Muzeum Dom Rodzinny Ojca Św. Jana Pawła II Wadowice

John Paul II Family Home in Wadowice

John Paul II Family Home in Wadowice
Monday 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday 09:00 - 18:00
Sunday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Notes regarding availability: Last entrance at 5:40 p.m. Tours are only admitted with a guide in groups of up to 25 people. Every last Tuesday of the month – technical day. -
Kościelna 7, 34-100 Wadowice Tourist region: Tarnów i okolice
Tourist subregion: Wadowicki
Prices: Ceny maksymalne: 23 Ceny minimalne: 1
Discounts: Children, Groups, Families, Senior citizens, Students
Parking: Car park
Facilities at cultural sites: Photographing allowed
There are beacons in this object
Wadowice is the home town of Karol Wojtyła – Pope John Paul II. Next to the Market Square and the Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in Kościelna Street a modest tenement house is located where the future pope was born on 18 May 1920.
The house belonged to Yechiel Balamuth, a Jewish merchant and head of a Jewish commune. Currently, the building houses the Papal Museum – the Family Home of John Paul II in Wadowice. The entire surface – four storeys and a small yard – has been allocated to a multimedia narrative exhibition created by Barbara and Jarosław Kłaput, dedicated to Karol Wojtyła – John Paul II, his life and actions. In the former apartment of the Wojtyła family, pieces of furniture and memorabilia connected with the life and activity of the future pope have been collected: family photos, copies of Karol's school certificates, documents from subsequent stages of his life, as well as skis, a backpack and a kayak paddle that bear witness to his passion for tourism. Visitors can also examine manuscripts of his works, various editions of books about John Paul II from different countries and a collection of photos documenting Pope's visits to Wadowice. The home and the new exhibition were officially opened on 9 April, just before the canonisation of Blessed John Paul II.
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