Fryderyk Chopin Museum
Fryderyk Chopin is one of the most famous Varsovians and a trip to his museum is a must on any visit to Warsaw. It is located in the historic Ostrogski Palace and is one of the most modern biographical museums in Europe.
The exhibits and multimedia displays tell the story of the life and the work of the composer.
You will learn everything about his childhood and youth spent in Warsaw and his life after he emigrated. You will see letters written to him and by him, drawings and dedications. You will see portraits made during the composer’s lifetime, his hand casting, his death mask and priceless memorabilia: a gold watch given to the 10-year-old artist in recognition of his talent, a candy box, a keyring with his initials, a cufflink, and a priceless Pleyel piano on which the composer played for the last two years of his life.
In the room dedicated to his affair with George Sand, you will hear the song of birds from Nohant, a village where the couple spent their summer days. On the last floor, dedicated to the travels and the last days of the artist, you will see dried flowers from his deathbed and a lock of hair stored by his closest family.
Delve into the creative process of the artist by looking at his musical sketches, notes, and manuscripts of finished works. And all this in an interesting, interactive form.
In front of the palace is a fountain with the Golden Duck – the heroine of one of the Warsaw legends.
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