Krakow

Archaeology Museum

  ul. Poselska 3 ,   Old Town          (+48) 12 422 75 60     17 Jan 2020

Housed in a handsome former monastery, Kraków's large Archaeological Museum offers several permanent exhibits covering the prehistory of Małopolska, Ancient Egyptian artefacts, Peruvian artefacts and the building's own history. While perhaps not as rich or gripping as some museums of this type, the modern exhibits are well-presented and there is enough to hold your interest, from intricately decorated sarcophagi and mummified cats to an amusing gallery of 'ancestors' - mannequins of locals through the ages whose facial expressions have actually been created using techniques from forensic science. Part of the same exhibit, the museum's big claim to fame is the Zbruch Idol - the only sculpture of a Slavic god in existence anywhere. Also keep an eye on their strong temporary exhibits, currently an exhibit on Pompeii (until March 8, 29/19zł, open every day 10:00-18:00). In spring and summer the museum's beautiful garden (2zł charge if you aren't visiting the museum) is as big a draw as the exhibits - a great place to relax with handsome views of Wawel in the distance.

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Admission 10/6zł. Sun free for permanent exhibitions.

Events at this venue

Oct 5 - Mar 8 2020
Pompeii: Life & Death in the Shade of Vesuvius

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08.10.2018
Hugh
Hoboken
The garden is nice...but it could also be a whole lot nicer. We paid 2 zloty each to go in thinking we would have a picnic there, read and relax...but there aren't any benches. There are some random communist-era sculptures around the place, but nothing special or unique. We were really disappointed that there were no benches and we just ended up walking around for a few minutes and leaving. What do they charge for?
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