[closed] Intangible Heritage Interpretation Centre of Krakow

  ul. Szpitalna 21 ,   Old Town          (+48) 12 422 52 58     04 Mar 2024
The Cross House, Kraków
The Cross House, Kraków
Kraków's Theatre Museum, otherwise known as Dom Pod Krzyżem (The Cross House, or House under the Cross), otherwise known as the clunky Intangible Heritage Interpretation Centre of Kraków (rolls off the tongue, don't it?), was created in 1969 as a branch of the Kraków Historical Museum (now Kraków Museum). For almost four decades it housed the exhibit 'The History of Kraków's Theatre' and now, after a lengthy renovation, is home to modern temporary exhibits related to not just the long history of the theatre in Kraków, but all the technical aspects and human roles that play a part in putting on a spectacle. In essence, this museum 'pulls back the curtain' to reveal the complex, interlocking world behind the stage.

Located at the corner of ul. Szpitalna and ul. Św. Marka, though modest in appearance, this historical building dates back to the 13th century. Originally a part of Holy Ghost Monastery, until the 18th century it served as hospital building. After WWI the building was used by an artists' union and Tadeusz Kantor's famous Cricot theatre group performed here before their success quickly outgrew the space. Hence the theatre connection, which the Kraków Historical Museum (Muzeum Krakowa) has honoured since taking over the building in 1949.

Average visiting time: 1hr.


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Open 10:00-17:00. Closed Mon, Tue.

Price/Additional Info

Tickets 14/10zł.

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