Krakil Museum of Illusions
Krakil Museum of Illusions
4.5
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
It’s fascinating. It’s fun. It’s sure to be surprising. Welcome to the historical mansion full of captivating illusions, wonderful atmosphere and helpful staff!
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Yana M
    Florence, Italy4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great museum for kinds, we recommend to have tour with guide Yuliya!
    We had very good trip into illusions! Due to guide Yuliya our visit to museum became a real adventure! Yuliya told great stories about each room, our kids (4 and 9 y.old) had funny time! Due to Yuliya we spend in the museum more than 1 hour, which is for kids not usual. Thank you for this great guided tour!
    Hello! Thank you so much for this amazing review! We are so pleased to hear that due to one of our best guides your visit became a real adventure! Dawid
    Written July 24, 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 24, 2023
  • Aaron P
    Sileby, United Kingdom4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    Really enjoyed the visit. Lots of tactile attractions. We had 4 young kids ages between 8 and 4 woth us and they loved the experience which got their young brains thinking. Emilia who worked there was also very helpful and she took a few brilliant photos for our group. Thanks so much.
    Hello, thank you so much for this amazing review and appreciating our brilliant Emilia! We are so delighted to know that you enjoyed the visit to our museum! We hope that these pictures will be for you an amazing reminder! Dawid
    Written October 18, 2023
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    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 17, 2023
  • Dominik C
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see
    Amazing place, worth visiting! Great service! Mrs. Dominika showed us around the museum with a beautiful red smile! The children could touch everything! Great adventure!
    Good morning! Thank you for visiting and such kind words. It's great to know that you had an incredible adventure in the company of our Dominika with a definitely charming smile :) Justyna
    Written November 1, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 31, 2023
  • ellieitalia
    Sheffield, United Kingdom216 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun visit, varied and interesting
    Good fun place. Interesting variety of things you could interact with. Shout out to the guides and their amazing English. They gave just the right amount of info if you looked like you needed it. Brilliant for teens and good price.
    Hello, thank you for your feedback and for appreciating the work of our amazing guides! We are glad that you had a brilliant time In our museum and found it interesting! Thank you! Dawid
    Written November 3, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 2, 2023
  • Oleksyi A
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My experience
    The guide Yulia is great, she made our experience the best it could be. We had a good time here, it was interesting for both children and adults. Optical illusions made a good impression on us. There are also photo zones where you can take unusual photos.
    Good morning! I am glad that you could experience our museum with Yulia and had a great time! Absolutely the museum is for the whole family. I hope that the unusual impressions and memories of the photos will stay with you for a long time. Krakil Team.
    Written November 21, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 19, 2023
  • James L
    36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Super interesting and fun experience
    Really nice, kind and attentive staff. Reasonably priced with cheaper options for students which was helpful. Very interesting and thought provoking. Good spot for some photos too. Locker room was free to use and very convenient. We spent around an hour here. Would definitely recommend coming here.
    Hello, thank you for your visit and recommendation, especially for all your kind words about our brilliant guides! We are glad to know that you had a pleasant and interesting time in our museum and we hope that the pictures you took will be for you a nice reminder of your visit! Krakil Team
    Written January 14, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 12, 2024
  • alina k
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend
    I recommend it to everyone!!! A very cool museum, educational, interesting, modern and interactive, especially for children. Great guides that visually presented and described the illusions from a scientific point of view, it's very educational. Special thanks to the guide - Julia :) who showed us an impressive trick with a lamp, a very nice and sincere girl who loves what she does and does with great passion, not just because she is asked something. P.S. Thank you for the magnet for my daughter, nice gift as a memory of a beautiful place and pleasant emotions.
    Hello, thank you for your amazing review and so many pleasant words, especially about our lovely Julia :) We hope that this magnet will be a nice reminder of your visit and that good memories will stay with you for a very long time! Krakil Team
    Written January 21, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 21, 2024
  • Megan W
    75 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unmissable
    We had a fantastic experience at this museum in Krakow on holiday. Good prices for the photo opportunities and cool illusions. Some attractions busier than others so there is some patience required. Helpful staff and great experience here
    Good morning Megan, thank you for your feedback and the highest score for us! We are so happy you had an amazing time in the museum and found the guides friendly and helpful. We hope that the photos will be a nice reminder of your visit.
