Tragically overlooked by far too many visitors to Warsaw (who can’t see past World War II and communism) this is a joy of a museum that showcases and highlights all that’s best about Poland’s cultural heritage. There are costumes, handicrafts, furniture, Polish inventions, art, photographs; most of it is beautifully presented in what is a superb building. The museum is one of the city’s most active, putting on all sorts of temporary exhibitions plus they organise hands-on events and workshops. There is also a new permanent exhibition: 'Korean Gallery' showing Korean culture, the showcase of which is a replica of a traditional house (Hanok). Directors of Warsaw’s other museums might want to come and take notes. Just brilliant, and unquestionably essential. The current permanent exhibits "Time to Celebrate Polish and European Folk Culture", "The Order of Things" "The Pauper's Bible: Art of the Poor and Downtrodden" plus the latest temporary exhibition "Departures" can all be explored.
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Open 10:00-17:00. Closed Mon, Wed 11:00-19:00, Sat 10:00-18:00, Sun 12:00-17:00.