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Cracow Historical Museum - Old Market Underground Branch

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Rynek Glowny 1, Krakow 31-042, Poland
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Reviewed yesterday

If you like a cool museum venture under the square in Krakow. not to be overlooked. dark corners, mood lighting and shadows dancing across the cobblestones.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PhilValle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this museum on a city break to Krakow. A little disappointing. Nothing was really explained clearly and it was difficult to read the descriptions of the displays as it was so dark.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Chiz84
Reviewed 1 week ago

When arriving at the main square and cloth hall you can access the museum via stairs or lift my advice would be pay extra for the headphones as this will add far more context to the experience but still interesting and worth a visit

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Derek S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Discovered during work on Krakow’s Market Square, this museum is 40,000 sq ft of history underground. It includes displays of strata showing centuries of history, displays of housing and shops and workplaces. One of the best opportunities to learn is a system of videos at...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an interesting museum to visit for a low price, it's located directly below the Cloth Hall and accessed from the side of that building. The range of exhibits are extensive and mostly well presented using some good digital media BUT, the ceiling of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Admission is free on Tuesdays and we were lucky enough to get tickets. These are timed admission which prevents overcrowding. It was well worth a visit and very interesting.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jayned2001
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is well organized with fascinating info and displays of ancient Krakow discovered underneath the current old main square. The only drawback was that I thought I had stepped in dog poop before entering the museum, but I did not: half the museum smelled...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank allyn g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum, also known as the Old Market Underground or Rynek Underground, evolved from an archaeological dig in the Main Square in 2009. The dig found the remains of settlements from as far back as the 11th century. These remains were incorporated into an underground...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank kurteg
Reviewed August 9, 2019 via mobile

Great city for with lots of history, beautiful churches to visit and great delicious vegan food to have for good prices. - they have these horse riding caravans on the big square/old town that have these big beautiful horses standing around there from early morning...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

I wasn't sure what to expect here but the underground site has been carefully revealed and offers a fascinating insight into medieval life. There are a lot of interactive boards (available in several languages) and a lot of artefacts. Quite fascinating.

Date of experience: July 2019
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fishfools
June 14, 2018|
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Response from rakefeth | Reviewed this property |
No need for advanced tickets We just walked in Plan for two hours
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piggywiggy01
March 6, 2018|
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Response from ensash | Reviewed this property |
There’s a ticket office on the other side of the cloth hall, opposite side to the main entrance.
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heatherg792
September 26, 2017|
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Response from Rebecca S | Reviewed this property |
Hey. It's not in the cloth hall but in one of the doors on the outside of the building. You will need to book your slot online first and pick your tickets up on one side, then enter on the other (the entry is on the... More
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