Exhibition opening hours and ticket prices vary seasonally. 
Wawel Royal Castle’s Visitor Services are located in the Visitors’ Center. 
These include the Information Desk, Ticket Windows, Reservation and Guide Service Office, as well as toilet facilities, dining, and shopping. The Visitors’ Center also offers free Wi-Fi.

November 2-30, 2019

Admission to exhibitions only with free pass issued by the ticket windows.
Tickets are issued for specific entry times and valid on the day of issue.

  • Tuesday–Saturday: State Rooms, Crown Treasury and Armoury, The Lost Wawel, Meissen Porcelain in the Collections of Wawel Royal Castle
    9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., last visitor entry at 3:00 p.m.

  • Sunday:State Rooms, The Lost Wawel, Meissen Porcelain in the Collections of Wawel Royal Castle
    10 a.m. – 4 p.m., last visitor entry at 3:00 p.m.
    individual visitors only, no reservations
Museum closed on: Mondays, November 1 and 11
  • ticket windows open (VIsitor's Center): Tu.–Sat.: 9 a.m.–2:45 p.m., Sun.: 9:30 a.m.–2:45 p.m.
    Ticket booth at the Herbowa Gate entrance closed
  • for conservation reasons daily limits on the number of visitors are in effect
  • one visitor can pick up passes for a maximum of 5 people
  • organized groups must reserve ahead of time with the Reservations Office, tel. +48 12 422.16.97, bot@wawel.org.pl (no later than 14 days in advance of visit date)
Guide service and Audio Guides are available at the regular price.

Winter Season (December 1–March 31)


State Rooms: normal 20 PLN, reduced 12 PLN
Royal Private Apartments: normal 23 PLN, reduced 18 PLN; guide-led groups (ticket included)
Crown Treasury and Armoury: normal 20 PLN, reduced 12 PLN
Oriental Art
: normal 8 PLN, reduced 6 PLN *
Lost Wawel: normal 10 PLN, reduced 7 PLN 
  • Tuesday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
    last visitor entry – 3 p.m., sales till 2:45
    * Oriental Art: entrance only at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Sunday – only State Rooms and The Lost Wawel are open
    10:00 a.m.-4 p.m., last visitor entry – 3 p.m.
    free admission – complimentary passes issued until 2:45 p.m.
  • Closed Mondays
SEASONAL EXHIBITIONS: closed till April 2020


December 24 & 25, 2019 – Castle is closed
December 26 & 31, 2019 – open only State Rooms and Crown Treasury and Armoury

January 1 & 6, 2020 – Castle is closed
January 19 & 26, 2020 – open only State Rooms and Crown Treasury and Armoury
March 8 &15 & 22, 2020 – open only Lost Wawel and Crown Treasury and Armoury

Due to annual conservation reviews the exhibitions will be temporarily closed:
  • Lost Wawel: January 13-27, 2020 
  • Oriental Art: January 27-February 10, 2020
  • Crown Treasury and Armoury: February 10-24, 2020
  • Royal Private Apartments: February 24-March 9, 2020
  • State Rooms: March 2-23, 2020

Summer Season (April 1–October 31)

  • Monday – only Crown Treasury and Armoury and The Lost Wawel are open
    9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., last visitor entry 12 noon
    free admission – complimentary passes issued until 11:45 a.m.; number of free passes limited 

  • Tuesday-Sunday - the following exhibitions are open:
    State Rooms: regular 25 PLN, reduced 15 PLN
    Royal Private Apartments: regular 27 PLN, reduced 21 PLN; guide-led groups (ticket included)
    Crown Treasury and Armoury: regular 25 PLN, reduced 15 PLN
    Oriental Art: regular 10 PLN, reduced 7 PLN
    Lost Wawel:regular 12 PLN, reduced 8 PLN

    Tuesday-Friday: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Sat., Sun. and Holidays: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    last visitor entry – 4 p.m., sales till 3:45 p.m.

After permanent exhibition closing time, the ticket office sells only tickets to the Dragon's Den and Sandomierska Tower (April-October)

Dragon's Den: admission 5 PLN
Sandomierska Tower: admission 5 PLN
open till October 31
April, May – 10 a.m.-5 p.m., tickets sold until 4:45 p.m.
June – 10 a.m.-6 p.m., tickets sold until 5:45 p.m.
July August – 10 a.m.-7 p.m., tickets sold until 6:45 p.m.
September, October* – 10 a.m.-5 p.m., tickets sold until 4:45 p.m.
* Sandomierska Tower – weekends only (weather permitting)

Wawel Architecture and Gardens - open till September 30: 
admission (per person) normal 18 PLN, reduced 10 PLN
11 a.m.-3 p.m. – guided tour; ticket price includes guide service and entry to Sandomierska Tower


Ticket Offices:
Main Ticket Office – in Visitors’ Center (three sales windows, shorter wait time)
Seasonal Ticket Window  (open Apr.–Oct.) – at the Herbowa Gate (approach from Kanonicza Street)

Ticket includes the following information:
  • date of visit – ticket is valid on that day only
  • entry time – please be punctual (especially for group tours)
Visitors tour most exhibitions individually, excepting the "Royal Private Apartments" and "Wawel Architecture and Gardens," which are visited with a tour guide (included in ticket price).
  • individual visitors (visiting without a guide) – purchase tickets at the Ticket Windows
  • individual visitors with guide and groups (with or without guide) – purchase tickets through the Reservations Office
Tickets are sold for individual exhibition. There is no collective ticket available at this time. 
For conservation reasons daily limits on the number of visitors are in effect.
The Castle does not sell tickets on-line.
We do not accept payment in Euros or other foreign currency.
Payment can be made by bank card or credit card; two ATMs are located on Wawel Hill.

Admission to Wawel Hill and to the Arcaded Courtyard is free.


Audio guide rental provided by Framica. The office is located in Visitors Center.
Audioguides are available:
  • for the State Rooms - in Polish, English, German, Russian, French, Spanish, Italian.
  • for the Orienta Art - in Polish, German, Spanish, Italian.
Prices for rental (a set of listed exhibition):
  • normal 18 PLN, reduced 13 PLN 
  • family (3 or more audioguides) - 12 PLN/person
  • group (10 or more audioguides) - 8 PLN/person


For individual and group reservations and guide service visit the Reservations Office.


Luggage, carry-on bags, and oversize backpacks are not permitted in the Castle or on the grounds. As a courtesy to our visitors, during the summer season we operate a Luggage Room (located at the Bernadyńsk Gate entrance) where these items can be checked. Open in summer season (9 am-5 pm), closed from October 1 through April 30.
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.

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.
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