    Written January 28, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 25, 2024
  • Joe Storey
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom58 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very fun visit
    Exceptional displays and often informative of the science behind different optical illusions. Very apt if you’re in Kraków and want an enjoyable trip, however this only last around 30 minutes and some parts will have a build up of people as there didn’t seem to be any set capacity for the museum, which has its pros and cons. This is still an extremely fun attraction and is worth the visit.
    Hello, thank you for sharing this review and for all the kind words about our exhibition. We apologize for any inconvenience if you visited us at a busy time and found it difficult to get to some of the attractions. It's always nice to hear that our guests were satisfied and recommend it as worth the visit.
    Written January 28, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 25, 2024
  • Kevin
    Dumbarton, United Kingdom121 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun Museum
    We had an interesting afternoon in here. The museum has lots of interesting facts and optical illusions. Lots of great photo opportunities. It was good value for money. Was quite busy on the afternoon we visited. This could be because it was freezing cold and torrential rain outside. Would recommend a visit here.
    Hello, thank you for your feedback and recommendation! We are glad that you had interesting time in our museum! We hope you took really amazing photos! Krakil Team
    Written March 28, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 27, 2024
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Brooke A
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Was an enjoyable experience, staff were super friendly and interactive which definitely made the experience better as they gave us some tricks and tips for the illusions. The bottom floor is abit boring maybe a couple of good things but the top floor was where all the fun was and a great opportunity to take funny photos. Was good value for money, you get what you pay for which was not very expensive at all in £’s so would recommend to those who want something fun to do for an hour
Written April 1, 2023
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Hello, thank you so much for your visit and this amazing review! Our guides are the best we could imagine, and we are very proud of them, so thank you for your appreciation of their work! We are happy that you had fun and we hope that the photos you have taken will be an amazing reminder of your visit! Dawid
Written April 4, 2023
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Katherine
Liverpool, UK46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
I wasn’t expecting too much but we had such a fun time here, it is very interactive and engaging and the staff were so helpful and attentive, without being too overbearing. I have never looked at every exhibit before in a museum but I took time to see everything here. I would defiantly recommend coming here to while away an hour/hour and half. Special thanks to Bogdan who was such a informative and friendly guide.
Written September 27, 2020
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Hello, we are really happy that we performed above your expectations and changed the way you look at exhibits. This is our philosophy in a nutshell, we're so glad it works! Bogdan appreciates your kind words in particular :) Best regards, Igor
Written September 28, 2020
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Yana M
Florence, Italy4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We had very good trip into illusions! Due to guide Yuliya our visit to museum became a real adventure! Yuliya told great stories about each room, our kids (4 and 9 y.old) had funny time! Due to Yuliya we spend in the museum more than 1 hour, which is for kids not usual. Thank you for this great guided tour!
Written July 24, 2023
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Hello! Thank you so much for this amazing review! We are so pleased to hear that due to one of our best guides your visit became a real adventure! Dawid
Written July 24, 2023
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Amy O
43 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The museum of illusions was another recommendation we found on social media. I can’t complain about the price - entry worked out at about £6 each. But if you are travelling from the UK and are used to attractions such as the Ripleys believe it or not museum, you will find this very disappointing. There is not a lot to look at or do, realistically you could be in and out of here in 30 minutes. I don’t think that this would really be a suitable place for children, I think they would be bored very easily. However, there were some redeeming factors. For example, one of the guides, Dante, was very knowledgable and enthusiastic, keen to share his knowledge with us and made the more “boring” elements of the museum slightly more fun. There are some photo opportunities and interactive activities but there are much better alternatives in Krakow, such as the Be Happy museum, if this is the kind of thing you’re looking for. The place felt quite tired, the displays and decor and even the gift shop. If you’ve got time left on your trip, and you’re looking for something to do, this might be a good idea. But I wouldn’t go out of your way to make this part of your plans.
Written April 6, 2024
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Hello, thank you for your visit and for taking the time to write this review. We do appreciate all feedback from our guests as it is what enables our development in the future. We are sorry that your visit didn't quite meet your expectations, nevertheless, we are glad that you have appreciated one of our best guides, Dante, and we hope that you found at least part of our exhibition interesting. We are a slightly different museum to the Be Happy Museum in that only part of our exhibition is a selfie space, while the rest is an exhibition of interactive exhibits based on a range of arts and sciences, such as psychology, biology, or physics, for example. We are surprised that your visit lasted only 30 minutes because it usually takes at least an hour to see all the exhibits. Our museum is designed for people of all ages so that everyone can find something for themselves and we try to make sure that each of our visitors, including children, leave our museum satisfied. Krakil Team
Written April 7, 2024
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Roch
Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Apart from the restaurants in old town, almost everything is closed on New Year’s Day. Luckily we found this museum open.

