The Museum of Sport and Tourism in Warsaw was founded in 1952, which makes it one of the oldest museums of its kind in Europe. The Museum’s collection consists of more than 55,000 exhibits.
Most are connected with Polish sport and include medals, tokens, badges, cups, sports and tourist badges, coins, banners, flags, pennants and emblems, sports costumes and equipment, travel accessories, sports and tourist posters, artworks (sculptures, paintings, graphics, art medals, fabrics) inspired by sport, philatelic and numismatic collections, and over 15,000 photographs, 16,000 books and 2,000 documents and archives. The Museum collection is supplemented with extensive film and sound documentation.
The Museum has more than 150 temporary exhibitions. These are presented in its own headquarters and in other museums in Poland and abroad. In addition to staging exhibitions, the Museum conducts a wide range of educational activities (museum lessons, educational cycles, competitions) primarily aimed at children and youth. The Museum works together with many cultural and educational institutions, conducts methodological meetings with teaching staff, publishes monographs, and puts out commemorative publications.
The Museum also hosts exchanges for sports souvenir collectors (at various times of the year), screens Wanda Rutkiewicz’s Mountaineering Films (in May), holds various types of meetings, organizes promotions, and marks commemorative events. The Museum is financed by the Province of Mazovia.
|Museum of Sports and Tourism|
ul. Wybrzeże Gdyńskie 4
tel.: +48 (22) 56 03 780
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00-17:00
Saturdays and Sundays: 10:00-17:00
The museum is closed on Mondays