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Famous musicians in a great atmosphere will charm all music lovers with their unique repertoire. This evening concert of 19th and 20th century music performed on original instruments is simply not to be missed. Three outstanding musicians captivate the audience with their masterful and expressive playing on stringed instruments. Krzysztof Pelech is a living legend […]

16 May 2022

For more than 150 years, the following inscription has been engraved on the pedestal of the Freedom column standing  in front of the Polish Museum in Rapperswil: MAGNA RES LIBERTAS – Freedom is a great thing. Hence the Poles cried for justice in the world, today we are calling for justice for Ukraine. We support […]

27 February 2022

In 2019, Marta Kołodziej presented her paintings at our Museum. Currently, inspired by the legends of the Bernese Oberland, she has prepared an exhibition about Gaismaitli, a demonic woman with a goat’s foot, who was the fateful destiny of men. Exhibition from July 1st to September 30th Marta Kołodziej, the painter, was born in […]

17 July 2021

Dear Visitors! Please be advised that due to the Swiss National Day🇨🇭  on Sunday (August 1st), the Polish Museum will be closed. We invite you on other days!

6 July 2021

The Polish Museum took the patronage of organized scientific conference of young Polish scientists gathered in the Polonium Foundation. SPP Zürich 2021: Where Science and Industry Meet (coming on 7-8 May 2021) More info & registration: Science: Polish Perspectives (SPP) events connect Polish scientific diaspora all over the world. By bringing SPP events to […]

14 March 2021

Dear Visitors, The Polish Museum in Rapperswil is open from March 1st, daily from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Guided tours Polish, English and German speaking guides are offered after a previous agreement. Cost per tour: 100 CHF   Free entry: Rapperswil citizens Children under 7 Museumspass, Reiffeisenkassekarte Prices The entry to the Museum and to the […]

26 February 2021

The sound performance “I’m not alone” is inspired by the history and heritage of the ancient Balkan Via Egnatia route, over 2,000 years old. As part of this concert, which took place on November 22nd, 2020 between 14.00-17.00 at the Polish Museum in Rapperswil, seven musicians presented their improvisations. They consist of works woven from […]

11 November 2020

On October 25, the main celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the Polish Museum in Rapperswil took place at the Castle in Rapperswil, which was inaugurated on October 23, 1870. The celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the Polish Museum were attended by: Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the Swiss Confederation – Iwona […]

27 October 2020

Polish Post introduced a commemorative postage stamp of the issue “150 years of the Polish Museum in Rapperswil”. The stamp shows the Bar Column – a monument in the shape of a column with an eagle on the top, which was created on the initiative of Władysław Plater, the founder of the Polish Museum in Rapperswil. […]

20 October 2020

In January 1944, the curator of the Museum of Contemporary Poland, Halina Jastrzębowska-Kenarowa, launched an initiative to establish a school and education camp for Polish girls who had escaped from Germany and had managed to get to Switzerland. The camp was opened on August 7, 1944 in the Villa Goldenberg, rented by the Museum, near […]

13 October 2020

Opening: Friday, Sept 4, 2020 at 5 – 9 pm With works by Eduard Akuvaev, Eduard Astashev, Adil Astemirov, Alexey Avgustovish, Yuriy Avgustovish, Srazhdin Batyrov, Fedor Chernousenko, Thirza Cuthand, Zuzanna Czebatul, Magomed Dibirov, Mueddin-Arabi Dzhemal, Omar Efimov, Alirza Emirbekov, Dmitriy Fedorov, Grigoriy Gagarin, Elena Gapurova, Dorota Gawęda & Eglė Kulbokaitė, Vasiliy Gorchkov, Viktor Gorkov, Fedor […]

2 September 2020

On August 28, 2020, Mrs. Iwona Kozłowska – the newly appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the Swiss Confederation, visited the Polish Museum in Rapperswil. The Ambassador expressed great interest in the history of the Polish Museum and the collections in its possession. While visiting the permanent exhibition, presented as part of our […]

28 August 2020

August 23 – November 1, 2020 Opening: August 23 (Sunday) at 11.00 “Poczet” is the first Swiss solo exhibition of the multidisciplinary artist Karol Radziszewski living in Warsaw. It is presented as part of the 2019/2020 curatorial scholarship (Gebert Foundation for Culture) of Fanny Hauser and Viktor Neumann scholarships. In the exhibition, they allude to […]

