Muzeum Krakowa - Rynek Podziemny

Muzeum Krakowa - Rynek Podziemny

Muzeum Krakowa - Rynek Podziemny
4.5
Speciality MuseumsNatural History MuseumsHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
The Rynek Underground exhibition presents not only Krakow’s rich history, but also the connections between the city and mediaeval Europe’s chief centres of trade and culture. Moreover, it portrays the significance of the capital of Poland in the operation of the Hanseatic League. The real historical objects on display, just to mention 14th-century coins, decorations, and pottery, are proof of the European cultural and trade exchange that continued here incessantly for hundreds of years. The tourist route under the Main Market Square leads between the stone and brick walls of the cellars of former trading sites, including the Kramy Bolesławowe Stalls, Kramy Bogate Stalls, the Great Scales, and the Cloth Hall. Opening hours: Winter season (November – March) Monday, Wednesday - Sunday 10.00-20.00 Tuesday 10.00-16.00 Summer season (April – October) Monday 10.00-20.00 Wednesday - Sunday 10.00-22.00 Tuesday 10.00-16.00 Exhibition is closed on every second Monday of the month.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Mari
England, UK7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Found the first part of museum repetitive with little information. The second part was what redeemed it, about 10 minute looped videos near the end which had a lot of information in them. They were very interesting to listen to but there’s a lack of seats/room to stand so if we came at a slightly busier time it would be difficult to watch them to begin with. Was shouted at by a security guard for being too close to an exhibit although there were no signs warning us or any physical boundaries around things.
Written March 26, 2023
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StokerStu
Stoke Golding, UK17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Creatively and (generally) well presented using a good mix of video, interactive screens, info boards and exhibits. It’ll keep your attention all the way round. A must for history fans, especially medieval. Fascinating insight with “ in situ” archaeology. We spent 2 hours at a relaxed pace: could easily take over 3 hours if you read everything. Plenty to see. Arrived at opening time and bought tickets for immediate entry. Not sure if this is always possible.
One star reluctantly deducted because some info boards are very difficult to read in the low light and there is no English language version of the excellent looking guide book.
Well worth visiting at any time, not just on a rainy day.
Written March 10, 2020
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Samantha F
Hawkinge, UK44 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
The museum was interesting but a lot of the exhibits are just the same thing over and over with no story tying it together as you move through the exhibit.
It could do with an audio guide. The information screens were ok.

Also try to avoid going at times where there are lots of groups on guided tours - the tour guides have no qualms about standing right in front of you and delivering their speech in whatever language when you are looking at one of the displays.
Written November 13, 2022
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JMJ65
Hartington, UK98 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Quite literally the worst experience I’ve ever paid for.
Save your time and money and do something useful instead.
I’m convinced that they keep it so dark inside to prevent you from realising just how dreadful the experience would be if they had the lights on.
Even if you find an object of interest, it’s so dark you can’t read the associated information boards. Had to use the torch on my phone for the few items of interest.
Basically your looking at old foundations, most of which aren’t even original and a few relics thrown in to try to make something of the place.
Wouldn’t give it the time of day. Felt completely ripped off.
Written October 25, 2023
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Paul C
Milan, Italy23 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Very disappointing. A somewhat haphazard arrangement of artefacts and art over three levels although there’s no chronological descriptions to orient the visitor or indication of the historical significance of the exhibits. Whilst the museum has other centres describing life in Krakow during the wars it completely ignores the role of the town and townsfolk during the Jewish roundups and deportations. Much more needed on this period.

Over policing with security staff in every room who follow you around making the visitor feel very uncomfortable.

With a little effort the museum could be much more user friendly and informative for visitors.
Written October 11, 2023
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Olga B
Kyiv, Ukraine105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
That was an exellent interactive museum experience. The staff was friendly enough to show you the right direction, as there was quite an amount to see, to touch, to try, from the ancient times till the modern. You can not only watch a lot and read a lot about the history, but also you can measure your hight and weight in the medieval units, that was fun.
Please note that the tickets office is located on the opposite side of the buildings block and is closed earlier that the museum itself. We failed to get in for the first day, and succeed from the second try.
Written July 11, 2022
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LakridsKaffe
United Kingdom134 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
I really, really enjoyed this museum. If it wasn’t because the low lighting makes it hard to read the signs sometimes, I would’ve given it 5 stars. It’s super informative, both for adults and kids, with exhibits and displays throughout, photographs of the archeological process, and a lot of videos to explore at the end.

I gave myself too little time to see the whole place which turned out to be much larger than expected. I think 2-3 hours would be the right amount of time to see most of the museum.
Written February 25, 2023
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Redkitewatcher64
Andover, UK2,004 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Stopped off here on the way back to our hotel after a day exploring the jewish quarter. It is located below the main cloth hall. We went to the main entrance only to be told you had to go to the other side of the building and then return back to the entrance to go in . It is a large museum and obviously has had a lot of money spent on it. It shows some of the archelogical remains of the old city buried beneath the car park. There are a lot of artefacts and several hands on exhibits. However I found it very dark and a lot of the information was in small print and difficult to read in the low light. Several of the exhibits only had the wording and commentary in polish which was a little frustrating. It was ok but we didn't spend long there , and I think there are better places to visit in the city
Written December 27, 2023
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LuckyeddieBristol
Wickwar, UK222 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
With ticketing available on one side of the Cloth Hall and the entrance on the other, getting inside was a bit of a challenge. But it was worth it. The extensive archeological excavations are displayed in the context of life in medieval Krakow. A mixture of physical exhibits you can walk over or up to and touch, videos, interactive models, reading material on notices and screens meant we could pick and choose our way around. An hour or so well spent and we came out chatting about how good an experience it was.
Written January 23, 2020
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Katja BB
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Krakow is really nice. An old cultural town filled with an urban young vibe and many small very, very cheap restaurants compared to Denmark. Even in the main square the beer was a lot cheaper than in Denmark. We stayed for three nights and got around to see the most important including Nova Huta (but except Auschwitz). We stayed just outside Stare Miasto and could walk to everything in the city.
Written June 6, 2023
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