Once you’ve negotiated the scrum of getting inside your experience begins with a short film projected on a wall of smoke, before following the trail of truly remarkable exhibits displayed in what is essentially an archaeological site. Relying heavily on touch-screens and holograms, highlights include a fascinating look into life before Kraków received its charter and the market square was laid out, displays on trade and transport in the city, a fantastic area for kids that includes a performance by automated puppets, and the remains of an 11th-century cemetery replete with 'vampire prevention burials' (seriously). Those more comfortable in traditional museums will be pleased to know there are still plenty of artefacts among the virtual exhibits, including the usual array of coins, clothing and other earthly remains. Don’t miss the series of short, subtitled documentaries covering different ages of Krakow's history to your right before you reach the end of the underground circuit and its inevitable café and souvenir shops. In addition to the multilingual displays, audio guides are available in English, German, French, Russian, Italian and Spanish.
If you're able to arrange your visit far enough in advance, you can visit for free on a Tuesday. However, this requires reserving your tickets two weeks in advance.
Average visiting time: 90mins.
Well worth the visit. Don''t miss out or you''ll be disappointed.
Visitors to the Rynek Underground Museum should really plan their trip - going spontaneously isn''t really an option during high tourist season. That means deciding when you want to go and buying a ticket online or at the ticket sales office on the market square ahead of time. The morning of the afternoon you want to visit is probably good enough, but not always. Depending on how much time you want to spend here (are you going to watch all those videos?), a visit can take anywhere from 1 hour to 3+ hours.
Wonder interactive tour through time to medieval Krakow street. Great fun and learn for adult and child. You can leave your Young in storytelling room or watch Krakow legends with him. :)