Manggha was the penname of Feliks Jasiensk, a collector of Japanese Art, who donated his life collection to the National Museum in Krakow. But the collection was so large there was no place to exhibit it. Half a century later, an amateur filmmaker, Andrzej Wajda, donated the entirety of his winnings from a Japanese film award to the National Museum so that a museum for this collection could be created. Japanese collaboration helped to build to the building. Thus, various features of the architecture and the garden are complementary to the style of the arts in Japan. In addition to the 6500-item art collection, the center also organizes temporary exhibitions. If you really want to go for an in-depth experience the center provides courses on the Japanese tea ceremony and the language. the museum is also the headquarters of the city Bonsai Club. Sometimes there are classical music and jazz concerts.
- Disabled accessible
- Guided tour: PLN 70 (in Polish); PLN 100 (in a foreign language)
- Reduced category: 15 PLN
- Family: 35 PLN
- Group of up to 30: 100 PLN
- Free for under 7
- PLN 1 for ages 7-16
- Free admission on Tuesdays.
- By car or take a taxi.
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