Museums and Galleries

The numerous museums and galleries in Kraków will help us in understanding the history and artistic charm of this city, as well as of the whole country, of which Kraków was the capital over the centuries. In particular, we would like to recommend the following:

Wawel Royal Castle - The Wawel Hill is open every day from 6 a.m. until dark, Representative State Rooms (Tue-Fri 9.30-17, Sat, Sun 10-17, tickets 18 and 11 PLN), Royal Private Apartments (hours as above, tickets 25 and 17 PLN), Crown Treasury and Armoury (Mon 9.30-13 admission free, other days of the week as above, tickets 18 and 11 PLN), Oriental Art (hours as above, tickets 8 and 5 PLN), The Lost Wawel (Mon 9.30-13 admission free, other days of the week as above., tickets 10 and 7 PLN), Smocza Jama /Dragon's Den/ (everyday 10-17)

Wawel Royal Cathedral, Sigismund Bell, Royal Tombs (Mon-Sat 9-17, Sun 12.30-17), John Paul II Wawel Cathedral Museum (Mon-Sat 9-17, tickets 12 and 7 PLN)

National Museum (all branches - Sunday - admission free) - Main Building, al. 3 Maja 1 (Tue-Sat 10-18, Sun 10-16, Mon-closed), The Matejko House, ul. Floriańska 41, The Szołayski House, Plac Szczepański 9, The Mehoffer House, ul. Krupnicza 26, The Princes Czartoryski Museum, ul. św. Jana 19, The Princes Czartoryski Gallery of Antiquities in Arsenal, ul. Pijarska 8, The Bishop Erazm Ciołek Palace, ul. Kanonicza 17, The Sukiennice (Tue-Sat 10-20, Sun 10-18)

Kraków Historical Museum The Krzysztofory Palace, Rynek Główny 35, Rynek Underground (Mon 10-20, Tue 10-16 (first Tuesday of the month - closed), Wed-Sun 10-20), The Hipolit House, Plac Mariacki 3, The Cross House, ul. Szpitalna 21, Pomorska Street, nr 2 (People of Kraków in Times of Terror 1939-1945-1956, Tue-Wed, Fri 9-16, Thu 12-19, Sat, Sun 10-17), The Old Synagogue, ul. Szeroka 24 (The history of Kraków Jews, Mon 10-14 (admission free), Tue-Thu, Sat, Sun 9-16, Fri 10-17), The History of Nowa Huta Quarter, os. Słoneczne 16, The Eagle Pharmacy, Plac Bohaterów Getta (Tadeusz Pankiewicz Pharmacy in Getto, Wed, Sun 9-17, Mon 10-14 (admission free), Tue 9-17 every second Tuesday closed), The Zwierzyniec House, ul. Królowej Jadwigi 41 (Wed 9-16 admission free, Thu 10-17, Fri-Sun 9-16), Oskar Schindler's Factory, ul. Lipowa 4 (Kraków - 1939-1945, admission free on the first Monday of the month, Mon 10-14, Tue-Sun 10-18), The Town Hall Tower, The Barbican, City Ramparts (winter - closed, summer 10.30-18)

 

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