00 p.m.

1 October – 15 December
Mondays – closed
Tuesday to Sunday:  10:00 a.m. – 04:00 p.m.

17 – 31 December
closed

ON HOLIDAYS in 2020, the Museum is available according to the schedule below:

  • 11 April Easter Saturday – closed
  • 12 April Easter Sunday – closed
  • 13 April Easter Monday – 10:00 a.m. – 04:00 p.m.
  • 1-3 May Workers’ Day , Flag Day, Constitution Day – 10:00 a.m. – 04:00 p.m.
  • 11 June Corpus Christi – 10:00 a.m. – 04:00 p.m.
  • 15 August The Assumption – 10:00 a.m. – 04:00 p.m.
  • 1 November All Saints’ Day – closed
  • 11 November Independence Day – closed

Prices

The price of a ticket includes visiting the Castle premises and the carriage house (open from 1 May to 30 September, from 11:00- 04:00 p.m.).

Regular ticket: Pln 17.00
Reduced ticket  (children, adolescents, old-age pensioners): Pln  9.00 

We honour the Big Family Card.

Parents and legal carers are entitled to reduced tickets;
children and adolescents as per the price list.

THE TICKET OFFICE

It is located in the Castle, next to the entrance.
The last tickets are sold 45 minutes before the end of visiting. Please take this into consideration when planning a visit.

TOUR GUIDE

1. The museum in Kórnik Castle can be visited alone or in the company of a tour guide.
2. Reservations for guided tours need to be made with at least a week’s notice. Reservations should be made by email on rezerwacja.bk@bk.pan.pl.
3. For organisational reasons, group reservations need to be made at least with a three-months’ notice.

Prices:
a guided tour in Polish: Pln 70.00
a guided tour in English or German: Pln 100.00

 APPLICATION AND AUDIO GUIDE

The Castle can be visited with a new application Zamek w Kórniku (Kórnik Castle) which can be downloaded, free of charge, to a smartphone or a tablet from Google Play store.

NB: in order to visit the Castle you need to HAVE EARPHONES!
Earphones can also be purchased at the Castle…

You can also borrow an audio guide with the recording (Pln 10.00).

FOLDERS

We also offer folders (Pln 8.00) with descriptions in Polish, English, German, French and Russian.

 Quest

We encourage you to actively visit Kórnik Castle.

With our visitors in mind, we have developed a quest “Kórnik Castle”. It is a field game which leads the participants in an interesting way across the rooms of the Castle. Your guide will be count Tytus Działyński, the Castle’s owner and creator. During the tour, quizzes and tasks are solved; ultimately, they will lead to a place where a “treasure” has been hidden in the form of a stamp. In order to reach the “treasure”, the participants need to arrive at the password.
Game time: approx. 45 minutes

Leaflets with the game are available, free of charge, in the Castle’s cash desk or you can print them.

File to download
More quests available on regionwielkopolska.pl and questing.pl

Groups

How to book entries to Kórnik Castle

  • 1. Reservations for organised groups (more than 10 people) need to be made 7 days before the planned visit at the latest. Reservations need to be made by e-mail to rezerwacja.bk@bk.pan.pl
  • 2. For organisational reasons, we accept reservations not earlier than with three months’ notice.
  • 3. The Museum does not book visits to the Castle for individual visitors.
  • 4. A single group visiting the Castle should not contain more than  30-35 people. Larger groups should be divided.
  • 5. The tickets are purchased in the Castle’s cash desk.
  • 6. If a group wants an invoice for a tour, we prefer bank transfersPlease provide all the data for an invoice together with an e-mail address to which the invoice is to be sent. We send invoices up to 14 days following a visit in the Castle.

Form-invoice-data

Information about visiting Kórnik Castle

All information about the Museum:  
+48  531 990 142; 533 982 273, from Tuesday to Sunday,  10:00 a.m. to 03:00 p.m.  
rezerwacja.bk@bk.pan.pl  
We are sorry if you cannot reach us by phone. This form of contact is more difficult when we handle tourist traffic.
PUT THE SLIPPERS ON

Because the museum in Kórnik Castle has historic wooden floors, visitors are required to put on felt slippers on top of their own shoes. NB: due to the pandemic, since May 2020 we have temporarily decided not to use the slippers; the floors have been safeguarded with carpets.

PRAMS

Dear parents, because of the historical floors, it is not possible to use prams in the Castle. Unfortunately, we do not have a pram storage room for the time of the Castle tour.

THE LIFT

The Castle has been equipped with a lift adjusted to handicapped visitors’ needs. Please ask the Castle employees for assistance.

PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEOS

In the course of visiting you can take pictures of the interiors, free of charge, exclusively for private use.

Publishing photos and recordings of the interiors of Kórnik Castle requires permission  of the management of Kórnik Library.It is forbidden to use flashes and tripods!!!!