Vodka Factory Museum

  ul. Fabryczna 13      (+48) 881 97 06 10     29 Nov 2023
This fascinating museum is located in the historic premises of Kraków's No. 11 brand vodka factory, which was built in the 1930s and later distilled by state-owned alcohol producer Polmos, eventually shutting down in 2010. Today the site has been revitalised and immaculately transformed into the Fabryczna City complex, which includes several restaurants, common relaxation areas, conference facilities, the Mercure Hotel, plus offices and residential spaces. An absolute masterclass in design, the museum and its elegant accompanying cocktail bar, which fit right in and perhaps epitomise the Gatsby glitz and Art Deco glamour of its surroundings, can be found on level -1.

Occupying almost 1100m2, inside this interactive, multimedia museum you'll not only learn how vodka became Poland's most famous export and drink of choice, but also see the methods used to produce it at this very site over the years. The exhibits include medieval distilling tools and techniques, later agricultural distilling techniques and equipment, a recreation of a bottling plant, a laboratory where vodka recipes were concocted, plus a rich collection of bottles, labels, archival photos, films and more. At the end, there's also an obligatory opt-in for a tasting session at the museum's Utopia Bar, which stays open after the museum has closed. Not only is this museum filled with interesting, authentic equipment and displays, but it's also beautifully presented. In terms of museum design, this is top shelf, and it does much to improve the reputation and status of Poland's much-maligned national drink.
Vodka Factory Museum
Average visiting time: 90mins.

Because the visit begins with a film, visits are timed (but begin regularly) and can be done with a tour guide (90mins), audioguide (multiple languages) or independently, as well as with or without a vodka tasting at the end. As such, prices range from 49-79zł. Your best option for seeing all options, tour times and prices is to go to their website, where you can also purchase tickets.

Getting There:
Located east of the centre, you're best bet for getting here is taxi or tram (a 20min trip, getting off at the 'Fabryczna' stop), but it's worth it. In addition to the Vodka Museum and bar, you can also get a meal and check out the very impressive design of the Fabryczna City complex.


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Open 14:00-20:00. Closed Mon.

Price/Additional Info

Admission 49-79zł; see prices online.


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