Warsaw's Vodka Museum

Warsaw's Vodka Museum

Who invented vodka? How is it made? How do Poles toast? Vodka is so important in Poland that it has its own museum in Warsaw - get to know the Polish national drink!

The Polish Vodka Museum is the ultimate destination to delve into the production process of Poland's national drink, which was invented around 600 years ago. The debate between Russians and Poles over its origins remains unsettled, with both claiming invention rights. Nonetheless, the culture of vodka consumption is deeply ingrained in cities like Moscow, St. Petersburg, and other Russian cities.

So beloved is this drink that the Vodka Museum is one of the most visited museums in Warsaw. Situated in the Praga district, the Polish Vodka Museum invites visitors on a captivating journey through the history of vodka, complemented by a tasting experience featuring various vodka types.

The Museum of Polish Vodka

Located on the historic site of the 1897 "Koneser" vodka factory, the Museum of Polish Vodka provides a journey through 600 years of vodka-making history. At the entrance of the museum, visitors can watch a short documentary with former factory employees sharing their testimonies.

Exploring the Warsaw Vodka Museum takes you back in time to discover the primitive processes of creating this popular drink. Initial rooms focus on the ingredients used in vodka production, showcasing various cereals, fruits, and water.

The museum offers an interactive display of Polish vodka-related customs, including toasts (Na zdrowie!) and intriguing facts. With the help of 3D glasses, visitors can experience the visual and balance effects of vodka.

The final room showcases numerous old bottles from different eras and brands, featuring well-known Polish vodka labels such as Wyborowa and Luksusowa.

How to visit the museum

Currently, the exclusive method to experience the Polish Vodka Museum is by reserving a guided tour through their official website. The tour provides an English-speaking guide and concludes with a tasting session featuring three varieties of vodka. Keep in mind that to visit the Warsaw Vodka Museum website, visitors must be of legal drinking age, as entry is restricted to individuals aged 18 and above.


Tuesday to Sunday: 11 am to 8:30 pm
Monday: closed


Guided tour: 40 (US$ 10.20)


Buses: lines 138, 170, and 338