Twelve years after the decision to establish the Józef Piłsudski Museum, the grand opening of the building in Sulejówek, near Warsaw, took place on August 14, 2020. The authors of the concept of the museum building are architects from the PIG studio, and a team of designers from the offices of WXCA, Ralph Appelbaum Associates and Platige Image was responsible for the arrangement of the permanent exhibition.
Construction of the museum building began in the fall of 2015 and was scheduled to be completed three years later, in time for the centennial of Poland's independence. Despite a delay in completion, a change in the project's general contractor, and a change in the museum's director, the new edifice has finally opened, although it will only be open to the public as of November 11.
© Józef Piłsudski Museum
The museum was designed by PIG studio architects Radoslaw Kacprzak and Krzysztof Jaraczewski. The lump, which resembles two, interpenetrating cuboids, is part of a museum and educational complex of about four hectares. The new building is located in the vicinity of the Milusin Manor House, the Piłsudski family home, the Bzow Villa and the first Piłsudski house in Sulejówek (Drewniak).
The main part of the facility is located underground, where the permanent exhibition, educational zone, collection storage and technical rooms are located. The above-ground part houses a multi-purpose room, visitor service area, restaurant and offices.
Although it will only be possible to visit the museum in three months, we already invite you to take a virtual tour of the exhibition:
Illustrations courtesy of the Józef Piłsudski Museum in Sulejówek