Hydropolis
Speciality Museums • Science Museums • Children's Museums
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Hydropolis is an ultra-modern exhibition dedicated to water. This is the only such facility in Poland, and one of the few in the world. The exhibition area is more than 4 000 square meters. A total of 70 interactive installations awaits visitors in eight themed areas.
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1-2 hours
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Baross
Spikkestad, Norway1,823 contributions
Sep 2021
I didnt had any idea of what this was all about when I paid myself in here last week. I had a thing in my head that it was a memorial water tower and that was all.

Then I realize it was a museum about everything who have with water an do.

First of all buidings and wall around is nice. Will post some examples after.

It was a very long fountain where it comes cymbols and letters down with the water. Not good enough camera to get really how it was for my eyes to see it.

Then in the exhibiton part there was so much info that half could be enough.

In one room there was movie from some recording under water to see how is it with Bismark and other big ships.

Story about what living in the sea.

A part where You can see the biggest town in world and how much water ONE person using pr day.

There was a enviroment part.

One big model of the buidlings in town and with light on very cool. If You pressed the button it will light up on the model and You could see exact there it was.

A model of how the working room are in a submarine boat.

And much much more not a typical museum in my head but at the same time so important to see what water means for us on the planet.

Not so expensive think the ticket price was 55 zloti and you did go around after a blue tick line on the floor.

I am happy I used some hours here on my last day in Wrocklaw. Took tram nr 3 or was it 5 close to the road museum are in and then I walked the last 500 meters or less. I didnt count meter.
Written September 17, 2021
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GlennL73
Beckenham, UK415 contributions
Aug 2020
A fantastic exhibition all about water and everything to do with water, the water sculptures by the entrance are very impressive, we all enjoyed the whole experience. We went originally to go and buy tickets on the gate, but they were full and could not sell us a ticket. So later on another day, we booked in advance on line, with a specified entrance time, this was no issue to do. On our arrival there was a long queue of people trying to get in, but as we had tickets bought in advance online we just went to the head of the queue and were let in. So if you are intending to go, book online. Inside the premises is a pleasant cafe, worth a visit. You will not regret going.
Written September 22, 2020
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CarbonChauvinist
105 contributions
May 2022
I loved it. Museum is roughly divided into three sections plus temporary exhibitions. First is water as a chemical, so all on physical properties, cloud formation, water cycle and such. Second covers marine life including lots of fascinating expositions on deepths. Third is the antrhopological aspect - water treatment, ships and such.
Whole museum is in semi-darkness which I believe makes people more quiet and calm, so visit was pleasant despite of crowd with many kids :) . I think Hydropolis is a credit to Wrocław.
Written May 24, 2022
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Paweł
Warsaw, Poland14 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Visited the place due to high ratings on both trip advisor and google - huge mistake. It’s advertised as interactive yet majority of interactive objects are either not functioning or don’t fill the definition of ‘interactive’. Additionally the attractions feel cheap and the scientific value of the display is close to middle-school geography classes. I would only recommend taking a kid there if neither you nor your spouse have any knowledge regarding geography and biology.
Written October 3, 2021
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metgirl1
Ninh Binh, Vietnam121 contributions
Nov 2021
Firstly, on a chilly day, it was heavenly to find ourselves in wonderfully warm surroundings.
I laughed as we turned up thinking my husband had taken me to a tour of the city's sewage system, but in fact it's a really interesting and informative place to spend a couple of hours (or three in our case).
Obviously a popular place for school trips as there were a few groups of children there during our visit, but the space is pretty vast and you can almost get lost wandering around in the warm, womb-like softly lit chambers. I almost fell asleep in the cinema room!
Written November 19, 2021
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Isori
Chelmsford, UK20 contributions
Jan 2020
I am a bit disappointed - I was waiting for visit really excited but inside I found not that much. I can agree that for kids it is a really educational place however, you can only read informations the same way as on wikipedia and if you took your headset you can watch and hear short films. Not as interesting for adults as expected.
Written February 2, 2020
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Duquesadiner
Glasgow, UK1,403 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
First off I would agree that this is a good exhibit for kids and very educational. For more mature adults and foreigners I don’t think enough attention has been paid to how much standing is involved at many of the interactive exhibits. Polish and English seem the only ones offered and some of the English versions didn’t work. Also in many cases the interactivity is merely pushing a button and that shouldn’t count. The best thing we found was the one about the various shipwrecks and the depths they lie at now. Very much worth the entry fee but definitely more for families with children.
Written January 3, 2020
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kkrugler
Nevada City, CA43 contributions
Aug 2016 • Friends
Lots of interactive displays, though way too much information for one afternoon. Great on a hot day.
Written September 10, 2016
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Kylaluuta
Tampere, Finland145 contributions
Feb 2016 • Family
We went with our children (age 6 and 8). Hydropolis is a big, modern info center on many aspects of water with a nice setting outside. There were quite many things to see, to watch and some multimedia. I must say it somehow lacked a bit of more structure. I think they wanted to achieve an open space feeling, but I would have prefered a few more walls to guide us through. The kids got lost frequently and we spent quite a lot of time looking for them...

For the kids more hands-on stuff would have been lovely, for example a few more water related devices/vehicles to climb on. They do have an area for the kids, but there are only 3-4 multimedia games and if there are many families, you end up standing in a queue... The building itself was spacious, so they could have had even more of these things. In the beginning/end there is an area, where our kids played with water. So make sure that you have spare clothing.

Also the only toilets were in the beginning, so if one of the kids needed to go we had to run through the whole place. The cafeteria was fine, but with very little selection and too few tables/chairs. The garderobe was for free and free parking could be found on the street just outside the building.

I found the price a bit expensive, even with a family ticket considering that you only spend 1-2 hours inside. It's ok for a rainy afternoon, but not among my top tips what to see in Wroclaw.
Written April 14, 2016
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ecurmi
Island of Malta, Malta165 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
An interactive museum with information about anything that regards water - from how it is was formed millions of years ago, to what the oceans are. From different kinds of machines used to get water, to miniatures of ships.
There is on show a miniature city (Wroclaw) that shows how water & sewerage flows through the city.

Very innovative and interesting is the water curtain at the entrance of the place.

Definitely recommended to visit this place.
Written July 20, 2019
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  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM


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