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Norblin Factory Museum

This is no ordinary museum. It is an unusual place that occupies almost 2 hectares of land in the heart of Warsaw’s Wola district. An open space comprising 10 historic buildings, 50 machines and pieces of equipment that have made a comeback to their proper place after many years, as well as a collection of Norblin silver-plated goods produced at the former Norblin, Buch Brothers and T. Werner factories.

A visit to our museum is much like a city game. It requires the engagement of visitors who try to find exhibits and their descriptions on their own. Several logistical decisions need to be made when preparing for a visit.



The Norblin Factory Museum tells the story of the place now known as Norblin Factory. The history of the plot of land located at 51/53 Żelazna Street in Warsaw began at the end of the 18th century. It was then that the land was purchased by Franciszek Ryx, butler and trusted man for special missions of the last king of Poland, Stanisław August Poniatowski. On the land, Franciszek built villas with two outbuildings and established an English-style garden, fashionable at the time. His heir, bearing the same name and surname, Franciszek Ryx, nicknamed “Major” after the rank given to him in the Napoleonic army, extended one of the outbuildings by one storey to create a residential building.


Permanent exhibition

The permanent exhibition of the Norblin Factory Museum is based on four core trails: “Buildings and Architecture”, “Machines and Equipment”, “Products” and “People”. An additional trail combining the most important and interesting highlights of the core trails is “Norblin’s Factory in a Nutshell”, led by museum guides.


Temporary exhibition

The uniqueness of the Norblin Factory Museum lies in the fact that anyone who crosses the threshold of the complex at Żelazna 51/53 can admire the museum’s treasures. The permanent exhibition is open and accessible to every visitor to the complex. However, if anyone would like to better understand the Factory, learn about its rich history and learn how to explore it – please purchase a ticket and choose one of the available tour options.

“Albertine Mission – Journey to the Future.”

The performance directed by Kuba Nestrow is intended for children aged 7-13. It is based on an interactive monologue by Albertyna Werner (played by Anna Lipińska), who tells the story of the Norblin Factory in an amusing way, while riddles and competitions encourage young viewers to actively participate in the performance.


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Opening hours

Tuesday – Sunday
11:00 – 19:00 

Ticket prices

Guided tours
Ticket in the mobile app
40 PLN
15 PLN