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Instructions and recommendations for visiting ms

Since 12 May 2020 – eight weeks after all cultural institutions in Poland were mandated to close, all three locations of the Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź: ms1, msand the Herbst Palace Museum have been re-opened. We are fully aware of the responsibility that rests upon us for putting in place measures that will protect the visitors as well as our staff members.

Detailed instructions and advice concerning the availability of spaces in the Herbst Palace Museum can be found in a separate press release. Visitors to ms1, ms2 are kindly asked to follow the precautionary measures set out below:

  • use hand sanitising stations at entrances to our buildings,
  • cover your mouth and nose,
  • stay two meters away from other people. 


We also kindly ask you to read information placed on our indoor notice boards and signs placed in our facilities that inform about principles to be obeyed when moving around our spaces and behavioural recommendations intended to tackle the spread of COVID-19. We also recommend that you follow all other guidance given by our staff, concerning, e.g., temporary limits in access to individual spaces:

  • the number of visitors per exhibition floor is limited to 10.
  • no more than 3 visitors with a guide are allowed in Open Storage in the ms1; a guided tour must be pre-booked at +48 605 060 063. Visiting the Storage will take place - as before - on Fridays with from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. 


To tackle the coronavirus pandemic, we adapted our exhibition spaces and introduced the following special internal procedures:

  • protective screens are placed at our checkouts and in the bookstore,
  • stringent hygiene and sanitation measures have been put in place: door handles, escalators, and sanitary fittings shall be disinfected every two hours; exhibition rooms shall be carefully cleaned at the end of each day,
  • cloackrooms and lockers are temporarily closed in all our branches.


Workshops, lectures, and concerts continue to be suspended until further notice. We encourage you to use our online offer. In addition, the opening hours at ms1 and ms2 have been shortened from eight to six hours a day:

  • since June 30, from Tuesday to Sunday our opening hours will be 12:00 am - 6:30 pm.
  • on Mondays we will continue to be closed.
  • the bookshop at ms2 will continue to operate with its regular opening times, i.e., from Tuesday to Sunday between 11:00 am and 7:00 pm.
  • the Awangarda cafe at ms2 is open during the museum's opening hours, i.e. from Tuesday to Sunday, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. The limit of 25 people is introduced. 
  • the opening hours of klub Konkret at msare:
    Friday - Saturday: 10.00 am - 04.00 am 
    Sunday: 11.00 am - 6.00 pm
    The limit of 39 people is introduced.  
  • the patio of klub Konkret at ms1 is open during the museum's opening hours, i.e. from Friday to Sunday: 11.00 am - 5.00 pm. The limit of 40 people is introduced. 
  • the access to the reading room, to library and to archives at ms1 is only possible after making an appointment (by phone at +48 42 639 12 65 ext. 56 or by e-mail b.mokrzycka@msl.org.pl, m.cholewinski@msl.org.pl). The number of people using the reading room is limited to 1.
  • we are also introducing the limit of 3 visitors with a guide on the entresol exhibition (reading room) at the mscomplex, after making an appointment (by phone at +48 42 639 12 65 ext. 56 or by e-mail m.cholewinski@msl.org.pl). Visits can take place during regular working hours of the library (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 am- 4:00 pm; Thursday 9:00 am- 6 pm). However, the reading room terrace remains closed until further notice.


For their own good and for the broader public interest, our visitors are kindly requested to follow the above recommendations and additionally encouraged to:

  • pay in a cashless and contactless way,
  • buy tickets online before coming to the Museum at our dedicated website: https://bilety.msl.org.pl/


See you at the Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź!




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