History Museums in Krakow

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History Museums in Krakow

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  • Discover43307356869
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Been visiting this place everytime I have been in krakow since we first found it a few years ago. It's a great almagation of new and old arcade games for all ages. I love taking my kids here. Only downside is you have to be a bit early because how popular it is in the evening. The personell is great and knowledgeable about games. Great english skills so you can communicate even as a tourist.
    Written July 10, 2024
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  • fnevin
    Gateshead, UK98 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting underground museum especially of the digging up. I would say it is for more children than adults as lots of interactions for kids there. It is dark as others commented. We went on the free day Tuesday so was worth it.
    Written June 15, 2024
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  • Mattheo G
    5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Jagiellonian University Museum in Krakow is amazing! The exhibits are well-organized and filled with fascinating historical artifacts and scientific instruments. It's a great place to learn about the university's rich history. Definitely worth a visit!
    Written July 11, 2024
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  • Rach979
    Sunderland, UK1,536 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    To get tickets for this you have to go around the opposite side of the building (to the ticket office).

    It was interesting to wander around the museum. The only thing we didn’t like was that in the area where it showed pictures of the underground area being dug up, there was no explanation how they stumbled upon it. We had to ask a member of staff, but with his limited English it was difficult for him to understand. He was lovely though and really tried to help us.
    Written June 30, 2024
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  • Pub Monster Neil
    Liverpool, UK37,888 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located on Plac Wolnica is the Ethnographic Museum, this museum showcases Polish life through the age's, its very interesting, the building that houses this museum was once the town hall of Kazimierz and dates from 1414 ,its such a great looking building that dominates Plac Wolnica and is most definitely well worth checking out if you're in the Jewish Quarter of Krakow.
    Written February 26, 2024
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  • ANGELO V
    Milan, Italy4,420 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is the oldest synagogue building still standing in Poland. It was built in the 15th century, and further reconstructions took place in the 16th century and at the beginning of the 20th century.
    It was devastated and ransacked during World War II, and it was used as a warehouse. It was renovated from 1956 to 1959 and currently operates as a division of the Historical Museum of Kraków, with particular focus on Krakow's Jews.

    The Gothic prayer room is quite impressive. The displays are more photos than original objects, and the explanations provided (in Polish and English) are so detailed that it would take several hours to read them all.
    Written July 13, 2024
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  • Bubble K
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great cool impressive super atractions, glass maze was cool asf, 7d cinema was impossibly realistic, but a little hot. And History of Krakow was interesting but id like to sit higher(bad sight from low). Max the cashier is pretty friendly and understandable
    Written July 15, 2024
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  • Russell G
    London, UK122 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spent an hour or so looking around here, a great place to visit if medieval art is your thing, we almost had the whole place to ourselves which was nice but a shame more people don't check it out.
    Written December 5, 2023
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  • s0mersetb0y
    Somerset, UK993 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good and interesting museum with a bunker below….also free entrance to another museum 15 mins walk away but I got to what appeared to be the building but didn’t enter as saw no mention of a museum there
    The lady on the ticket desk was helpful and pleasant
    Written November 26, 2022
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  • Katie H
    Jersey, UK344 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The museum was very interesting, we particularly enjoyed the Peruvian exhibit and the scale models of different civilisations per time period.

    Unfortunately some of the exhibits were closed including the garden, however we still had a lovely visit.

    The staff were very friendly and guided us around the exhibits.

    Overall, we would recommend (particularly for the good price!) But maybe check which exhibits are open ahead of time.
    Written December 3, 2023
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  • wiseoldowl
    Reykjavik, Iceland1,476 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great piece of history and definitely worth a visit.
    Big queue to get in but worth the wait. Captures a terrible time in history which should be preserved for mankind.
    Videos, exhibits and plenty of information as you progress through the exhibits.
    A great hour well spent
    Written July 18, 2024
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  • Barbara S
    Krakow, Poland1,880 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's a beatiful building, right in the centre of Cracow. Good to visit from history and art perspective.
    Written August 8, 2022
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  • Chooster68
    New York26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I appreciate Art Nouveau and since admission was included with my National Museum ticket I decided to pay a visit. There are numerous sketches and paintings on display as well as period furniture and personal photos. It is apparent that the curators went through some effort to make the house look like it did when Mehoffer lived in it and yet the space allows his work to be showcased. It is a great glimpse into the late 19th/early 20th century and definitely worth an hour or two of your time.
    Written October 1, 2019
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  • 545medva
    Budapest, Hungary3,902 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The former palace now houses different exhibitions. We had a very interesting Krakow 1900 exhibition with a lot of atrifacts, painting, statues. It was really amazing.
    Written June 18, 2019
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  • Blanche&DaveMcColl
    Dundee, UK460 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were lucky enough to visit for free as it was a Wednesday, don't know if it would be worth paying for at full price though.
    We were surprised by how well preserved everything was.
    The rooms were all well looked after and there was information on each one in English as well as other languages, it is a good insight as to how well off and influential families lived.
    We really enjoyed our short visit here.
    Written July 12, 2019
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