Jagiellonian University Museum Collegium Maius

Jagiellonian University Museum Collegium Maius, Krakow: Hours, Address, Jagiellonian University Museum Collegium Maius Reviews: 4.5/5

Jagiellonian University Museum Collegium Maius

Jagiellonian University Museum Collegium Maius
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Lessons & Workshops • Art Museums • History Museums
Monday
10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
About
First founded in 1364, this integral part of Krakow life has many distinguished alumni including distinguished Polish intellectuals, political leaders and well-known international figures like Nicolaus Copernicus and Pope John Paul II. The Collegium Maius is the oldest surviving building of the university.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
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Neighborhood: Stare Miasto
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Peter Pinch
35 contributions
Sep 2021
What an amazing Museum if you are interested about history this is one for you, but it is not stuffy, i think most people would find it interesting
Written September 12, 2021
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markb120
Karnei Shomron, Palestinian Territories1,832 contributions
Jan 2020
Very educational place.
Nicely kept. Lots of explanations all around.
The place itself and the exposed items are unique.
Written January 26, 2020
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Inspire587709
786 contributions
Dec 2019
Oldest Polish university with a lot of rich history behind it, and still functions as institute of higher education. Museum has repository of older science instruments.
Written December 26, 2019
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TurnipTownsend
Stockport, UK475 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
1364 foundation of the university
1400 restoration & opening of the Collegium Maui’s
1491 start of Nicolas Kopernik studies
1777 language of teaching changed to polish
1883 liquefaction of oxygen & nitrogen discovery
1993 professors arrested by Nazis
1964 opening of the Uni museum
2002 opening of the third Uni campus
2010 opening of the professors garden.
Reservations in advance:0044126631521
Guided tours in English:mon-fri 13.00
This is one of the most amazing places to visit in Cracow. I have been here many times & not been aware of it!!!
You walk through a door on Jagiellonska 15 & into the courtyard. There are tickets in the reservations but as they have functions, prestigious events etc you might not be able to get in so book in advance. For OAP there is a discount: Ulgowy bilet.
It is like a time capsule: scientific displays, furniture, paintings, incredible library & the old lecture theatre... brilliant!
Written November 27, 2019
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Chrismayor
3 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
Nice place full of history. Amazing everywhere she have too much thing to see it .admire it . Congrats to all krakow people
Written November 7, 2019
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Vince P
Woodland Park, NJ111 contributions
Sep 2019
Much of this 15th-century building (Jagiellonian University's oldest structure) is still in daily use (classes, conferences, offices) but the middle floor is the museum, where 30-minute guided tours (reservations highly recommended, tickets about 3 USD) take you into ceremonial halls, dining halls, professors' residential rooms over the centuries, important artifacts (first globe to show North America, astronomical instruments used by Copernicus, royal scepters, moon rock, a Nobel Prize, and an Oscar). Entrance to the courtyard is free and worth seeing.
Written November 4, 2019
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windytravel79
Budapest, Hungary1,290 contributions
Oct 2019
This was the first university of Poland which is still exist. You can enter into the yard for free. Recommended to get there at 11 am or 3pm as at this two times the clock is working and it shows a short performance.
There is also a museum which can be visited for 12 Zl. There are english tours in every 20 minutes. If you do not have time it is worth to reserve in advance - I couldn't enter the museum as there were many reserved groups.
Written November 3, 2019
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JoanneElizabeth1970
Birmingham, UK147 contributions
Oct 2019
I saw this as part of Krakow Explorer's free walking tour and it was one of the highlights of the tour and somewhere I would never have thought to visit by myself. It's a beautiful place, the courtyard and the few rooms that can be visited. It's so near the main town square yet is easy to miss, definitely worth half an hour of your time.
Written October 22, 2019
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bas t
Brussels, Belgium1,908 contributions
Sep 2019
its a must do visit and it can be done in a hour but is only open certain times of the day so check we went early and missed the crowds as every one headed to the castle first once Inside the muséum is a joy especialy the staircase and lots of exhibits to browse over
Written October 6, 2019
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italy2,187 contributions
Sep 2019
Krakow is a nice town with lot to see, even if I can't say there's something really unmissable.
Guided tour only.
If you have time, it's ok.
Otherwise don't regret it - at least the short tour we had.
Written September 15, 2019
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