Krakow

Celestat

  ul. Lubicz 16 ,   Old Town          (+48) 12 429 37 91     10 Jan 2019
From early December until almost the end of February this oddball museum puts its gonzo permanent exhibit into storage in favour of the city's annual, and immensely more popular, Christmas Cribs Exhibition (Szopki Krakowskie). One of Kraków's most unique and cherished Christmas traditions, these strange creations look like a cross between a gaudy gingerbread house, dollhouse, castle and nativity scene (or something like that), and will be on display here from December 10, 2018 to February 25, 2019. Until December 10th the museum is closed, and it is also closed from February 26 until early March while the silver cocks get dusted off and placed back on their mantles.

Permanent exhibit (unavailable until early March 2019):
This rather bonkers branch of the Kraków History Museum, located in a small park near the bus station, is dedicated to the history of the uniquely Cracovian 'Fowler Brotherhood' - essentially a male-only cult of hunters and marksmen who wear strange hats, worship a silver chicken and have their very own king. In existence since the end of the 13th century, the history of the Brotherhood and their role in the defence of the city is laid out courtesy of a series of oil paintings, guns, teapots, photographs and other relics, while inside the Sharpshooters’ Hall you'll see the object of their adoration - a mystical silver chicken from the 16th century. There's plenty of fodder for a parody here, and the cock jokes literally write themselves; we'll just say that despite being well-presented, we left wondering why we had visited sober on a nice day.
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Open 10:30 - 18:00. Closed Mon.

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Admission 11/7zł, family ticket 22zł, Tue free.

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Open 10:30 - 18:00. Closed Mon.
Christmas Cribs (Szopki) Exhibition

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