Polish cold war neons

Muzeum Neonu (Neon Museum)

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Why locals love it

While the older generation thinks about neon signs with nostalgy, the main advertising method of the cold war era arises enourmous interest among the youth as well. It's great that the activists of the Neon Museum save, conserve and restore these unique neon signs. They are all a small piece of art, created by the best graphic designers of the era.

Why you should visit it

Take the time machine back to the sixties and seventies of Poland. The Neon Museum's great collection helps you to imagine how streets of the main cities looked like, all lit up with colorful and playful neon signs. Some of the signs became iconic landmarks on their own, advertising legendary restaurants or bars of the era.

Special tip

Visit the museum shop for neon related souvenirs and publications. The books of neon activist Ilona Karwinska are also available abroad.

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4 Comments

not to the end
Elsayed
Local
March 21, 2018
Feel comunist times
Elzbieta
Local
March 5, 2018
Its quite far from the centre but its worth it. Pretty and a lot of historical value to learn
Amirah
Local
March 4, 2017
An incredible place where the passionate owners are trying to save (successfully) a piece of Polish culture. Definitely worthy to see.
Massimo
Traveller
December 8, 2016

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