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Lazienki Park | The White Pavilion (Museum)

EUR 9 per person

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The White Pavilion in the Royal Łazienki Park was the first building that the King of Poland, Stanislaw August Poniatowski, had constructed after purchasing the entire estate. It was intended to serve as a guesthouse. In 1803, the exiled French King Louis XVIII stayed at the palace.

PLEASE NOTE The Lazienki Park is formally a museum. An admission ticket is required for the buildings located here, although the opening hours may vary. In this overview, we specifically focus on the White Pavilion.

Description

T he White Pavilion is the first building erected by the new owner of the estate, King of Poland Stanislaw August Poniatowski. The palace was built between 1774 and 1776 based on the design by Dominik Merlini.

Although it may not be apparent in photos, the house is made of wood, with foundations that are 2.5 meters thick to ensure stability on swampy grounds. The building has a square shape with a belvedere on the roof. In the center of the structure is a winding staircase around which various rooms are arranged: dining room, playroom, bedroom, octagonal cabinet, dressing rooms, and sanitary facilities. Despite its compact size, it accommodates quite a lot.

In front of the southern facade, there is a sundial from 1776. The architect Jan Christian Kamsetzer from Dresden designed the King’s Avenue leading to the palace on the island in 1778.

During the summer season of 1801-1805, the exiled King of France, Louis XVIII, lived here under a false name.

The building miraculously survived World War II unharmed and has been open to visitors since 1968. In 2019, multi-year renovation works were completed.

At the beginning of the wide avenue, discreetly placed at the height of the residence, stands the bust of Stanislaw August Poniatowski.

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Why do we recommend visiting the house only to a limited extent?

T he palace is not a first-rate residence of the king. We recommend the visit if one also explores all the other buildings in the park museum, preparing for the tour in advance. It is also worthwhile to learn about the complex beforehand; otherwise, it may seem like just furniture and wallpaper during the visit.

Subject of the exhibition
Private chambers of the last King of Poland, Stanislaw August Poniatowski.
Space and time
Warsaw in the 2nd half of the 18th century
In the touristic area?
Yes | Royal Route
Contact (museum)
+48 504 243 783 (mobile)
info@lazienki-krolewskie.pl
Address
Agrykola 1, 00-460 Warszawa
How to get?
The tourist bus line 180 stops at the top of the park; the stop is "Lazienki-Krolewskie." There is no tram or metro station nearby. The park has excellent bicycle access.
Opening hours
Tue - Wed | 10am - 4pm
Thu - Fri | 10am - 6pm
Saturday 12pm - 8pm
Sunday | 10am - 4pm
Closed
Monday
Last entrance
30 minutes before closing time
Audioguide
Yes | English
In-house museum guides
No
Duration of visit
45 minutes
Language of the descriptions
Polish | English
Payment methods
Cash and card payment

Our tip in the vicinity

Free Chopin-concerts | 100 m |

From May to the end of September, free Chopin concerts take place every Sunday at the monument of the piano virtuoso. The palace is located in the lower part of the park, while the Chopin monument is situated at the top.

Admission prices

The ticket entitles you to entry into the Palace on the Island, the Old Orangery, the White Pavilion, the Myslewicki Palace, and the Cadet School. All these attractions are located within a 300-meter radius within the Lazienki Park grounds.

Free admission
Friday
Normal
40 PLN
Reduced
20 PLN
Children and students (up to 26 years)
1 PLN
ISIC card (up to 26 years)
Yes
Warsaw Pass
Yes

Guided tour with us

We conduct guided tours in the White Pavilion and other objects in Lazienki Park. However, we recommend combining such inquiries with a larger tour.

Website of the museum

The White House is both a palace and a museum. In this overview, we only address the museum. We have created a separate overview for the palace.

No entry

Buy e-ticket on website of the museum

The museum does not have an online booking system. Tickets can be reserved in advance by phone or email (except on Fridays).

Practical information

– There is only one café in the park (usually crowded) and a kind of kiosk. Therefore, we recommend bringing water and some refreshments.

– Dogs, even when leashed, are not allowed in the park.

– Be sure to purchase an information brochure at the ticket counter. These small booklets are genuinely helpful.

Accessibility

While the park and the palace are wheelchair accessible, the slope is relatively steep, which may pose some challenges, especially in rainy weather. Exercise caution if using wheelchairs.

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