1.Wawel Royal Castle
Address: Wawel 5, 31-001 Kraków
Opening hours: Tues-Sun - 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (free admission on Mondays)
Date of creation: 16th century.
What the collection contains: the State Art Collections, the Crown Treasury, the Armory, the Royal Gardens.
Link to the museum's website: https://wawel.krakow.pl/
Royal Castle in the nature of defense and residence, maintained in the baroque-classical style. It is located on Wawel Hill. The museum on the castle grounds covers an area of 7040 sqm and has as many as 71 exhibition halls, including State Art Collections.
Admission to the Wawel Royal Castle is free to all on Mondays only. On other days, ticket prices vary depending on the type of exhibition and the preferred method of visiting. The museum has permanent exhibitions, temporary routes, seasonal routes, and routes that can only be visited with a guide.
The Royal Castle's portfolio includes a number of exquisite memorabilia from ancient Polish times, including. art collections properties Lanckorona, replicas of Polish crown jewels King Boleslaw the Brave whether the original armaments, obtained from archaeological excavations.
2.National Museum in Krakow
Address: al. 3 Maja 1, 30-062 Kraków
Opening hours: mon - closed; tu, pt, sat - 10am - 7pm (free admission on Tuesdays); Wed, Thurs, Sun - 10am-6pm
Date of creation: October 7, 1879.
What the collection contains: collections of Polish, European and non-European art (painting, sculpture, crafts, numismatics, prints).
Link to the museum's website: https://mnk.pl/
National Museum in Krakow is a must-see item on Krakow's list of sites to visit while in the capital of Malopolska. The structure was built at the end of XIX century. and boasts a rich collection of various works of art, not just paintings.
The museum, in addition to its main building - still has 11 branches, i.e. Clothworkers, Czartoryski Museum, Czartoryski Library, Czapski Museum, Czapski Pavilion, Matejko House, Szołayski House, Szymanowski Museum, Mehoffer House, Bishop Erazm Ciołek Palace and Wyspianski Museum.
A tour of the Main Building of the National Museum is. free on Tuesdays, while on other days standard ticket prices apply. Depending on the exhibition and available displays, ticket prices may vary.
To most popular exhibits, which are displayed on the museum's grounds in the Main Building, include. monuments left by military commanders (e.g. Jozef Pilsudski's uniform) or works of art dating from the 12th-18th centuries.
3.Museum of Photography
Address: Rakowicka 22A, 31-510 Krakow
Opening hours: Mon - closed; Tues, Sat and Sun - 11am - 7pm (free admission on Tuesdays); Wed, Thurs and Fri - 10 am to 6 pm
Date of creation: December 31, 1986.
What the collection contains: collections of non-professional, documentary photography; photographic and film equipment.
Link to the museum's website: https://mufo.krakow.pl/
Walery Rzewuski Museum of Photography in Krakow, also known by its abbreviated name MuFo, is a unique museum facility devoted entirely to the photography and its derivative issues. In addition to its headquarters on Rakowicka Street, MuFo also has a branch at 220 Królowej Jadwigi Street (MuFo Strzelnica) and at 16 Józefitów Street (MuFo Józefitów).
On Tuesdays for everyone, tours of the museum are completely free. On other days, ticket prices for admission to MuFo's main branch start at PLN 28 for a regular ticket.
In its portfolio, the Museum of Photography has nearly 28 thousand library items among others. photographic manuals, ephemeral prints whether archivese, coming from 20th-century Krakow photographic factories.
Address: 35 Rynek Główny, 31-011 Kraków
Opening hours: Mon - closed; Tues - Sun - 10am - 6pm (free admission on Fridays)
Date of construction: the second half of the 20th century.
What the collection contains: works of art, organization of workshops and lectures on the history of Krakow.
Link to the museum's website: https://muzeumkrakowa.pl/oddzialy/palac-krzysztofory
Krzysztofory Palace is one of the branches of the Museum of Krakow, located just off the Main Square. On its premises since the mid-1960s there is a Historical Museum of the City of Krakow. In addition to historic works of art, the Palace primarily serves an educational function, hosting various workshops and historical lectures.
A tour of the Krzysztofory Palace is free every friday. Outside of this day, the price for a regular ticket is PLN 28, while a discounted ticket can be purchased for PLN 24. There are also family tickets and discounts for them, resulting from having a Large Family Card.
The Krzysztofory Palace is an establishment that is open to all age groups, especially the youngest. For children and young people there are dedicated Special workshops, lectures and engaging activities, which will help to explore history of Cracow.
5.Home Army Museum
Address: 12 Wita Stwosza Street, 31-511 Kraków
Opening hours: Mon - closed; Tues - Sun - 10am - 5pm (free admission on Sundays)
Date of creation: 2000 r.
What the collection contains: collections from the Home Army History Museum Foundation, the Warsaw Insurgents Club and the Home Army Lvov Area.
Link to the museum's website: https://muzeum-ak.pl/
Home Army Museum named after General Emil Fieldorf "Nil" is the only museum in Poland that disseminates knowledge about the Polish Underground State and its armed forces, especially the Home Army and its achievements. The main mission of the Home Army Museum is to collecting, restoring and providing access to unique exhibits, which were related to the activities of the Home Army.
Free entrance to the museum is possible on Sundays. On other days of the week, a normal ticket to see the permanent exhibitions costs PLN 18, while the fee for a discounted ticket is PLN 8. Tickets for temporary exhibitions cost in turn - 10 zlotys normal ticket and 5 zlotys concessionary ticket.
In the permanent exhibitions you can see more than 8,000 musealia, including archival documents, militaria or photography. The most popular exhibits include, among others. The uniform of General Tadeusz "Bór" Komorowski, mementos of Gen. Emil Fieldorf "Nile" or numerous collections of military eagles.
