Czartoryski Museum

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Czartoryski Museum
ul. Pijarska 8

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Editor's review

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 Cracow's cultural canon.

Editor & Krakow Local


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United States

...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...

Reply Mar 12th, 2013

Such unpleasant Communist era "service" at the ticket office that we chose not to go in at all.

Reply Jun 9th, 2009
Rachel & David Middleton
United Kingdom

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!

Reply Jun 2nd, 2007

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!

Reply Feb 21st, 2007
Jeff Davis
United States

One does oneself an honor by visiting this unique museum.

Reply Nov 20th, 2006
Darren Parker
United Kingdom

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.

Reply Nov 9th, 2006
Richie Baumann
United States

very visitor friendly,well maintained while remaining very old world traditional an excellent bargin

Reply Sep 25th, 2006
United Kingdom

Beautiful and very interesting museum - well worth the visit! Free entry on thursdays.

Reply Jun 2nd, 2006
Richard Cuerden
United Kingdom

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.

Reply Jan 5th, 2005
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