Rynek Underground

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kwiewiorowski
Poznan, Poland2,080 contributions
Aug 2021
Krakow itself is w world famous tourist destination. Here is yet another attraction there derived from recent archaeological excavations. It is situated predominantly under the old Haberdashers stalls, converted these days to souvenir and artisans’ shops. The building itself is old, goes back to 16th century, some parts are older. You descend to a medieval and earlier beginnings of the Old Market Square, which is arguably the largest of the kind in Europe. No wonder the excavations must have been very rich and rewarding and lasted for many years. The number of the strata (levels), each representing a different era of the past is impressive and so is the number of artefacts found. The exhibition is meant to bring us closer to the lives of our predecessors, who lived and traded there, whatever country they came from and whatever their nationality. It reflects upon the importance of the city, once the seat of Polish kings and the capital of a vast empire. The exhibition is modern, convincing, interesting and informative. Well worth a visit. On a rainy day-there is somewhere to hide, on a hot, summer day-somewhere to escape the heat of the day. There is also a lovely café for your delectation and a museum shop. We enjoyed our visit there a lot.
Written January 15, 2022
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Go23094475189
1 contribution
Jul 2021
The Rynek underground is much more spectacular than you would expect. It is a well preserved 7th century market place with a really good exhibition ...
Written January 9, 2022
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Linda L
290 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
Go on Tuesdays. It’s free. Definitely worth it if we had to pay for it. Very interesting. Not your basic museum with statues and pictures.
Written September 24, 2021
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MarcusHurley
Bristol, UK7,729 contributions
Sep 2021
This museum is excavated remains of the original buildings on the market square. There is a glass pyramid with fountains that looks down into part of the excavations and the entrance to the museum is just next to that in the Market Hall.
There is lots to do in the museum and plenty of space. Inside is a good mix of modern display types and exhibits and I think children would get a lot from a museum like this. There is plenty on the history of Krakow and Poland as well as the actual market square and lots about how the city was founded and developed.
We spent a couple of hours on a wet Saturday morning and the only place that was crowded was the cafe. The museum was busy but it occupies a large space so it wasn't crowded. My only complaint was a lot of the writing was either unlit or poorly lit so quite a few things I couldn't even read. Everything was in English as well as Polish though so that's good!
Written September 22, 2021
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Weminuche
Fort Collins, CO64 contributions
Aug 2021
Interesting archeological museum with a nice summary of Polish history in the films at the end. However, not easy to find the entrance. It is now on the corner of the Cloth Hall nearest to St. Mary's Basilica.
Written August 17, 2021
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Razmuz
Copenhagen, Denmark37 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
As a non-Polish speaking visitor I found the museum somewhat confusing. There was not really a clear story and explanation for the exhibits and the order of the exhibits seemed a bit random to me. There were some pretty nice historic film clips in the end, though.
Written August 1, 2021
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Adrian T
Basingstoke, UK132 contributions
Sep 2020
This museum is situated below the Cloth hall and main square. It traces the history of the city as you walk over glass floors above the various strata of previous ages. Each age just built on top of the last. There are interactive exhibits which will keep young ones interested. The information points are in different languages which in my view revert back to Polish way too quickly so you spend quite a bit of time scrolling forward to where you were. There are reconstructed cottages depicting life as well as video shows. This visit costs 24zl which is reasonable for about an hour and a half. Due to Covid, the paths to the Great Scales and Crossing Point are shut off to the public. Worth a visit if you are a history buff or wish to kill a couple of hours.
Written October 18, 2020
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KatySarah
Stoke-on-Trent, UK97 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Found the museum exhibits interesting but there was very little information in English, the parts that were in English seemed to be randomly placed and not relevant to the nearest exhibit. I wouldn’t visit again but I would recommend to a friend if they wanted to see the old city from a different perspective.
Written September 19, 2020
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Mike C
Guildford, UK1,148 contributions
Aug 2020
This is at a far end of the Cloth Hall and as you might expect it is an underground museum. When you are down there you see the different levels of the ages of the city and the way one era has been built on top of the other.

Worth a visit and unless you read everything will be no more than an hour
Written September 4, 2020
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Emblpa44
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK190 contributions
Aug 2020
Unbelieveable that so much history was hidden underground. A fascinated time going from exhibit to exhibit mainly fro the 12th to the 14th century. the place is busy so I recommend you book tickets a day ahead of intended visit
Written August 22, 2020
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