National Ethnographic Museum

  ul. Kredytowa 1 ,   City Centre          (+48) 22 827 76 41     28 Nov 2023

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 all that’s best about Poland’s cultural heritage - colourful folk costumes, customs and traditions, tools and instruments, outsider art, handicrafts and more - all of it beautifully presented in a superb historical building. Interestingly, one permanent exhibit is the 'Korean Gallery' - presenting Korean culture, the showcase of which is a replica of a traditional house (Hanok). One of the city’s most active cultural institutions, they host many events and worskhops, and you can expect multiple temporary exhibits at a time (check online for details). Check out the new exhibition, Childhood, which examines the experiences of children over the last 100 years. Directors of Warsaw’s other museums might want to come and take notes. Just brilliant, and unquestionably essential.

Average visiting time: 2-3hrs.


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Facilities for disabled


Nowy Świat-Uniwersytet


Open 11:00-19:00. Thu 11:00-17:00, Sat, Sun 12:00-18:00, Closed Mon.

Price/Additional Info

Tickets 19/10zł, Thu free (Including the Museum for Children)

Events at this venue

Open 11:00-19:00. Thu 11:00-17:00, Sat, Sun 12:00-18:00, Closed Mon.
Open 11:00-19:00. Thu 11:00-17:00, Sat, Sun 12:00-18:00, Closed Mon.
"The 'primitive' of Powiśle. Leon Kudła 1879-1964
Open 11:00-19:00. Thu 11:00-17:00, Sat, Sun 12:00-18:00, Closed Mon.
"Polish Flowers"


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Anne McDonagh
Chicago IL USA
Wise, wild and delightful. Vivid memories lasting four years...I was here in the summer of 2019 and I was looking for a summary of the exhibit on birds I saw here. It showed birds with their human-supplied personality labels: how we label birds with emotional and moral qualities: impatient, cruel, bloodthirsty, rapacious, thieving,... I wanted to share this fascinating presentation with others..but I cannot find it online

I took my father to this museum on a rainy afternoon and we had a great time. For anyone whose ancestors emigrated from Poland in the 19th or early 20th century this museum will give you an idea of the life they and their ancestors led in Poland. Wonderful photograph collection and yes surprisingly good exhibits of African and Australian art that you'd never expect. Definitely worth a visit and despite viewing the exhibits for a couple of hours the visit didn't tire us out.
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