The Neon Muzeum is dedicated to the documentation and the preservation of Cold War era neon signs and electro-graphic design.
Since 2005, our institution has been tirelessly engaged in the enormous task of saving, documenting and preserving the last surviving remnants of the once great 'state neonisation' campaign across the former Eastern Bloc. Our ongoing efforts have been credited with ushering in a neon renaissance throughout Poland; a movement that began with the opening of the first and only museum of its kind in Europe - the Neon Muzeum !
Our permanent collection contains hundreds of fully restored and dazzling neon signs, as well as other electro-graphic artefacts; many of which were designed by the great graphic artists of the age – the designers who were responsible for the world-renowned Polish Poster School. When you visit the Neon Muzeum you will be astonished by the sheer creativity and unique characteristics of a hitherto unknown art form – which was born from revolution, served as state propaganda, and was ever-present throughout Poland's post-war urban landscape.
Building on over a decade of preservation and research efforts, we have also initiated a campaign to protect the last important neon signs within their original urban environment. We have named this hugely successful campaign ‘Action Renovation!’.
The Neon Muzeum is a private institution and does not seek or receive public funding. Therefore, our visitors and supporters directly finance our mission to preserve and restore these unique neon artefacts for future generations.
Our knowledgeable and enthusiastic team are on hand to assist and guide visitors and larger groups, and keep the Neon Muzeum open 5 days a week (Summer opening hours) – as well as hosting other special events, workshops, educational programs, film screenings, guided tours, and special after-hours tours (upon booking reservation and fee).
We invite you to visit the Neon Muzeum – one of the most popular destinations in Warsaw – and marvel at these brilliant and rare neon signs !
Neon Muzeum Directors & Co-Founders
David S. Hill and Ilona Karwinska