Rynek Underground

Rynek Underground, Krakow: Address, Phone Number, Rynek Underground Reviews: 4/5

Rynek Underground
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Speciality Museums • History Museums
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Adrian T
Basingstoke, UK132 contributions
History below the city
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, UK95 contributions
Good and bad points
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, UK1,044 contributions
Museum of the past floor levels of the city
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, UK189 contributions
Real History
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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scorpionsa
Adelaide, Australia192 contributions
I can see why this place gets mixed reviews, it is interesting but hard work.
Feb 2020
The Rynek Underground is a museum under the main square in Krakow which has remnants of Krakow from centuries ago. The majority of the museum is parts of Old Krakow which have been excavated and to get an understanding of what you are seeing you need to use interactive screens. Unfortunately they let way too many people in at the same time to actually be able to effectively look at the screens. If you can't read the screens I think this detracts a lot from what you are seeing (particularly as the lighting is low - presumably to protect the exhibits). After you've been through the ruins and looked at the recovered artefacts there are some very interesting videos which highlight Krakow's history which are well worth a watch.

Would recommend, but try and go when fewer people are present (I did go on a Saturday in February - maybe mid-week would be better? I hate to think how busy it would be in peak tourist season).
Written April 10, 2020
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GL6101995
Sliema, Malta5 contributions
Informative Exhibition
Jan 2020
Interesting archaeological and historical museum. A guide is a must as the multi lingual screens were small and did not offer a lot of info and they were shared between a lot of visitors who required different languages. The history films were very good and informative. The place was very clean and not too cold. Free bag drop at the entrance.
Written April 4, 2020
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Helen V
Belfast, UK10 contributions
Shows what Krakow used to be!
Mar 2020
It was a great little museum, and obviously a lot of work has gone into it to show how Medieval Krakow looked. It is mostly interactive, and some of the touch screens were not very touch friendly! It took a little while for the information to load. The actual parts that showed the original walls and the things they'd found whilst doing the digging was amazing, and probably was the best part of it.
Definitely worth a look but don't expect a wealth of information - also, the lighting is dark and dingy, so difficult to read some of the information!
Written March 10, 2020
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Jan D
Isle of Luing, UK132 contributions
Excellent way to preserve the archaeology under the main square but...
Mar 2020
A lot of money has been spent on this museum but there is room for improvement. There are a lot of interactive screens with good information in several languages but the labelling of much of the archaeology is confusing and limited. Made worse the low light level.
The leaflet given on entry is useless, white lettering on orange in low light can't see it to read.
There is a good series of films telling the history of Poland.

The entry system is strange according to the website and the information on the door entry is in groups of 29 plus a guide and you can book your slot. We just walked in but there is no guided tour. A tour or self guiding with headset would make this more informative and accessible.
Written March 8, 2020
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Angelo & Alessa
Weymouth, UK19 contributions
Not great not bad
Apr 2019 • Couples
Interesting but a lot to improve. Interactive screens confusing, no labels at exhibits without labels and if any not in english. Difficult to find a ticket office and more difficult to find the entrance. Shame, as there are many interesting things inside.
Written March 6, 2020
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Kcoyne2013
Alsager, UK234 contributions
Interesting and interactive
Feb 2020
On our last day in Kraków we had enough time to visit here. It's around 5 pound to visit this museum and it's based on the main square under the cloth house. The museum houses artifacts discovered under the market square and shows how it used to look. As you love around the museum you can see the original footings, stonework, roads, hear the story of how they were discovered and see the other treasures that were discovered during the restoration. Worth a couple of hours to get a feel for the history of the place
Written February 25, 2020
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