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Norblin Factory Museum

This is no ordinary museum. It is a unique place, which occupies almost two hectares in the heart of Warsaw’s Wola district. An open space comprising 10 historical buildings, 50 machines and devices that have returned to their place after many years, as well as a collection of Norblin platters produced in the former Norblin, Buch Brothers and T. Werner factories.

Visiting our Museum is like an urban game. It requires the involvement of the visitors, who will find the exhibits and their dedicated descriptions on their own. There are several logistical decisions to be made when preparing for a visit.

Norblin Factory Museum

Norblin Factory Museum

This is no ordinary museum. It is a unique place, which occupies almost two hectares in the heart of Warsaw’s Wola district. An open space comprising 10 historical buildings, 50 machines and devices that have returned to their place after many years, as well as a collection of Norblin platters produced in the former Norblin, Buch Brothers and T. Werner factories.

Visiting our Museum is like an urban game. It requires the involvement of the visitors, who will find the exhibits and their dedicated descriptions on their own. There are several logistical decisions to be made when preparing for a visit.

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Animation tour with actor-guides

Do you want the historical owner himself to show you around the Norblin Factory? Feel invited by Ludwik Norblin or Teodor Werner! They will tell how the fate of this amazing place went.

The tour starts at the “Bilety Info” point located in the main street of Ludwik Norblin opposite the “Bocca” restaurant.

The ticket costs PLN 40.

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Animation tour with actor-guides

Would you like to be shown around the Norblin Factory by the owner himself?
Take a tour of the factory in the company of Ludwik Norblin or Theodor Werner! They will be happy to tell you what the fate of this amazing place was like.

The tour starts at the “Tickets Info” point in Ludwik Norblin’s main street opposite the “Bocca” restaurant.

Normal ticket 40 PLN / Discounted ticket 20 PLN

Book a guided tour

Book a tour of the museum with guides – both city and animation (actors). Click on the appropriate day, select the time and enter the required data. You will receive confirmation of your booking to the e-mail address provided.

If you have any further questions, please contact us.

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Individual tours

Our museum can be visited in an additional 2 ways.

With individually designed prints – booklets describing the exhibition on each of the 4 tour routes in 3 ways, depending on the visitor’s needs (family, tourist and expert). The prints can be purchased on the premises of the Norblin Factory at the “Tickets Info” point.

By using the Norblin Factory’s mobile app and purchasing a 4-hour active ticket available for two of the 5 tour paths (including a voice guide).

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fot. M. Czechowicz

Individual tours

Our museum can be visited in an additional 2 ways.

With individually designed prints – booklets describing the exhibition on each of the 4 tour routes in 3 ways, depending on the visitor’s needs (family, tourist and expert). The prints can be purchased on the premises of the Norblin Factory at the “Tickets Info” point.

By using the Norblin Factory’s mobile app and purchasing a 4-hour active ticket available for two of the 5 tour paths (including a voice guide).

Explore with the app

The ticket is active in the app for four hours from the start, with each pathway requiring approximately one hour to explore. The ticket provides you with the opportunity to explore two of the four available pathways of the permanent exhibition. You don’t have to rush and can take breaks during the tour.

The mobile app will guide you through the “Tourist” level and allow you to visit the Norblin Factory with a audio guide (in Polish and English).

Norblin Factory Museum
Norblin Factory Museum

Ticket prices

  • Children up to 7 years of age – free admission
  • 15 PLN (in-app)*
  • 20 PLN (concessionary ticket with guide, schoolchildren under 26.)
  • 20 PLN (senior ticket with guide, aged 65 and over)
  • 30 PLN (with any 2 prints for 3 tour paths: Buildings and Architecture, Machinery and Equipment, People; at 3 levels: Expert, Tourist, Family)*
  • 40 PLN (normal ticket with guide)*
    *Price per 1 ticket

Prices for prints purchased without a ticket: for the “Family” level (15 PLN), for the “Tourist” level (20 PLN), for the “Expert” level (30 PLN).

photo: Werner Family Collection
photo: Werner Family Collection
Norblin Factory Museum

