We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Museum Gallery of the 19th Century Polish Art

Travelers' Choice award winner
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Rynek Glowny 3, Krakow 31-042, Poland
Phone Number: +48 12 426 50 60
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
$28*
and up
Krakow Museums and Transport Official Pass
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 348 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
A very interesting insight into Poland's self-image in the 19th century.

Poland's chequered history has led to it being extinguished as a nation twice in the 18th century, and moving around the map both before and after those experiences; yet the Poles... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sarum_Castle
,
Bristol, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

348 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 126: English reviews
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
707 reviews
326 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 469 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Poland's chequered history has led to it being extinguished as a nation twice in the 18th century, and moving around the map both before and after those experiences; yet the Poles managed through all that to retain their distinct sense of national identity. This gallery, above the Cloth Hall, displays Polish paintings executed in the 19th century which give a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sarum_Castle
Cold Lake
Level Contributor
147 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you visit centre of Krakow and want to know more about history and art, and especially on a hot or rainy day, visit this gallery which is on the 2nd floor of Cloth Hall. Gallery is not huge, so you might spend only an hour there, but it gives a visitor historical, political and cultural understanding of 19th century... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dana C
Stockholm, Sweden
Level Contributor
37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For some reason the art museums in Poland have divided painting in Polish and non-polish. Here you will many Polish painting of the 19th century. Beautifully displayed, and very pleasant, not very crowded on a thursday evening. Finish or take a break in the well-located café. I took a delicious strawberry-mint drink which cost 14 sloty.

Helpful?
Thank MrsSmotheroftwo
Krakow, Poland
Level Contributor
121 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

It holds some of the best (and the largest) Jan Matejko paintings. The museum is located on the 2nd floor of the Cloth Hall (Sukiennice) and the tickets are very cheap! You can reach the 2nd floor by stairs or by elevator.

Helpful?
Thank AndaAlexandra
Warsaw, Poland
Level Contributor
70 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

What a surprise! Hidden gem in the middle of Krakow Old Square. Small entrance in the right side of Sukiennice building and great gallery on the first floor. You will be suprised by the fantastic quality and beauty of polish paintigs, incl. Impresionism. One of the best in Central Europe. A must for art lovers. There is also a cafe... More 

Helpful?
Thank JacekPOL
Co. Laois, Ireland
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This small museum is located in the upstairs level of the Cloth Hall in the main market square. We really enjoyed browsing at the paintings and especially liked the ones which included views of Krakow from long ago. There are some really beautiful portraits on display, but we especially liked the paintings showing peasants and the countryside. There are wonderful... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Laurie F
Bordeaux, France
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This small gallery contains some wonderful paintings from Poland's stormy history, they convey the spirit and atmosphere of a bygone era, a lot of the paintings are very emotional. This is well worth a visit if you're interested in the polish culture and background. The cafe is nicely hidden away from the crowds below and the shop has some wonderful... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank lusha7
New Jersey
Level Contributor
47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Step thru an unassuming entrance, take the lift up and be treated to a stunning collection of art dating back centuries displayed beautifully in rooms with wall colors that deftly enhance your experience. Don't miss it.

Helpful?
2 Thank Europophile
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
58 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This gallery is found on the second floor of the Cloth Hall. Cost me 9zloty. Very reasonable I thought. Do not know much about Polish art but was pleasantly surprised it has some amazing paintings. Especially the Four in Hand, huge piece of work. Not on your Uffizi scale but beautifully laid out. I also decided to stop and have... More 

Helpful?
Thank KarenJanehoggan
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
357 reviews
236 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

This museum is located on the second floor of the cloth hall. It contains lots of beautiful paintings. I really liked the self portrait of a dark haired female artist holding some brushes. I am giving this museum 4 stars as there is very little details given with the paintings. There is also no catalog available for this museum either.... More 

Helpful?
Thank 2torontotraveller

Travelers who viewed Museum Gallery of the 19th Century Polish Art also viewed

 
Krakow, Lesser Poland Province
Krakow, Lesser Poland Province
 

Been to Museum Gallery of the 19th Century Polish Art? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Museum Gallery of the 19th Century Polish Art and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Museum Gallery of the 19th Century Polish Art staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?