Tarnów Sightseeing

Town Hall Museum (Ratusz)

Worth a visit for a peep inside the Town Hall alone, this extraordinary collection over two floors includes glass, porcelain, silver, weaponry, and the most extensive collection of 18th-century Sarmatian portraits in the country. Sarmatism, if you're wondering, was a beguiling infusion of lifestyle, culture and ideology that predominated the Polish nobility from the 17th to 19th century. Based on the mistaken and rather amusing belief that Poles were descended from a loose confederation of ancient Iranian tribes, Polish Sarmatism evolved over the centuries from a set of values based on pacifism into a full-blown warrior philosophy that endorsed horseback riding, outrageous behaviour and a propensity for lavish Oriental clothing and huge, handlebar moustaches. The Town Hall Tower can also be ascended if arranged ahead of time, and offers panoramic views for a small extra fee.


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Open 09:00 - 15:00, Thu 09:00 - 17:00, Sun 10:00 - 14:00. Closed Mon, Sat.

Price/Additional Info

Museum admission 8/5zł, family ticket 16zł, Sun free for permanent exhibition; tower admission 10/5zł; museum and tower 15/8zł. A special sweetheart ticket good for the Town Hall, both market square branches of the District Museum, and the Ethnography Museum is available for the paltry price of 16/10zł.


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