Holy Father John Paul II Family Home

ul. Kościelna 7, Wadowice



A modern exhibition featuring mementoes and a variety of multimedia exhibits constructs the life story of the Polish Pope.

During his visit to Wadowice, already as the Pope, John Paul II recalled: “my home was behind the place where I stand, on Kościelna Street. And when I looked through the window, I could see the sundial on the church wall and the inscription reading ‘Time is flying, eternity is waiting’.”

The building mentioned by the Pope has been turned into a museum devoted to him. A modern exhibition replete with mementoes and many multimedia exhibits constructs the life story of the Polish Pope: from Wadowice – his “little homeland” – through the Kraków period to the Vatican. The heart of the museum is the reconstructed flat of the Wojtyłas, where the future Pope was born.

Practical information

Visits only with a guide in groups of up to 25 people, reservation online or by phone recommended.


  • with Polish language guide: PLN 20/15, family PLN 50
  • with foreign language guide: PLN 30/22, family PLN 70

admission free on Tuesdays (closed on the last Tuesday of the month)
ticket reservation: not earlier than 14 days before the visit
last entry to the exhibition: 80 minutes before closing

Opening times:
01 January - 31 March
Mon-Sun 9:00-16:00
01 April - 30 April
Mon-Sun 9:00-18:00
01 May - 30 September
Mon-Sun 9:00-19:00
01 October - 31 October
Mon-Sun 9:00-18:00
01 November - 31 December
Mon-Sun 9:00-16:00
ul. Kościelna 7, Wadowice
33 823 35 65, 33 823 26 62
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