National Museum, Main Building

  Al. 3 Maja 1 ,   Old Town          (+48) 12 433 55 00     08 Nov 2019

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 & UniformsGallery of Decorative Arts and the excellent Gallery of 20th Century Polish Art ('The Situation Has Changed'). Despite the virtue of each, it's the consistently excellent temporary exhibits that should lure you here. Currently you'll find a high-profile exhibit on local son Stanisław Wyspiański (whose epic monument stands outside the entrance) - one of the most important artists of the turn of the 20th century. The main branch also currently exhibits one of the museum's most cherished treasures - Leonardo da Vinci's famous oil painting Lady With an Ermine; beloved by locals, the painting is displayed in its own separate room, to which visiting is limited to 20 individuals at a time and a separate ticket is required (20/15zł). 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. The museum also houses a small shop and cafe.

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Open 09:00-17:00. Closed Mon, Sat 10:00-18:00, Sun 10:00-16:00.

Price/Additional Info

Admission for all permanent exhibits 15/10zł, family ticket 25zł, kids 7-16 and students under 26 (with valid ID) 1zł, kids under 7 free; Sun free. Admission for first temporary exhibit 25/15zł, family 50zł (includes entry to permanent exhibits); 2nd temporary exhibit 15/10zł, family 30zł. Admission for all exhibits 50/30zł, family ticket 100zł.

Events at this venue

Open 09:00-17:00. Closed Mon, Sat 10:00-18:00, Sun 10:00-16:00.
Leonardo da Vinci's "Lady with an Ermine"
Open 09:00-17:00. Closed Mon, Sat 10:00-18:00, Sun 10:00-16:00.
Wyspiański | Lviv's Treasures
Open 09:00-17:00. Closed Mon, Sat 10:00-18:00, Sun 10:00-16:00.
Jan Hrynowski | The Artist's Tales
Open 09:00-17:00. Closed Mon, Sat 10:00-18:00, Sun 10:00-16:00.
Wyspiański's Treasury


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