National Museum, Main Building

  Al. 3 Maja 1 ,   Old Town          (+48) 12 433 55 00     19 Dec 2022

The National Museum has 11 branches in Kraków, with this monolithic structure - apparently built over the course of half a century from 1935 to 1989 - being the main administrative branch and landing spot for the institution's most ambitious exhibits. Permanent exhibits include the Gallery of Weaponry & Uniforms, the Gallery of Decorative Arts and the fabulous Gallery of 20th & 21st Century Polish Art on the top floor. It's really this last one and the consistently excellent temporary exhibits that should lure you here. One of Kraków's largest museums, you'd be wise to focus on what you're most interested in; to see it all would take the entire day.

Outside a large monument of Stanisław Wyspiański - one of the most important artists of the turn of the 20th century - stands over a public square; inside you'll find a small shop and cafe. To get the most out of your visit, we recommend spending an extra 7/5zł for an audio guide, which is available in Polish, English, French, German, Russian. Tour groups are currently limited to 14 people and a technical break is scheduled between 12.00-12.30 and 14.30-15.00 respectively.


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Open 10:00-18:00. Closed Mon.

Price/Additional Info

Admission to all permanent exhibits 20/12zł, kids 7-16 and students under 26 (with valid ID) 1zł, kids under 7 free; Tue free. Admission to temporary exhibits 28/18zł.

Events at this venue

Open 10:00-18:00. Closed Mon.
A New Beginning. Modernism in the Second Polish Republic
Open 10:00-18:00. Closed Mon.


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