Summer is the tasting season, not only for juicy fruit or refreshments, but also for thrilling experiences and fresh discoveries. During your visit to the multimedia exhibition at the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music, you can taste the Polish music of the past and present century. Is it sweet, salty, bitter or perhaps sour? TASTE OF SUMMER IN LUSŁAWICE is also worth trying during guided walks through Maestro's Arboretum, and based on ingredients of your personal impressions, historical facts and the charms of nature, composing valuable reflections, seasoned with a pinch of new inspiration.

The full schedule of the tour, together with links to purchase tickets for individual dates, can be found below. The Arboretum tour starts at the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music in Lusławice.

Tickets priced at PLN 27/normal and PLN 17/ discount* are available at Free admission for children under school age.

It is possible to book tours on other days and times for organised groups (minimum 10 people). For bookings, please call: 14 665 10 30 or email:

Due to the open-air nature of the event, the organiser reserves the right to change the Arboretum tour programme in the event of unfavourable weather conditions. The number of places for a tour of the Arboretum is limited.

Tickets are available online or in the ticket vending machine at the Centre (card payments only).


September 23 (Saturday)

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Arboretum tour
4:30 pm Back to the Center
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Multimedia Exhibition tour



September 24 (Sunday)

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Multimedia Exhibition tour
4:30 pm Visit to the park
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Arboretum tour


*The following guests are entitled to discount tickets upon presenting a relevant document:

    • school students
    • university students
    • seniors plus 65
    • pensioners
    • holders of Karta Seniora
    • holders of Karta Dużej Rodziny
    • disabled
    • teachers
    • war veterans
    • honorary blood donors

The following people are entitled to free of charge entry:

    • holders of personal invitations issued by the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music
    • supervisors of school groups (1 per 10 children)
    • holders of severe disability certificates
    • holders of Polish military orders
    • museum employees registered in the National Registry of Museums
    • members of the International Council of Museums and the International Council on Monuments and Site
    • holders of Karty Polaka, provided for in the Act of 7th September 2007 on Karta Polaka (Journal of Laws no. 180, item 1280 ad of 2008 no 52, item 305.)

Guest entitled to free admission are kindly requested to call: 14 665 10 30, 14 666 43 00 or contact us by email:


The last 100 years of Polish music is a source of a fascinating story. This period offers eventful biographies of great composers and hundreds of magnificent pieces. The Krzysztof Penderecki’s oeuvre is a particularly impressive chapter of Polish cultural history. He remains one of the most renowned artists of the contemporary world of music and the patron of the European Centre for Music.


Interactive exhibition “Krzysztof Penderecki - Heritage of Polish 20st and 21st century Music” presents the output of contemporary Polish composers with the use of latest audiovisual technologies and multimedia systems. The exhibition, designed by Mirosław Nizio and NIZIO DESIGN INTERNATIONAL, rearranges the space, creating new quality and stylistic harmony with the minimalist architecture of the Centre.

The exhibition emphasizes the special role of Krzysztof Penderecki and his impressive contribution to the development of Polish and global culture by portraying the composer on the rich background of newest Polish music and prominent Polish composers. Substantive content of the exhibition is mostly based on private collections and archives of Elżbieta and Krzysztof Penderecki, kept at the composer’s archives at the European Centre for Music. Thanks to the cooperation with the PWM Edition, part of the exposition presents the unique project called “100/100. Musical decades of freedom”. Remaining materials were prepared by the Centre’s content specialists and enriched by audio and video resources obtained via license agreements from producers of concerts, spectacles or recordings.

The exhibition is particularly meaningful because of its location. The exhibition is held at the European Centre for Music which was Penderecki’s dream brought to life, in direct vicinity of the manor house and park in Lusławice, the places where most of the works by Maestro were composed.


The Arboretum of Lusławice

The Penderecki Arboretum in Lusławice, owned by Elżbieta and Krzysztof Penderecki, is a truly exceptional dendrologic collection located in a 15ha park, consisting of over 1500 species of trees and shrubs that cannot be found anywhere else in Europe. The area also boasts 18th and 19th century manor houses and Fausto Sozzini Mausoleum.

In the 16th and 17th century, Polish Brethren lived there and during the interwar period Jacek Malczewski, a distinguished Polish painter, lived and worked in Lusławice. Since 1975, Krzysztof Penderecki has been playing a vital role in the village’s history. He composed a botanic piece - the huge park. The creation of the arboretum took 40 years, more than any of the composer’s works. This work of his lifetime is sometimes referred to as his ninth symphony. Surrounded by Penderecki’s beloved trees stands the renovated 18th century manor house and symbolic grave of Fausto Sozzini. In Lusławice, one of Penderecki’s biggest dreams came to life, i.e. the European Centre for Music. Both the institution and the amazing arboretum complete his oeuvre and complement the cycle of 8 symphonies.This work is still alive.

Planting trees is my regular and favorite activity. Without it I would not find balance. The trees will last.

Krzysztof Penderecki 1933-2020


Useful information

You are invited to use our large parking lot for cars and buses. Here is the exact address of the Centre: Lusławice 250, 32-840 Zakliczyn, GPS: 49°51’19.94″N 20°49’44.64″E

Due to the epidemiological situation, prior to your visit, please fill in the medical declaration and hand it to the guide. Submission of the covid form is the condition of participation in the visit. Groups not bigger than 40 are allowed to participate in the tour. Participants are obliged to cover mouths and noses and to be familiar with the Visiting Rules and Regulations.


• Mobility disability

If you are in a wheelchair or suffer from another type of physical impairment, do not hesitate to contact us. In order to arrange for an assisted visit, we kindly ask you to send a message 7 days before the planned visit.

• hearing impairment

Polish sign language translator does not participate in standard tours. If you are planning to visit us with a group involving hearing impaired people, please contact the accessibility manager of the Centre.

• visual impairment

If you are a visually impaired person, you may benefit from an assistance service. In order to do this, please contact the accessibility manager 7 days before the planned visit.

Contact details of accessibility manager and description of the Centre and the surrounding area are available on the Centre Accessibility page.