The Neon Muzeum is an indepedent museum that has become a national treasure !

The museum is dedicated to the documentation and preservation of Poland's cold war era neon signs.

The sole Creators and Directors of the Neon Muzeum are David Hill and Ilona Karwinska. They built the foundations of the museum in 2005 with the photographic documentation project entitled 'Polish Neon'. The preservation and renovation of the remaining cold war neon signs also began during this photographic project. Since then the museum collection has grown in size and now displays hundreds of fascinating and historically important electro-graphic symbols - the largest singular collection of neon signs anywhere in Europe.

The subject of Polish Cold War Neon was rapidly brought to greater public and media consciousness by numerous exhibitions and publications of Ilona Karwinska's neon images. The 'Polish Neon' exhibition traveled from London, Luxembourg, Amsterdam to Warsaw, and our efforts have resulted in a 'neon rennaisance'. The museum directors also lecture through- out Europe on the subject of Polish Neon and the Neon Muzeum - travelling to Berlin (Typo Berlin), Vienna (Vienna Museum Design Festival) and Zurich (Tag der Typografie) in 2014. Ilona Karwinska's beautiful neon photographs can be seen in her bestselling books entitled 'Polish Cold War Neon' (New York 2012) and 'Neon Warsaw' (Neon Muzeum 2015).

The Neon Muzeum is permanently based in Soho Factory, Praga - the creative heart of Warsaw. During the European Museum Nights 2015 we attracted over 18,000 visitors in a single night - breaking records !

The Neon Muzeum is a private initiative and does not currently receive public funds. Therefore, public donations directly finance our mission to preserve and save these unique neon letterforms for future generations.

Our team of knowledgeable and energetic volunteers are on hand to assist visitors and tour groups and keep the Neon Muzeum open 5 days a week - as well as hosting other special events and members evenings.

We hope you visit the Neon Muzeum and appreciate Polish Cold War Neon with us !

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