The "Dunajec" castle in Niedzica
The "Dunajec" castle in Niedzica was erected in the first half of the 14th century by Kokosz Berzeviczy, as a fort defending the northern border of Hungary. From that time on, it remained in the hands of Hungarian families until 1945, although after World War I it was included in the territory of Poland. The Castle has been modified many times. The last owners of the castle were a Hungarian family – the Salamons. After World War II, the building was in a state of complete devastation. It underwent inventory checking, design and construction works carried out by the Wawel Royal Castle Renewal Management and was handed over by the Ministry of Culture and Art in 1950 to the Association of Art Historians. The association still uses the facility and looks after it. At present, the Castle houses a museum and guest rooms. In addition to the Castle, you can also visit the Carriage House and Granary.
Castle - The interiors of the upper and middle castle have been adapted for museum purposes, preserving the historical layout and character of the facility. The museum was opened in 1963. The exhibits were collected to arrange the castle interiors, such as a prison with a torture chamber, chambers of the Spiš Župan, the bedroom of the Župan, a guard chamber, and rooms for the last owners of the castle – the Salamon family. The historical rooms feature old photographs and objects from archaeological excavations. An additional attraction of the castle are the terraces from which you can admire the surroundings.
Carriage House - This exhibition was arranged in 2006, in a contemporary room of the former firewood storage, located near the castle car park. Antique horse-drawn vehicles from 1900-1939 are exhibited here. Visitors can see horse carts from Wytwórnia Braci Burakow in Kielce, vehicles from the former Eastern Borderlands, and sleighs.
Granary - This wooden facility was erected in the last decade of the 18th century. It was slightly modified and transformed in the 19th century and is one of the few building which has remained in the same place. It was built as part of the castle farm. Currently, it houses a permanent exhibition - the Folk Art of Spiš. All exhibits are from the 19th and 20th century from different parts of the Spiš region. The facility is located approx. 150 m from the castle on the opposite side of the road.
Museum opening hours:
The Castle, the Carriage House and the Granary are open from May 1 to September 30, every day from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. The museum's cash desk is open from 9:00 am to 6:20 pm.
On Corpus Christi, the museum is open from 1.00 pm to 7:00 pm.
The Castle and the Carriage House are open from October 1 to April 30, daily from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm except Mondays and holidays, i.e. 1st November, Christmas, New Year, and Easter Sunday. The museum's cash desk is open from 9.00 am to 3.20 pm.
On Holy Saturday, the museum is open from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm.
Prices of admission tickets The Castle and the Carriage House
Regular ticket - PLN 19
Reduced-fare ticket - PLN 14
Granary Entrance ticket - PLN 5
The reduced-fare ticket can be purchased by: children and youth at school age, guides of organised groups, students up to 25 years of age, pensioners.
Free admission is granted to: children who are under the age of 7 for individual visits with parents or guardians (children visiting in organised groups must purchase a reduced-fare ticket), museum employees, members of the Association of Art Historians, PTTK guides from organised groups.
The Museum Office is open from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm (from Monday to Friday).
Stowarzyszenie Historyków Sztuki Muzeum - Zespół Zamkowy w Niedzicy Niedzica – Zamek ul. Zamkowa 2 34-441 Niedzica tel./fax. 18 2629489, 18 2629480, 18 2629473 e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org www.shs.pl