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“Several museums” 5 of 5 stars
Review of National Museum

National Museum
Al. 3 Maja 1, Krakow 30-062, Poland
+48 12 433 55 00
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Ranked #44 of 131 Attractions in Krakow
Type: Art museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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.
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
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“Several museums”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The national museum is actually several museums. I was in Sukiennice (upper floor) for the 19th century art, the Gallery with the 20th century art, the Mehoffer Manor and Jan Matejko home. Each was distinct and special in their own way.

Visited July 2013
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Wirral England
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“Great museum, free on Sunday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

This museum is huge and covers 3 floors, it is free on Sunday for the permanent exhibits. Ground floor covers Polish history up to the present time. Lots of uniforms, weapons and medals. First floor covers decorative art so this section is huge as it covers gold items, silverware, pewter, clothing, furniture, ceramics, clocks, in fact anything that can have a pattern put on it. Third floor is art through the ages and I found it rather confusing to get around as there are so many side rooms but got around all that we wanted to see. Great for a visit, need about 2-3 hours depending on how much you want to look at.

Visited July 2013
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Marietta, GA
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“Enjoyed the exhibits here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

This was about a 15 minute walk for me. I enjoyed my visit, especially the paintings. I think it was free the day I went, so if you are looking for fun things to do for free, check their calendar.

Visited May 2013
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Krakow, Poland
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“Vanity Exhibition”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Very interesting exhibition however the the cashier should probably change the job.
There aren't too many pictures thus it's great for a person like me who doesn't like spending hours in the museums.

Visited June 2013
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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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“Great Modern Art”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I'm surprised more people don't find their way to the main building of the National Museum which is a haven of peace and quiet after the Main Square and its surroundings. It is on several tram & bus routes, though it's an easy walk from the Old Town.

I must confess the costume & armoury section didn't exactly get the blood racing. However the galleries showcasing modern Polish art are excellent - though much of the 19th and early 20th century stuff is derivative. The top floor has a really great selection of contemporary art and of installations which really do begin to break new ground and they are well displayed. At 10zl (concessions, including pensioners, only 5zl and free on Sundays for the permanent exhibitions) it's well worth the short journey and a couple of hours of anyone's time who wants to learn something about the Polish art scene.

Visited June 2013
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