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Cracow Historical Museum - Old Market Underground

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Neighborhood: Stare Miasto
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Address: ul. Rynek Glowny 1, Krakow 31-042, Poland
Phone Number: 48 12 426 50 50
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Absolutely amazing restoration work- what a historical trip

We had to buy 3 days in advance to get tickets for the underground museum- but I'm so glad we got to visit. This is an absolute WOW in terms of layout, historical detail... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As others have said this museum is a little unorganised. There isn't really a narrative running through it and without a guide it's a little hard to follow. We were told we had to buy tickets in advance but when we arrived people were just buying tickets at the desk and we could have entered at any time rather than... More 

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ennis=ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had to buy 3 days in advance to get tickets for the underground museum- but I'm so glad we got to visit. This is an absolute WOW in terms of layout, historical detail, intricate aspects of different stalls, full video style overview of the history of poland- its simply excellent

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a modern type of museum, with interactive displays, short films with actors in historical costume, artefacts well-displayed, archaeological remains in situ, multi-lingual explanations - you can easily spend several hours there if you want. Tickets must be bought in advance and are timed, which is a good idea as there is a maximum number of people allowed in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came here at Saturday. It suppose to work on basis of buying tickets for specific hour and letting inside only limited number of people. However when we came this was not true at all, everyone was welcomed and the place was SO overcrowded. Staff didn't pay even smallest attention to children being more than loud and rude. When we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

paid 16zloty (about£3 19)senior concession full admission is around 19 zloty I think and it was worth every penny.entrance is at front of cloth market and you descend underground.it is huge covering almost all of the square area,it really must have been a huge job.it takes around 2 hours to complete taking you on a journey through krakows history,there is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

On my 3 days vacation in Krakow, while visiting here and there, I was nearly missing this wonderful museum. On my last day, after sunset I happened to remember some reviews about the underground museum of Krakow and thank God that it was open till 10 pm. The museum mainly consisted of the ruins of the Cloth Hall which was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting museum highlighting the Polish way of life in former days in districts around Krakow.Shows different trades and agriculture with an extensive costume collection from different areas.We would have liked more info. on some of the photographs of country life, as we didn't know what was going on!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots to see and read but you really need a guide to take you through (I would recommend paying for the free tours to explain this exhibit). This museum gives you a history of Kraków focusing on the archeological dig in the main square. So it is interesting but not well guided. The interactions are good but some only in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bit hard to find but worth a bit of trouble. A fascinating insight into the history of the beautiful city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A modern multimedia museum displaying the history of Krakow from the times of the first tribes to settle in the area. The archeological dig that led to the discoveries found here is chronicled in pictures and tableaus. You can select a language to read your information and the movies are subtitled in English. There are many interactive displays also so... More 

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