It’s a bit expensive but a lot of fun and the staff help you out with the illusions and offer to take photos for you.
Written January 1, 2020
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Thank you, we're happy that you visited us and have spent nice time here :). Regards, Kinga, Team Krakil.
Written January 2, 2020
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Billy
El Albir, Spain43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
I went here on my last day (Tuesday) and it was pretty quiet, so it felt like i had the place to myself.
I spent just over an hour and really enjoyed it. They staff were so friendly and know their stuff. I was with Jakub, most of the tour, who went through and explained everything to me. He's a fountain of knowledge. (Give this lad a raise)
Overall i was delighted to see what was on show. The writing on the wall with a torch was mind blowing. It's a must visit. Very reasonably priced too at 50 Zly
Written January 14, 2020
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Thank you for such a lovely review Billy, it was my pleasure seeing you enjoy everything here. I'm very happy you liked my tour, and making your last day in my city such an experience is the icing on the cake. Hopefully it will leave a positive mark in your memory about this place. Wish you all the best, Jakub, Team Krakil
Written January 15, 2020
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Kira C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
It was my second time going to a museum of illusions and it's way better than in my home country. Even though I've already seen similar stuff in my home country's museum (I'm aware that you cannot have completely unique exhibitions, after all it's a museum of illusions), some of these blew my mind! Especially the 'upside down' room where we had a blast taking photos and the 'light room' was also a perfect spot for taking a few instagram worthy shots. In fact, the whole museum is a perfect spot to take some photos, so if you're interested in that, I highly suggest you visit this museum. There's also one cool thing - a safe that nobody can open and nobody knows what's inside! There's a combination of numbers, but nobody could figure it out, so I also suggest trying it. Overall, this museum shouldn't be skipped if you're visiting Kraków because you'll have the time of your life. The museum's shop also has some cool stuff so check that out, too!
Written April 7, 2023
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Hello! Thank you for taking the time to write such an amazing review! We are so pleased to hear that you spent a fantastic time in our museum and you had so much fun! We hope that the photos you have taken will be an amazing reminder of this visit and that good memories will stay with you for a long time! And definitely, if anyone will be able to open the safe, we are curious about what is inside as well! Dawid
Written April 9, 2023
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Ivan Z
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Went there with my wife and 8 year old son - what an amazing experience 😁 After walking around the city for a few hours this is exactly what we needed to have some relaxing fun filled with laughter and fooling around. But apart from just the fun stuff, for those that like it, there is some interesting historical context associated with many of the exhibits - but don't worry, if that is not your cup of tea just skip the printed texts next to the exhibits and have fun. Museum is also full of helpful staff that can further explain some exhibits and how to interact with them. For those of you that like posting on social media, rest assured you will leave with plenty of photos to play with and post. Overall fully recommend visiting (price of admission also very acceptable and appropriate).
Written May 27, 2023
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Hello, thank you so much for this fantastic review and recommendation! We are glad that your visit to our museum turned out to be such an amazing experience for you! We hope that the photos you have taken will be for you a fantastic reminder :) Dawid
Written May 27, 2023
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Joe Storey
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Exceptional displays and often informative of the science behind different optical illusions. Very apt if you’re in Kraków and want an enjoyable trip, however this only last around 30 minutes and some parts will have a build up of people as there didn’t seem to be any set capacity for the museum, which has its pros and cons. This is still an extremely fun attraction and is worth the visit.
Written January 25, 2024
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Hello, thank you for sharing this review and for all the kind words about our exhibition. We apologize for any inconvenience if you visited us at a busy time and found it difficult to get to some of the attractions. It's always nice to hear that our guests were satisfied and recommend it as worth the visit.
Written January 28, 2024
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Aaron P
Sileby, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Really enjoyed the visit. Lots of tactile attractions. We had 4 young kids ages between 8 and 4 woth us and they loved the experience which got their young brains thinking. Emilia who worked there was also very helpful and she took a few brilliant photos for our group. Thanks so much.
Written October 17, 2023
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Hello, thank you so much for this amazing review and appreciating our brilliant Emilia! We are so delighted to know that you enjoyed the visit to our museum! We hope that these pictures will be for you an amazing reminder! Dawid
Written October 18, 2023
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