Museum of Warsaw, Main Branch

  Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42 ,   Old Town          (+48) 22 277 44 02     30 Sep 2021

Found inside a collection of 11 Old Town tenements, the Museum of Warsaw's revamped headquarters store its collection of over 300,000 items total. It's here that you're invited to view the museum's core permanent collection, consisting of three carefully curated sections over 21 thematic rooms: The Things of Warsaw, The Data of Warsaw and The History of The Old Town Houses. Some 7,000 items have been carefully chosen and many played starring roles in the city's storied history; also, the majority of the collection was gifted by the citizens of Warsaw after World War 2, hoping to preserve the cultural history of the city. Without doubt, the museum is a truly amazing and kinaesthetic way of experiencing the events and understanding the processes that formed Warsaw as we know it today.

Museum of Warsaw permanent collection; photo by M. Czechowicz.

The very buildings the museum is located in are a sight to behold; despite severe damage during the war, many of the original aspects of the architecture remain intact and can be viewed during your visit. In addition to the permanent exhibits, the Museum hosts multiple temporary exhibits, a bookstore, reading room, cinema, lapidarium, and viewpoint offering great views of the Old Town Square. Note, a ticket here also grants entry into the Praga District Museum, and if you're planning to visit other branches, then a combined ticket at 60/40zł can be purchased, allowing access to two entrances to the permanent and temporary exhibition, one on the date shown on the ticket and the other within 30 days.

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Open 11:00-18:00. Thu, Sat 11:00-20:00, Closed Mon.

Price/Additional Info

Admission to permanent exhibit 20/15zł; temporary exhibit 12/7zł; all exhibits 25/18zł; Thu free.

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Arnie Neufeld

I had the privilege of visiting the museum on Sunday, September 20, 2009. I felt that the review of the city's history was balanced and well-done. Attention was not focused on only one group of the population. It is a large exhibit and one can not do justice to the displays on only one visit. I would like to return and see it again. I do wish that more of the explanations included English text. Many international visitors, like me, do not know Polish.
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