Tragically overlooked by far too many visitors to Warsaw (who can’t see past World War II and communism) this is a joy of a museum that showcases and highlights all that’s best about Poland’s cultural heritage. There are costumes, handicrafts, furniture, Polish inventions, art, photographs; most of it is beautifully presented in what is a superb building.The museum is one of the city’s most active, putting on all sorts of temporary exhibitions (the current one is "Futbol Love Stories") plus they organise hands-on events and workshops. Directors of Warsaw’s other museums might want to come and take notes. Just brilliant, and unquestionably essential. A major renovation was recently completed and the new permanent exhibits "Ordinary Extraordinary", "Time to Celebrate Polish and European Folk Culture" and "The Order of Things" can all be explored. Currently a temporary exhibit is on display until September 18 entitled: "ART’S GREY AREA – Polish art brut".