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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 which 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 omnipresent throughout Poland and the Eastern Bloc's post-WWII urban landscape.

Building on over eighteen years of preservation and research efforts, our institution has also initiated a campaign to protect the last remaining historically important neon signs within their original urban environment. We have named this hugely successful campaign ‘Action Renovation!’ and the latest iconic sign  restored and returned to its original location is the giant red Cepelia 'Rooster' at 37 Grzybowska Street, Warsaw. Working closely with our partner and sponsor Matexi Polska, we have faithfully restored the much-loved symbol with our slogan in neon: 'Together Lighting Up the City!' - check it out when you're in Warsaw. Click to learn more !

The Neon Muzeum is a private institution and does not 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; keeping the museum open 7 days a week.  We also host other special events: school workshops, educational programs, film screenings, guided tours, and special after-hours tours (upon booking reservation and fee).

We warmly invite you to visit the Neon Muzeum – one of the most popular destinations in the great city of Warsaw – and marvel at these brilliant and rare neon signs.

The Neon Muzeum is a museum like no other - where history meets art, and darkness meets light !


For enquiries, please contact us at: info@neonmuzeum.org



Directors (Office Hours 09.00-18.00):
Ilona Karwinska & David Hill
tel: +48 665-711-635

Media Enquiries:
Witold Urbanowicz
tel: +48 601-301-103


Neon Muzeum Directors & Founders

David S. Hill and Ilona Karwinska