“Buildings and architecture” pathway

The route you will follow is marked by buildings erected on the site of the former Norblin Factory. We will go back in time to the mid-18th century and end up in the 21st century. Over the course of several centuries, the plot of land at Żelazna Street not only changed hands and suffered the consequences of two world wars, but also gradually changed its character – from a suburban residence with a villa and a large garden to a tightly built-up industrial area devoid of greenery and located in the centre of a city.

photo: Werner Family Collection
photo: Werner Family Collection

“Buildings and Architecture” pathway

The route you will follow is marked by buildings erected on the site of the former Norblin Factory. We will go back in time to the mid-18th century and end up in the 21st century. Over the course of several centuries, the plot of land at Żelazna Street not only changed hands and suffered the consequences of two world wars, but also gradually changed its character – from a suburban residence with a villa and a large garden to a tightly built-up industrial area devoid of greenery and located in the centre of a city.

Norblin Factory Museum

“People” pathway

To begin the tale of the history of this place, we must go back to the 18th century. It was then that a man came into the world who, having made his fortune, bought a piece of land just outside the town, a remnant of an old brickyard. He built a summer villa there and surrounded it with a beautiful garden. Years later, the same plot of land will be found in the very centre of Warsaw. It is here that the Norblin Factory buildings will be erected. As part of this pathway, we will present people who played a significant role in the history of the Norblin Factory.

photo: Werner Family Collection
photo: Werner Family Collection
photo: Werner Family Collection
photo: Werner Family Collection

“People” pathway

To begin the tale of the history of this place, we must go back to the 18th century. It was then that a man came into the world who, having made his fortune, bought a piece of land just outside the town, a remnant of an old brickyard. He built a summer villa there and surrounded it with a beautiful garden. Years later, the same plot of land will be found in the very centre of Warsaw. It is here that the Norblin Factory buildings will be erected. As part of this pathway, we will present people who played a significant role in the history of the Norblin Factory.

photo: Werner Family Collection
photo: Werner Family Collection
Norblin Factory Museum

“Machines and Devices” pathway

Not only the original equipment of the Norblin Factory in Żelazna Street has been preserved. Above all, it is the functional and spatial layout itself, with a complete technological line divided into subassemblies. The route describes the sequence as it was realised in the Warsaw Metal Rolling Mill in the post-war period.

photo: Werner Family Collection
photo: Werner Family Collection

“Machines and Devices” pathway

Not only the original equipment of the Norblin Factory in Żelazna Street has been preserved. Above all, it is the functional and spatial layout itself, with a complete technological line divided into subassemblies. The route describes the sequence as it was realised in the Warsaw Metal Rolling Mill in the post-war period.

Norblin Factory Museum

“Products” pathway

This pathway consists of two routes. A thematic route and a route showing the styles of products made by both Norblin and Ska, as well as Norblin, Buch Brothers and T. Werner. These products were made both in plating and electroplating techniques, as well as the so-called new silver, e.g. verite; on a basis of copper, brass as well as verite itself.

photo: Warsaw Museum
photo: Warsaw Museum
photo: Warsaw Museum
photo: Warsaw Museum

“Products” pathway

This pathway consists of two routes. A thematic route and a route showing the styles of products made by both Norblin and Ska, as well as Norblin, Buch Brothers and T. Werner. These products were made both in plating and electroplating techniques, as well as the so-called new silver, e.g. verite; on a basis of copper, brass as well as verite itself.

Norblin Factory Museum

Contact

General questions
+48 728 594 813
muzeum@fabrykanorblina.pl

Events and education
Marta Piszczalska
m.piszczalska@capitalpark.pl

Opening hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
closed
11:00 – 19:00
11:00 – 19:00
11:00 – 19:00
11:00 – 19:00
11:00 – 19:00
11:00 – 19:00

Location

Fabryka Norblina
“Verit” building
“Bilety Info”

After entering the Norblin Factory from Iron Street, walk straight ahead – halfway down Ludwig Norblin Street. The “Tickets Info” point is located halfway down the alley on the left. There you will receive all information about the Norblin Factory Museum.