19 August 2020

We regretted the message sent by Anna Mesnet of Montresor. On August 15th Mrs. Maria Helena Gabriela Countess Rey nee Potocka, Pilawa coat of arms, with whom we had many years of friendship, went for eternal rest. She represented the Montresor Castle “since forever” at the annual sessions of the Permanent Conference of Museums, Libraries […]

15 August 2020

On May 18, we recall the 100th anniversary of the birth of St. John Paul II – a pope from Poland. We decided to celebrate this anniversary with an on-line exhibition discussing the 14th encyclical of John Paul II. In view of the ongoing pandemic, we have chosen the online version of the exhibition. Exhibition […]

17 May 2020

Saturday, 16th November at 18.00 Knights’ Hall, Polish Museum in Rapperswil Free entrance Fryderyk Chopin’s nocturnes Berne University students in the piano class of prof. Tomasz Herbut and Pavel Yeletski (assistant) Program: Nocturne e-Moll op.posth. (1827, 1828/30; Andante) Nocturne cis-Moll op.posth. (1830; Lento con gran espressione) Joanna Zdebska Trois Nocturnes op.9 (vor 1832) b-Moll (Larghetto) […]

16 October 2019

Veranstaltungen 9. November – 1. December 2019 Saturday, 9th November, at 16.00 VERNISSAGE Vernissage of Polish artists: Monika Jurkiewicz Małgorzata Kulczyk Ewa Metelska Magdalena Zając More info >>>

16 October 2019

Museum will be closed on Saturday, September 28th. We apologise for any inconvenience.

27 September 2019

The Surrealist Art Exhibition: August 29th – October 6th 2019 Meeting with the artist: 26th September, Thursday at 6 pm.   Rafal Olbinski immigrated to the United States in 1981, where he soon established himself as a prominent painter, illustrator and designer. For his artistic achievements, he has received more than 150 awards including Gold […]

19 September 2019

Exhibition opening: September 26, 2019 at 5 pm We invite you to the Polish Museum in Rapperswil to the opening of the photographic exhibition “The future of Rapperswil” in the photographic lens of Wojciech Walkiewicz prepared by the “Glass House” Education and Culture Center in Ciekoty. The program of the meeting also includes a presentation […]

18 September 2019

Lublin, 14 – 18 September 2019 XLI Permanent Conference of Polish Museums, Archives and Libraries in the West Program of the conference >>> (website in Polish) The Permanent Conference of Polish Museums, Archives and Libraries in the West (MABPZ) was founded in 1979 at the Polish Museum in Rapperswil. It is an organization of Polish […]

6 September 2019

We invite you to watch our profile on You Tube, where video footage from events at the Polish Museum is posted. The profile is led by Rafał Solis, who films and make video relations.  

6 August 2019

June 5th  at 6 pm Host: Ilma Rakusa, writer, Zürich Free entrance Tadeusz Dąbrowski – born on in 1979. Poet, essayist, critic, editor of the literary bimonthly magazine Topos. Artistic director of the European Poet of Freedom festival. On Radio Gdańsk he co-hosts a poetic program. First, poems. He published, among others in: Tygodnik Powszechny, […]

15 May 2019

Exhibition: 7th May – 8th June Daily from 1 to 5 pm Vernissage of the exhibition: (free entrance) Saturday, 18 May 2019, 6 pm Painter, globetrotter, storyteller – Martha Kolodziej lives her dream. Growing up in Poland and working in France for many years, the artist finds a new source of inspiration in the Bernese […]

8 April 2019

Early works from the Second World War of Tadeusz Wojnarski (1922-1999) POLISH MUSEUM IN RAPPERSWIL CASTLE After being released after nearly two years of agonizing Soviet captivity, he joined the 2nd Polish Corps under General Władysław Anders. During the military training in the Middle East and the front operations in Italy he created an impressive […]

21 March 2019

On August 16th 1868, on the 100th anniversary of forming the Bar Confederation by Polish magnates in Rapperswil by Lake Zurich, an impressive monument in the form of a column was unveiled, called the Bar Column, the Polish Column of Liberty or, in short, the Polish Column. It was founded by count Władysław Plater, Polish […]

2 December 2018

The Eisscollection constitutes documents discovered several years after the war, belonging to Rabbi Chaim Eiss (1876-1943). This Zurich merchant from Ustrzyk, one of the leaders of the Orthodox Agudat Yisrael movement, was a member of the Bern Group, which under the direction of the Polish envoy (ambassador) Aleksander Ładoś, forged Latin American passports to save […]

2 December 2018