Hutten-Czapski Museum

  ul. Piłsudskiego 12 ,   Old Town          (+48) 12 433 58 40     04 Mar 2024

Located in a 19th century neo-Renaissance palace in the very centre of Kraków, this branch of the Kraków National Museum houses a comprehensive collection of Polish 'numismatics' - that is, antique Polish coins, banknotes and medals. The collection of Emeryk Hutten-Czapski, who once owned the place, also includes old books, manuscripts, maps and other national memorabilia from the medieval period to today. The displays are gorgeous and additional info (in Polish and English) about each artefact is conveyed via touchscreen computers. Guarded by a fantastic gargoyle out front, the palace and gardens have been stunningly restored, and April 2016 saw the opening of the Józef Czapski Pavilion - separate modern exhibition hall behind the main palace, and home to a biographical exhibit about Józef Czapski (artist, author, patriot and grandson of Emeryk), plus temporary exhibits. Your ticket is good for both, but despite the world-class displays, this one should probably be reserved for die hard Polish patriots with a fetish for coin collecting. Is that you?

Average visiting time: 45mins.


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Open 10:00-16:00. Tue 10:00-18:00, Closed Mon.
Last entrance 20 minutes before closing.

Price/Additional Info

Admission 18/12zł, kids 7-16 and students under 26 (with valid ID) 1zł, kids under 7 free; Tue free for permanent exhibitions. Ticket also valid for the Józef Czapski Pavilion.


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Another beautiful museum in Krakow, drop in on a Sunday when is admission is free just to have a walk around this historical palace. The displays are beautiful, but honestly, it's a little annoying that you can't get almost any info about them without using a computer. There is still a section of the gardens that are closed, but there is a nice courtyard in the back.
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