The Photoplasticon

Known as a meeting-point, a window to the world, a silent witness to history and a unique place that preserves the character of pre-war Warsaw – The Warsaw Photoplasticon is unique!

The Warsaw Photoplasticon has been operating continuously in a historic house owned by the Hoser Family at 51, Jerusalem Avenue in Warsaw since 1905. Privatly owned it has not been subject to any historical, political nor technological arrangements. Throughout decades it has played different unexpected roles, from a conspiracy meeting point in the 1940’s to a totally forgotten site in the 1990’s. In 2008 the Warsaw Rising Museum decided to take care of this true jewel on the map of Warsaw, one of the few relics that remind us of the Warsaw that no longer exists. Since then the Photoplasticon has become an important venue for cultural events.


There are 10,000 3D photographs in our main collection. They document mostly the world at the shift of the 19th and 20th centuries: exotic journeys and Warsaw in different years of its prewar and afterwar existence.

Due to renovation works in 2021 conducted by the Warsaw Rising Museum, the Photoplasticon offers more space for cultural events as a new exposition room was added, as well as a technology lab and archive.



The place has become the venue for concerts, urban games, workshops, lectures and conferences, not to mention its important role as a unique and authentic scenography for films and TV shows.

The Warsaw Photoplasticon is undoubtedly a true element of Warsaw’s identity.




Opening hours
Mon-Sunday 10 am – 6 pm
Tuesday – closed

Admission fee
Adult: 10 PLN
Reduced-fare: 6 PLN

Free admission on Thursday

51, Jerusalem Avenue, Warsaw (Aleje Jerozolimskie 51, Warszawa)


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