6.Museum of Polish Aviation
Address: 39 Jana Pawła II Avenue, 31-864 Kraków
Opening hours: Mon - closed; Tues - Sun - 9am - 5pm (free admission on Tuesdays)
Date of creation: 1964 r.
What the collection contains: exhibits related to the history of Polish aviation, including more than 200 aircraft.
Link to the museum's website: https://muzeumlotnictwa.pl/muzeum/pl/
Polish Aviation Museum is quite a treat for all lovers of aerial machines. It is located on the site of the former airport Rakowice-Czyżyny, which further adds to its unique atmosphere. In addition to collecting historical airborne memorabilia, the museum is also educational institution, because it organizes many lectures and workshops for students.
Free admission to the Museum of Polish Aviation is possible only on Tuesdays. Outside of this day, a regular ticket costs PLN 27, while a discounted ticket costs PLN 16. The above prices do not apply to children under 7 years old, who enter the museum free of charge regardless of the day of the week,
In the Museum of Polish Aviation you can see More than 200 aircraft, helicopters, gliders or motor gliders. In addition, the facility in addition to permanent exhibitions, also has temporary exhibitions.
Address: 24 Szeroka Street, 31-053 Kraków
Opening hours: mon - 10 am to 2 pm (free admission on Mondays); Tues-Sun - 10am-5pm
Date of creation: 1958 r.
What the collection contains: items from Jewish culture, including Hanukkah candlesticks, children's amulets, holiday yarmulkes and balsams.
Link to the museum's website: https://muzeumkrakowa.pl/oddzialy/stara-synagoga
Old Synagogue is another branch of the Museum of Krakow, which collects all exhibits related to the history and culture of the Jews. It was originally built in the 15th century, probably by Czech Jews who arrived in Polish lands after the Prague pogrom.
Free entrance to the Old Synagogue is possible only on Mondays. The price for a normal ticket on other days is PLN 18, for a reduced ticket PLN 14. Large Family Cards or Krakow Card are honored.
The museum on the grounds of the Old Synagogue has accumulated a wealth of authentic Jewish cultural memorabilia. Among the most popular, which deserve special attention, are: German Lambrequin of 1770., Hanukkah lamp from the 19th century, as well as numerous paintings by Juliusz and Wojciech Kossak, Jacek Malczewski whether Joseph Mehoffer.
8.Museum of Podgórze
Address: 51 Limanowskiego Street, 30-553 Krakow.
Opening hours: Wed-Sun - 10:00am-5:00pm (free admission on Wednesdays)
Date of creation: -
What the collection contains: exhibits on the local history of the district.
Link to the museum's website: https://muzeumkrakowa.pl/oddzialy/muzeum-podgorza
Podgórze Museum is another branch of the museum, which performs mainly an educational function, spreading knowledge about the old days Royal Free City Foothills And how his identity was formed.
Free entrance to the museum is possible on Wednesdays, only on permanent exhibitions. On other days, a regular ticket costs PLN 14, while the fee for a discounted ticket is PLN 10. It is also possible to purchase family and group tickets.
In addition to an extensive portfolio of various exhibits, the Podgórze Museum has a authentic recordings of witness accounts and comments. For those who are willing, there are available audio guides, which will add variety to a visit to the facility. In turn, for the youngest visitors, the museum has prepared a mass of interactive games, including puzzles to help them understand in an accessible way the extraordinary history of Podgórze.
9.Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology
Address: 26 M. Konopnickiej St., 30-302 Kraków
Opening hours: monday - closed; tuesday - 10:00-18:00 (free admission on Tuesdays)
Date of creation: September 1, 2007.
What the collection contains: art of Japanese culture, including especially crafts, handicrafts or origami art.
Link to the museum's website: https://manggha.pl/
Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology is a relatively new museum facility with the goal of spreading and popularizing Japanese culture and art. In 2007, it was transformed into a museum with a Center of Japanese Art and Technology "Manggha".
Admission to the Museum of Japanese Art and Technology is Free to all only on Tuesdays. On other days, ticket prices start at PLN 30 for a regular ticket. A discounted ticket, on the other hand, costs 20 zloty. Children under the age of 7 can enter the museum free of charge on any day of the week. The museum has permanent and temporary exhibitions.
In addition to numerous exhibitions of Japanese art, the museum also has a Cafe Manggha, Japanese Language School, and are also organized cultural events such as. Inspirational Culture.
10.Museum of Nowa Huta
Address: Osiedle Centrum E 1, 31-934 Kraków
Opening hours: Wed-Sun - 10am-5pm (free admission on Wednesdays)
Date of creation: March 1, 2019.
What the collection contains: collections related to the history of Nowa Huta, numerous photographs, artwork by Krakow artists and artifacts from the anti-communist opposition period.
Link to the museum's website: https://muzeumkrakowa.pl/oddzialy/muzeum-nowej-huty
Museum of Nowa Huta is the latest branch Historical Museum of Krakow, which was built on the former site of the Museum of the People's Republic of Poland. In addition to collecting historical memorabilia of Nowa Huta, the museum is expanding its activities to include educational activities, which are designed to familiarize all interested parties with the authentic history of the district.
Free admission to the Museum of Nowa Huta is only available on Wednesdays. Outside of this day, a normal ticket costs PLN 14, while the price of a discounted ticket is PLN 10. It is also possible to purchase group and family tickets, and additionally the museum honors the Large Family Card.
At the Museum of Nowa Huta you can see, among other things, paintings. Jack Sroka, sculptures Krystyna and Jerzy Nowakowski, ephemeral prints or a piece of equipment from Crush Rolling Mill.