A must-see not only for fans of music by the most well-known Polish composer. Today, the Ostrogski Palace houses the Fryderyk Chopin Museum, one of the most modern biographical museums in Europe.
The Pleyel grand piano the composer played for the last two years of his life is the most valuable item on display. Apart from the instrument, other personal belongings of the composer can be viewed and admired at the museum, letter and sheet music manuscripts included. The Fryderyk Chopin Museum has the largest collection of Chopin memorabilia in the world. Something is sure to catch your eye!
For years, homage has been paid to the memory of the great artist at the Ostrogski Palace. An institute named after Chopin has been in operation here since 1934; the palace also housed the Fryderyk Chopin Society in the years 1954-2005.
The Palace was built in the second half of the 17th century. Reconstructed a number of times, it was destroyed during World War Two. Its reconstruction was finalised in 1954.
If you are planning a visit to the Fryderyk Chopin Museum and Żelazowa Wola between June and September, the ChopinPass is your best bet. This is a package deal with prepaid entry fees for both venues, and tickets for direct transfer between the two locations. For more information see www.chopinpass.pl