Hours, Tickets, Reservations, Luggage

Tickets

The ticket is valid on the day of the visit. Timed tickets are issued for most exhibitions – entry time is printed on the ticket ⇒ please be punctual.
The number of tickets available every day is limited. Tickets are sold no later than 10 minutes before the last entrance (within the limit).
  • ticket windows in the Visitors Center
    Monday: 9:00 am – 3:20 pm
    Tuesday-Sunday 8:45 am – 4:20 pm 
    or number of tickets sold out
  • ticket window at the Herbowa Gate open May–October

  • online tickets: check availability on our website here
    online tickets are available two week in advance, also at the day of your visit
    if the online tickets run out, please visit ticket windows – tickets may still be available there
For individual and group reservations and guide service visit the Reservations Office.

VISIT

MONDAY 10:00 am−4 pm

free admission  − pick up a free admission ticket (at the ticket window)
  • The Armoury: January – April, last entry 3:10 pm
  • The Lost Wawel: January – December, last entry 3:20 pm (closed on April 8)
  • Royal Private Apartments: April–June, last entry 3 pm (April 1 open 9 am–5 pm, last entry 4 pm | April 15 - May 23 The Columned Hall closed)
  • Wawel Underground: The Lapidarium: July – September, last entry 3:30 pm
  • Wawel Recovered: July – December, last entry 3:20 pm
  • Crown Treasury: October – December, last entry 3 pm

TUESDAY−SUNDAY

April – June & September − December ⇒ 9 am–5 pm
July − August ⇒ 9 am–6 pm
  • State Rooms
    last entry: 60 min before closing
    admission: regular 35 PLN, reduced 25 PLN
    closed: November 1 & 11, December 24 − 25
  • Royal Private Apartments with The Porcelain Cabinet (new arrangement included in ticket price)
    last entry: 60 min before closing
    admission: regular 25 PLN, reduced 15 PLN
    closed: Nov. 1 & 11, Dec. 24–26, 31; Columned Hall: April 15 – May 23, Sept. 30 – Oct. 31
  • Crown Treasury
    last entry 60 min before closing
    admission: regular 35 PLN, reduced 25 PLN
    closed: November 1 & 11, December 24−26
  • The Armoury
    last entry 50 min before closing
    admission: regular 20 PLN, reduced 15 PLN
    closed: November 1 & 11, December 24−26 & 31
  • Ottoman Turkish Tents
    admission: regular 10 PLN, reduced 8 PLN; 
    closed: November 1 & 11, December 24−26 & 31
  • Art of the Orient
    2 pm – 5 pm
    , last entry 30 min before closing
    admission: regular 10 PLN, reduced 7 PLN
    closed: May 6–23, September 30 – October 11, November 1 & 11, December 24−26 & 3
  • Wawel Underground: The Lapidarium
    last entry 30 min before closing
    admission: regular 22 PLN, reduced 17 PLN
    ticket price includes audio guide
    closed: November 1 & 11, December 24−26 & 31
  • The Lost Wawel
    9:30 am–1:30 pm, last entry 30 min before closing
    January – June, November, December: individual entry times
    admission: regular 15 PLN, reduced 10 PLN
    closed: April 1−12; November 1 & 11, December 24−26 & 31
  • Wyspiański's Wawel  temporary exhibition March 22 – July 21, 2024
    last entry:
    - with "Wyspiański's Wawel" ticket: 60 min before closing
    - with the promotional ticket "Royal Private Apartments + Wyspiański's Wawel": 120 min before closing; PLEASE NOTE: those entering the exhibition with a promotional ticket after 15:00 must expect not to have time to see the Royal Private Apartments and all three parts of the Wyspiański's Wawel exhibition
    admission: normal 17 PLN, reduced 12 PLN; free – with a valid ticket to the Royal Private Apartments
We also offer guided tours (to selected exhibitions and according to a separate schedule). Additional fee for a guide – 20 PLN. The number of tickets is limited.
We recommend checking the dates and buying tickets online
Please note: at the e-sales page first select the date and then "Wawel Royal Castle – museum visit".

