Nowa Huta Museum

  Os. Centrum E 1 ,   Nowa Huta          (+48) 12 446 78 21     31 Mar 2022
Formerly the 'PRL Museum,' this large museum inside the former Kino Światowid - a local landmark in socialist realism architecture, completed in 1957 - is now a branch of the Museum of Kraków (hence the name change). Though still primarily occupied with the communist era, the museum is now more broadly dedicated to the life and culture of Nowa Huta both today and yesterday. The current temporary exhibit, 'Wobbly Man,' tells the story of the Lenin Monument that once dominated Nowa Huta's main thoroughfare, and the many attempts to destroy or dismantle it (on display until Sept. 26, 2021). The former cinema's vast cellars, meanwhile, hold the intriguing exhibit 'Nuclear Threat: Shelters of Nowa Huta' - part of the Nowa Huta Underground project (a second branch is located at Os. Szkolnym 37; tickets are good for both). The largest of some 250 such shelters beneath NH, here you'll learn about the very organised and intricate plan Poland had for dealing with a potential nuclear attack during the Cold War, and the role every citizen would play in such an event. If you're from the West, it's akin to mild culture shock. Within easy walking distance from Plac Centralny, if you've made the trip out to NH there's no reason not to make a stop here. With plenty of exhibition space over three levels, it's worth noting that a visit can easily occupy several hours.


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Open 10:00-17:00. Closed Mon, Tue.

Price/Additional Info

Admission 14/10zł, Wed free.


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Hello, how is your openenig hours during easter? We will visit Krakow and would like to visit the museum.
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