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Address: Al. 3 Maja 1, Krakow 30-062, Poland
Phone Number: +48 12 433 55 00
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Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: This history museum features a permanent collection of 20th-century Polish...
This history museum features a permanent collection of 20th-century Polish art, including the priceless collections from the Young Poland period, and exhibits of decorative art, Polish arms and army uniforms.
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Free on Sundays for permanent exhibition

To see the permanent start at the top floor and work down, one free exhibition per floor on a Sunday. We were there in November so Kubrick temporary exhibition was over... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2014
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

it have very nice collection... but they need to show it in a better way.. the historic hall was dark, the items showing on a dark background and not well lighten.. and you need to hold in each point an information card to read about.. which feels you boarding... its nead to renovation.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Learn a little about the history of Krakow/Poland by visiting the Museum. Decide what you want to see as you have to pay extra for certain exhibition's.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

To see the permanent start at the top floor and work down, one free exhibition per floor on a Sunday. We were there in November so Kubrick temporary exhibition was over unfortunately. The top floor is contemporary Polish art which was different. Second floor is furniture, clothing, glassware etc and is interesting. First floor is Polish uniforms and haven't got... More 

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Uusikaarlepyy, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We went to the Stanley Kubrick exhibition, it was much bigger than we thought and we had to rush, because they were closing, but even so we were there for two hours. And that was just one exhibition. At the National Museum, you pay a separate price for each exhibition so you have to choose which one you want to... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

.... is a must! Went there with rebelling kids, and we all looooved it. Hurry cos it ends the 14th of September already, and you don't want to miss this! In case you miss it the museum is always worth a visit.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Despite the fairly grim exterior, harking back to the communist era, the inside is an absolute must for a lengthy visit. I was delighted to discover the dedicated Kubrick exhibition, awash with original movie props. Several different sections are splayed across different floors, and it's very reasonably priced. The Kubrick was the dearest, but even then it was affordable. Cafe... More 

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Izmir, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

It is not one of the best museums in the world, but when I was leaving I was happy that I visited. I enjoyed the time there. They really try hard to bring good temporary exibitions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I really enjoyed the Stanley Kubrick exhibition, and wondering around at the permanent exhibitions. I was really surprised there weren't more people in the museum, I had it nearly all to myself. Worth a visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Was a very affordable and enjoyable exhibition. Showcasing props, information, photographs and memorabilia from all his popular movies. A must for any Kubrick fan.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Surprisingly, very modern and interesting. Strongly attracted attention. Worth recommending. The exhibition, which involved criminal offenses watched, aroused admiration in my eyes and sometimes horror. Surprising ideas present act of murder meant that I spent half a day at the museum!. really great

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