Seasonal exhibitions

  • Dragon's Den open April 20−October 31
    last entry 20 min before closing
    April–June10 am–6:30 pm
    July, August 10 am–7 am
    September, October 10 am–5:30 pm; from October 27: 10 am–5 pm
    admission: regular 9 PLN, reduced 7 PLN
  • Royal Gardens  open April 26−October 29
    last entry 20 min before closing
    April–June 10 am–6:30 pm; closed May 24
    July, August 10 am–7 am
    September, October 10 am–5:30 pm
    admission: regular 8 PLN, reduced 4 PLN
  • Sandomierska Tower open April 27−October 28
    last entry 30 min before closing
    open on: April 27–May 5 | May 11–13, 18–20 | May 25–June 30 — 10 am–6:30 pm
    July, August 10 am–7 am
    September 1–October 26: Saturday, Sunday, Monday —10 am–5:30 pm
    October 27, 28 10 am–5pm
    admission: regular 5 PLN, reduced 2 PLN

Guided Tours

Special tickets

WAWEL FOR ENTHUSIASTS
This is a special ticket for Wawel aficionados, who would like to spend many hours visiting all of the exhibitions at Wawel Royal Castle, selected areas of Pieskowa Skała Castle an Stryszów Manor House
admission /per person: regular 150 PLN, reduced 100 PLN
 
Please note – on Wawel: the tour begins at The Lost Wawel exhibition; the ticket price includes an audio guide (for Wawel visitors only), which should be downloaded at the entrance to the Crown Treasury (the offer applies only to paid tickets, to a free ticket you can buy an audio guide for 14 PLN)

FAMILY TICKET
Price – PLN 32 /per person
Ticket for individual visit in Wawel Underground: The Lapidarium (with Audioguide) and State Rooms – children’s favourites.
Promotional offer only for families with children (up to the age of 18, together with their caregivers), price per person.
Max. 2 adults with one child, up to 5 children with one adult.
Children 0–7 years of age – free admission on the basis of a free ticket (pick up free admission ticket).
Visiting time: about 1,40 hrs. 

Please note: strollers are not permitted in the castle, the Baggage Check is located in the Arcaded Courtyard.
Family ticket can be supplemented with tickets for additional exhibitions, with family discounts applied.

Discounts for additional exhibitions

Family discount applies for the purchase of tickets to individual exhibitions or combinations of exhibitions (does not apply to routes) 
  • Children 0–7 years of age – free admission (pick up free admission ticket)
  • Children 8–18 are eligible for discounted tickets 
  • Family discount applies for the purchase of tickets for individual exhibitions or combinations of exhibitions  
  • Family discount applies to a family of 1–2 adults with max. 5 children per adult; min. 1 adult + 1 child: 
    • 1+1, 2+1 – discount applies to 1 adult ticket 
    • 2+2, 2+3 – discount applies to 2 adult tickets 
    • 2+4 – discount applies to 2 adult tickets; in addition – 4th child 8–18 yrs. of age receives free admission (pick up free adm. ticket)

Audioguide

Additional service. Rental fee: 14 PLN (paid in the ticket office or online).
The audio guide is available at the entrance to the exhibition with a valid admission ticket.
We recommend the audio guide for visitors over 12 years of age.
  • Audio guide rental does not include admission to the exhibition(s).
  • You must purchase the appropriate ticket to the State Rooms and/or Royal Private Apartments and/or Crown Treasury and/or The Armoury.
  • If you buy admission tickets for more than one you need to rent only one audioguide.
  • Ticket for the Wawel Underground: The Lapidarium include audioguide rental for this exhibition only.
The audioguide is available for: 
State Rooms, Royal Private Apartments, Crown Treasury, The Armoury, Wawel Underground: The Lapidarium – in English, Polish, Ukrainian, German, French, Italian and Spanish.
 
The realisation of routes, audioguide devices and technical support is provided by Movitech 

Please note

Security screening points are in operation at the entrance to the Castle. Bringing weapons, ammunition, explosives, flammable or toxic items or any other potentially dangerous objects are strictly prohibited.
Visitors are expected to adhere to the Castle’s Visitor Rules and Regulations.

Backpacks, large bags, baby carriers with frames, strollers, umbrellas, and Nordic walking sticks are not permitted inside the exhibitions. These items must be checked in the Checkroom located in the Arcaded Courtyard before you proceed to the exhibitions. The Checkroom is open only during the Castle’s opening hours.
The Checkroom does not accept suitcases, bags and backpacks larger than handheld.

Buy ticket online

Tickets can be purchased online (available two weeks in advance), even on the day of your visit. If the online tickets run out, please try the ticket windows, as tickets may still be available.

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