Poland’s First Neon Museum – which is dedicated to the documentation and preservation of Poland’s cold war era neon signs. App uses iBeacons technology to micro locate you inside the Neon Museum and give you extra content such as: historical information about the neons in our collection, audio tours by the Directors, and lots of fun facts and figures!
The Neon Muzeum was born in 2005 with the photographer Ilona Karwinska’s documentation project entitled ‘Polish Neon’. Along with the graphic designer and typographer David Hill, they began their mission to save these historically important and visually unique neon signs from destruction.
The Neon Muzeum, and grounds of the Soho Factory where it is located, is now home to more than 70 neon signs… Over 700 letterforms, archival materials such as blueprints and old photographs. What’s so special about these neon signs? Well, they were designed by some of the greatest Polish artists, graphic designers and architects during the neonisation boom of the 50s,60s and 70s.
During the European Museum Night event in May 2013, we had over 16,0000 visitors in a single night – making us one of Poland’s leading tourist destinations. We are a private museum and depend on your donations to restore and ‘bring the neons back to light’.
We hope you enjoy your visit to the Neon Muzeum and download this fantastic App.