Poland’s finest painter, Jan Matejko, lived in this house. Matejko has captured some of the country’s most iconic and significant moments in his paintings. Today, the house museum is a fascinating and delightful look into the mind of this mysterious man. It contains not only his art, but also his collection of furniture, interior decorations, personal artefacts, antique guns, and textiles. In addition to the permanent exhibits, the museum also organises special exhibitions and events. The staff is very charming. The house is small, so you visit should be quick, though it’s not unusual for people to want to take their times and pore over the details.
- Not disabled accessible.
- Flash free photography ony. No Tripods.
- Children (Under 7 age): free
- Youth under 16, Students under 26: 1 PLN
- Reduced ticket - 5 PLN
- Family: 19 PLN
- Free admission to permanent exhibits on Sundays.
- Audio guide (Polish, English, Russian, German, French): 7 PLN
- Drive to here from outside Old Town.
- Walk or cycle to here from inside Old Town.
- By Bus: 124, 152, 424, 502
- By Tram: 2, 3, 4, 7, 10, 14, 19, 20, 24, 52
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0.21% of people who visit Krakow include Krakow National Museum in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
66.67% of people start their Krakow National Museum visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Krakow National Museum
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Krakow National Museum
A fine museum with different options depending on the exhibitions available during the year. I was lucky to see The Cartoon in Poland exhibition. Loved it! 🌻
Went there only to see the Lady with an Ermine, by Leonardo da Vinci, that was recently acquired by polish government. As a bonus the ticket included 3 more exhibits that are there. I was pleasantly surprised to see what this museum had to offer, old weapons from various ages, handmade dishes, jewelry and so many different stuff I am not even sure how to call, but really awesome. Strongly advised for casual visits, there is a souvenir shop and a small cafe inside.
I had the pleasure and the chance to visit this beautifully curated museum last October. I really appreciate the possibility to discover different types of artwork. The recent exhibition "Wyspiański" made me discover this important Polish artist, I appreciate his genius so much that I decided to visit also the Franciscan Church in Krakow. I appreciated the free cloakroom and the very nice café and bookshop.
Unfortunately, I cannot review the exhibitions of this museum, as I didn’t even manage to get in and see it. I do understand that today (August the 15th) is a national holiday for Poland. However, I am not Polish and I didn’t know about this when planning my trip. There was no information whatsoever about the change in opening hours on the official website of the museum. So I went to the museum, expecting it to be open. After 20 minutes of waiting with a big crowd of people, an angry security man came out, arguing with the locals and pointing at a very small sign that said the museum is closed for the holiday. It was tiny in Polish, even smaller in English. Considering we already had to pay for expensive parking, I was pretty upset. There was no way of preparing for this despite my best effort to do my planning right. What angers me even more is that the museum is closed on Monday (every Monday) and today on Wednesday too. This inconvenience complicates things not only for tourists but for locals who want to enjoy the day off as well... Overall a horrible experience.
It's a great museum, only thing is, you are not allowed to take a picture of Davinci's The Lady with Ermine. Which was a disappointment. They have a wall print outside of the room containing the painting.