National Ethnographic Museum

  ul. Kredytowa 1 ,   City Centre          (+48) 22 827 76 41     23 Sep 2020

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. Check their site for details of temporary exhibitions.

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Open 10:00-17:00. Wed 11:00-19:00, Sat 10:00-18:00, Sun 12:00-17:00, Closed Mon.

Price/Additional Info

Due to museum renovation, the ticket price for the temporary exhibition and permanent collection admission is 6/1zł, students up to 7 years of age 1zł, Thu free.

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Open 10:00-17:00. Wed 11:00-19:00, Sat 10:00-18:00, Sun 12:00-17:00, Closed Mon.
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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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