Princes Czartoryski Museum

  ul. Pijarska 15 ,   Old Town          (+48) 12 370 54 60     03 Dec 2019

Once Kraków's star museum, the Princes Czartoryski Museum was the city's most well-known and most visited museum when it closed for renovations in 2010. A lot has changed in Kraków's cultural landscape in the decade since, including the acquisition of the famous Czartoryski collection by the Kraków National Museum - the city's most important cultural institution - in 2016. After years of careful preparation, restoration and modernisation, the Czartoryski Museum will finally reopen on December 20, 2019. Occupying the same set of historical buildings that it has since it was first opened to the public in the late 19th century, the museum complex incorporates houses on the corner of ul. Pijarska and ul. Św. Jana with the former Piarists' Monastery and city Arsenal across the street. All told it's 21 rooms over two floors.

While the exact details about the composition of the exhibits are not yet known, the former highlights of the Czartoryski collection - including da Vinci's beloved oil painting 'Lady With an Ermine' and Rembrandt's 'Landscape with the Good Samaritan' - will both be on display here when the museum reopens December 20th. ['Lady With an Ermine' will be on display at the main branch of the National Museum until December 9 before moving here.] From the opening until December 31, 2019 all tickets are only 1zł. All tickets, however, must be bought online via

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Open from December 20th, 09:00-19:00; Sat 10:00-20:00; Sun 10:00-18:00; Mon closed.

Price/Additional Info

Admission 35zł/20zł, Sun free.

Events at this venue

Dec 20 - Dec 31 2020
Leonardo da Vinci's "Lady with an Ermine"


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Ildikó Koncz
Magyarország, Szolnok
Kérem, tájékoztassanak, hogy Leonardo da Vinci Hölgy Hermelinnel című képe a Krakkói Nemzeti Múzeumban látható-e 2018. húsvétján (30.03.2018.- 02.04.2018.) Nyitva tartási idő? Felnőtt belépő ára? Köszönettel: Ildikó Koncz
Editor Krakow

The simple answer is 'where's the fun in a sign?' Some people love a moan and they love to be able to put you right. Putting up a sign would put an end to hours of endless fun begrudgingly having to tell stupid foreigners like us that the place is closed. You should try checking the research in some of these places. What? You want information from us to print free in thousands of guidebooks which will inform lots of visitors...........leave us alone - we're too busy. <br /><br />It ought to be said that we love Poland and there are a number of great things about it. Old state employees generally don't fall into that group. That said it is changing rapidly as a visit to the Uprising Museum or Chopin museums in Warsaw will demonstrate. I guess that the Czartoryski Museum is likely to be markedly improved once the renovation work is done probably putting a few of these older people out of work - hence the bitterness.
Judy Behrens

I was in Krakow May this year and wanted to go to this museum and was grumpily told it was closed. If they don't want to speak to us why not put up a sign.I am going again next year and want to see the new museum under the market square the email I received says it opened on 24th September can anyone tell me if this is true.

The Czartoryski Museum will be CLOSED for remodelling till 2012. Part of its collections have been moved to the Niepolomice castle for an exhibition there open from April 2010. Leonardo da Vinci's Lady with an Ermine is to be temporarily displayed in the Cloth Hall gallery after its reopening.
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