The Archdiocesan museum in Cracow belongs to authority of the metropolitan bishop of Cracow - Stanisalaw Dziwisz. Situated at Kanonicza Street which is one of the oldest and one of the most beautiful and magical streets in Cracow. Main building has been constructed in late 14th century. On May 1994, cardinal Franciszek Macharski presided over the opening ceremony of the museum. Just before that time, both buildings passed through complete repair and preservation works to be adapted for a new purpose.
The Archdiocesan Museum is proud of dozens of collections of art and sacral works, often withdrawn form worship between 14th and 18th century in sections like: painting, artistic craft (chalices, monstrances, ciboria, etc.), sculptures and canonicals. The goal of the museum is to display the permanent exhibition and make visitors familiar with the artistic legacy of the Cracow bishopric
The whole exhibition is arranged in rooms furnished with baroque and the 19thcentury furniture. Worthtonotice is the furniture setdatedfrom 1905andmanufactured according to the design of Mr. Karol Tichy. It hasbeen the property of the Bishop Stanisaw Rospond.
The exhibition encompasses a total of approx.600 works of art housed in 16 historic rooms. Preparing the new exhibition we tried to create suitable conditions for pedagogical activity, which is carried out by the Museum in particular among the pupils.