Krakow's Museums

Summer (1st April - 31st October), Winter (1st November - 31st March)

The Wawel Castle

The interiors of the royal residence from the 16th and 17th century: the collection of Italian and Dutch painting, portraits of the kings, furnishing (16th-17th c.), the outstanding collection of the Flemish tapestries. Except for the state chambers and royal private apartments there are also: the Crown Armoury and Treasury, the exhibition of Oriental Art, the exhibition Lost Wawel (the oldest excavations).

State chambers opened:
Summer: Mon 9.30 AM-1.00 PM, Tue, Fri 9.30 AM-5.00 PM, Wed, Thu 9.30 AM-4.00 PM, Sat, Sun 11.00 AM-6.00 AM
Winter: Mon closed, Tue-Sat 9.30 AM-4.00 PM, Sun 10.00 AM-4.0 PM

Private Apartments:
Summer: Mon closed, Tue, Fri 9.30 AM-5.00 PM, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun 9.30 AM-4.30 PM
Winter: Mon, Sun closed, Tue-Sat 9.30 AM-4.00 PM

The Crown Treasury and Armoury:
Summer Mon 9.30 AM-1.00 PM, Tue, Fri 9.30 AM-5.00 PM, Wed, Thu, Sat 9.30 AM-4.00 PM
Winter: Mon closed, Tue-Sat 9.30 AM-4.00 PM, Sun 10.00 AM-4.00 PM

Oriental Art:
Summer: Mon 9.30 AM-5.00 PM, Wed, Thu 9.30 AM-4.00 PM, Fri 9.30 AM-5.0 PM, Sat, Sun 11.00 AM-6.00 PM
Winter: Mon closed, Tue-Sat 9.30 AM-4.00 PM, Sun closed

Lost Wawel: temporarily closed

Czartoryski Museum (Muzeum Czartoryskich)
Address: Sw. Jana 19, Krakow

The collection of European paiting 13th - 19th c. (Lady with an Ermine by Leonardo da Vinci and Landscape with the Good Samaritan by Rembrandt); the collection of the European crafts (13th-18th c.), ancient Greek and Roman art, Turkish art (17th. c) and numerous memorabilia connected with the Polish kings and generals.

Summer: Tue, Thu 10.00 AM – 4.00 PM, Wed, Fri, Sat 10.00 AM-7.00 PM, Sun 10.00 AM-3.30 PM, Mon closed; last entrance 30 min before closing time

Historical Museum of Krakow/Krzysztofory Palace (Muzeum Historyczne Miasta Krakowa)
Address: Rynek Glowny 35 (Main Market Square 35), Krakow

The museum presents the history of Krakow, famous people working here and tradition connected with the city. It is located in the 17th-century palace. One of the chambers is decorated with a stucco decoration made by Itlanian artist Baltasare Fontana (17th c.)

Burghers’ House (Kamienica Hipolitow)
Address: Plac Mariacki 3 (Mariacki Square 3 ), Krakow

The interiors and conditions of living of the Krakow’s burghers between 17th c- 19th century.
Summer Wed-Sun 10.0 AM-5.30 PM, Mon, Tue closed; every second Sunday of the month closed
Winter Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 9.00 AM-4.00 PM; Mon, Tue closed; every second Sunday of the month closed;

Collegium Maius
Address: Jagiellonska 15 Street, 31-010 Krakow

Collegium Maius houses the Jagiellonian University Musuem. Here you can find the very inetersting collection of with the fine collection of scientific tools, European art, the chamber of Nicolaus Copernicus and the Treasury with numerous insignia. Entrance only with a guide. Guided tours in English organized.

Summer: Mon,Wed, Fri 10.00 AM-2.20PM, Tue, Thu 10.00 AM-5.20 PM, Sat 10.00 AM-1.20 PM, Sun closed
Winter Mon-Fri 10.00AM-2.20 PM, Sat 10.00 AM-1.20 PM, Sun closed.

Old Synagogue (Stara Synagoga)
Address: Szeroka 24 Street, Krakow

The exhibition presents the Jewish culture: old paintings, synagogue furnishings, Chanuka lamps, ritual tools, description of the feats and rites. It is divided in three main topic sections: the synagogue, religious feats, private life.
Summer: Mon 10.00 AM-2.00 PM, Tue-Sun 9.00 AM-5.0 PM; Winter Mon 10.00 AM-2.00 PM, Tue closed, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun 9.00 AM-4.00 PM, Fri 10.0 AM-5.00 PM

Galicja Jewish Museum
Address: Dajwor 18 Street, Krakow

The photo exhibition (all photos by Chris Schwarz) reminds about 800 years of the history of Jews in Poland. The contemporary photographs show the remains of the Jewish culture in Galicja region (Southern Poland).
Opened: 9.00 AM-6.00 PM

The Pharmacy under an Eagle (Apteka Pod Orlem)
Address: Plac Bohaterow Getta 18 (Ghetto Heroes’ Square 18), Krakow

The small museum present the history of Krakow’s ghetto and Holocaust in Krakow. It commemorates also the owner of the pharmacy Tadeusz Pankiewicz, who – being the only Polish (no Jewish) resident in the ghetto, helped many Jews. The pharmacy played na extremely important role in the ghetto.
Summer Mon 10.0 AM-2.0 PM, Tue-Sat 9.30 AM-5.0 PM, Sun closed
Winter Mon 10.00 AM-2.00 PM, Tue 9.00 AM-4.00 PM (every first Tuesday of the month closed), Wed, Thu 9.00 AM-4.0 PM, Fri 10.00 – 5.00 PM, Sat 9.00 AM-4.00 PM, Sun closed.

Aviation Museum (Muzeum Lotnictwa)
Address: Aleja Jana Pawla II 39 (John Paul’s II Alley 39), Krakow

One of the biggest aviation museums in Europe: more than 100 aircraft, including gliders, helicopters, anti-aircraft missiles. The museum is also famous for the collection of the aero engines (more than 200).
Summer: Mon only outdoor exhibition available, Tue-Fri 9.00 AM-5.0 PM, Sat, Sun 9.00 AM-4.00 PM
Winter Mon-Fri 9.0 AM-4.00 PM, weekends closed
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