The Bedtime Cartoons Museum is the only one institution of this type in Poland with unique collection related to the history of Polish and foreign animation for children, starting from the oldest evenings bedtime cartoons that have been aired on TVP1.

Museum was created for visitors of all ages, thanks to the idea of Wojciech Jama and based on the exhibits he gave. It was established in 2008 and officially opened on March 22, 2009.

The collection includes priceless exhibits from production of animated films: original film puppets, projects, screenplays, storyboards, and animation slides. There are also various items from everyday life decorated with images of fairy tales characters, such as: books, toys, figurines, ceramics, philatelic items, numismatic items, pennants, badges, tags, groceries and cosmetics, packaging for sweets, 35mm slides, films on spools , cassettes and records.

You can meet here: Jacek and Agatka, Gąska Balbinka, Reksio, Bolek and Lolek, Teddy drop ear, Barnaby the Bear, Little Penguin Pik-Pok, Three Teddy Bears, Plastuś, Filemon the Cat, Smurfs, Wolf and Hare from ‘Well, just you wait’, Maya the Bee and many others.

From the beginning of its existence bedtime cartoons have been extremely popular. They were aired on TVP1 around 7 p. m. and usually lasted 10 minutes. Children were waiting impatiently because those stories were one of the very few programs for them during the day. For the youngest, bedtime emmision was a relief after an eventful day and a nice ending. On the other hand, they helped adults to determine the time to send them to sleep.

‘Jacek and Agatka’ was the first Polish bedtime cartoon shown on television. It was on October 2, 1962. The last evening with bedtime emission took place on August 30, 2013. That day ‘Peppa pig’ was presented.

The Bedtime Cartoons Museum in Rzeszów invites you to visit and take advantage of the rich offer of temporary exhibitions, cultural events, educational projects, artistic workshops, meetings, competitions and screenings organized at headquarter and outside its walls.

Here, parents or grandparents can show their children and grandchildren favorite heroes from years ago. The younger ones have a great time here, and adults, thanks to the collected exhibits and film shows, return with memories to their childhood.

Katarzyna Lubas

The Bedtime Cartoons Museum’s director
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