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You may not always get a princely welcome, but the museum itself ranks amongst the finest private museums in Europe. Initially founded as a patriotic endeavour during the era of Poland's collapse, the museum has had a dramatic history. It's a wonder that so much of the collection has survived at all. But survive it has, and here you can take a spirited journey through Poland's history, with a host of eccentric extras on the way. You may get sick of hearing about the Leonardo da Vinci, and the nineteenth century rooms are often inexplicably closed, but all things considered, this is an unmissable element in Krakow's cultural canon.
Editor & Krakow Local
...and I don't even need to move out of NYC to be there in the museum - when takien the Lady out for the night in Cracow and returning her before 9 am was a nocturnal sport of young unruchy bachelors in love with French and American gangster movies...
Such unpleasant Communist era "service" at the ticket office that we chose not to go in at all.
Well worth a visit even just to see the art exhibitions. We were so pleased to have seen the Da Vinci and the Rembrandt paintings. We didn't get the audio guide, because we were spending a short time in the museum prior to heading back to the airport, but if we'd had more time, we would have taken advantage of this option!
I was in this museum in autumm...and is soooo wonderful there!!!! I mean i saw an really DaVinci...yeah! Its a wonderful musem you shouldnt miss when you are in Krakow!!!! I wanna go back to Kraków!!!! Have fun there!
One does oneself an honor by visiting this unique museum.
Our hotel receptionist recommended a visit. We had no idea what the place was about but as it was raining we thought we would give it ago. Truly amazing place with some fantastic pieces from mummies to a recovered Persian rug looted during the Second World War. The £3.40 entrance fee for two adults is ridiculously cheap for such a superb museum.
very visitor friendly,well maintained while remaining very old world traditional an excellent bargin
Beautiful and very interesting museum - well worth the visit! Free entry on thursdays.
Nice little museum, but make sure the Da Vinci is actually there before you set off (if you are desperate to see it!) I have been to Cracow twice and both times the painting was away in other museums overseas! Nonetheless, worht visiting.