Stained Glass Museum (Muzeum Witrazu)

Stained Glass Museum (Muzeum Witrazu)

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Tuesday
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Guided tours in English: Tuesday - Saturday at 12:00 and 3::00 p.m. In the Stained Glass Museum, exhibition spaces intertwine with the old stained glass workshop, functioning since 1902. The visitors can observe the process of stained glass creation, in the warm atmosphere of the historic workshop, directly above the heads of artists and craftsmen. For this reason visiting the museum is possible only with a guide and starts with at least two people. Ticket prices per person (including our English guide): adults 42 PLN, student 35 PLN, family (2+2) 140 PLN Visitors can also book workshops with master craftsmen and make their own stained glass souvenir. There are three workshops options: 2 hrs, 3 hrs or 2 days long, at the price 199 PLN, 280 PLN or 1100 PLN per person respectively. The price in each case includes: - guided tour of the museum and workshop - coffee break - creation of stained glass object under the artist's guidance - your own stained glass object to take home.
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Zoryana C
3 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
I am not a big fun of museums, in general, but I really enjoyed this wonderful authentic place. A tour guided by the Ukrainian girl Natalia was extremely interesting and I would definitely recommend it to all people who like art and those who want to spend time enjoyably. There’s a cozy cafe inside with nice atmosphere, which is a big plus.
So, thank you all for great time and thank you Natalia for giving an insight into the stain glass creation process.
Written November 12, 2022
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joe Thompson
3 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Excellent experience we had the tour from Aleksandra, who is extremely knowledgeable and very friendly. After the tour we opted for the workshop experience where we made two small pieces of stained glass. Between the tour and the workshop we had some complimentary tea and fresh croissants

Highly recommended 👌
Written November 25, 2022
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Lizara K
Seoul195 contributions
Jul 2020
I've never seen another museum like this one. It was absolutely worth the time to walk a few minutes out of the Old Town and take this tour to learn about the process of making stained glass, see a few interesting examples, and even try part of the painting process ourselves. I also liked the more modern examples of stained glass art that they showed us and wouldn't have minded seeing a few more, even just in pictures.
Written July 6, 2020
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Mougan74
Glasgow, UK9 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
As an artist and stained glass maker myself, this was one of my reasons for visiting Krakow. (I could have gone anywhere else in the world.)

I occasionally go on holiday alone. Although my partner or friends join me sometimes, I like to freedom to please myself and go alone. Their free time work commitments don't always suit mine.

On entering the reception I was told that one person isn't enough to do a tour. A single ticket might not bring in a much money but how many single tourists or visitors don't attend because of this. A year's worth of single entry does add up.

I was offered one further date, but I booked on a walk run by 'Guru walks' The walks are free but one can offer a donation at the end. I gave the guide 200 zlopty for a differently themed walk.

The box office said said 'I should bring another person', which isn't really practical to ask someone from Scotland to join me then are there.

There didn't seem further dates during my stay that I can attend.

When I tried to visit I had 5000 zloty, plus my bank card. Without a tour, I didn't seem to have much opportunity to buy anything else, or in a buying mood, while there.

I am often in a generous mood, such as the 200 zloty, for the guided walking tour yesterday. Depending on the stained glass and their attitude I might have given a substantial contribution for a private tour.

It's quite a bad attitude arrive alone you get nothing, if there's with more than one then you get access to the museum and workshop.

I have been extremely generous with money, high tips at cafes and I've tipped musicians at the end of concerts, despite having a paid a ticket, I've given musicians a lot of money to say thank you. There's the local economy tourist support: museums, restaurants, concerts, taxis.

The two person rule is on their website, but it isn't very prominent. I only discovered it after I left. It never occurred to me there would be such a rule. I've never experienced in this country or abroad. There's no way someone buying a ticket knows if there is one one that day.

For an art museum, and a working studio space, it seems to care more about money than allowing an artist ( painter) and I do stained glass too back home,

Artist, often work alone. Artists, also sometimes travel alone too.

Very disappointed. I'll not return to Krakow, and probably not Poland again.
Written October 8, 2021
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OMCZ
126 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Took the English speaking tour today. We got a very warm welcome in the ticket area and it is a nice place for a coffee before the tour starts. We learned a lot. The guide gave a very informative and interesting tour. She was kind and mindful to help the more elderly members of the group. The glass is beautiful.
Written March 31, 2022
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Inna H
Boston, Massachusetts256 contributions
Apr 2015 • Family
In this day and age when everything is made cheaply, and is hard to find true craftsmen, Museum of Stained Glass in Krakow offers a peek at how amazing true craftsmen are. Here you will find a knowledgeable tour guide, who will tell you about the history of the place and the process of putting the stained glass together, as well as locations around Krakow where their works can be found (mostly churches, cathedrals, and public buildings).
We all know art when we see it, so indeed it is a museum of the highest level.
English tours are offered on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 12:00 for 32PLN/person.
Written April 17, 2015
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Smartartz
Stockport, UK32 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
My wife is into arts and crafts, and I'll admit to being a tad indifferent to the idea of trekking around a stained glass workshop. Wrong! This is a little gem of a museum - well it's not a museum at all really. This is a functioning stained glass studio, still producing major pieces of work for churches and other institutions. The guides are all practising - and highly skilled - craftspeople, and as well as being a fascinating insight into the technicalities of an ancient skill, the tour also tells a story of a company surviving the sometimes bloody ebb and flow of central European twentieth century history. If you've enjoyed the amazing Wyspianski windows in the Basilica of St Francis or at Wawel Cathedral then this tour - which takes about an hour or so, is well worth the ten minute walk from the centre of the old town. This was one of the highlights of our five days in Krakow.
Written March 22, 2017
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Chris0506
Carluke, UK32 contributions
Dec 2017 • Solo
This was definitely a highlight of my third visit to Kraków! I was the only person on the 12 o'clock English tour of the workshop and gallery and the whole visit was an absolute delight. My guide, Weronika, was charming as was the colleague who had just started today and who joined us on the tour. (Apologies to her that I didn't ask for her name - especially as she served me the most delicious coffee and croissant As I waited for the tour to begin!) Weronika was both informative and enthusiastic - and her command of English put me to shame! What a superb idea to have craftspeople share their enthusiasm for their work with others. I can't recommend this place highly enough.Thank you!
Written December 5, 2017
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Tim T
Hsinchu, Taiwan13 contributions
Dec 2014 • Couples
I don't recall seeing any other stained glass window museum before, so this was like opening up a new sphere of knowledge. This little museum is only open for a 1 hour tour starting from noon 12:00 sharp on Thu, Fri, Sat. Three tours a week, that's it. We arrived 10 minutes before it began and were the only people there, and thus had an exclusive tour.

In the short hour, you're walked through how the stained glass windows are made (in an actual factory), some tidbits on "what makes a stained glass window more expensive than other stained glass windows",etc, etc, and also some history. It was fun and beautiful to get REALLY upclose to the glass windows.

Great place to drop by. The old town area is a 5~10 minute walk away for lunch afterwards.
Written December 11, 2014
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Stellayin
Paris, France188 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
My husband and I have come to this place to know more about the stained glass windows that we always see in the European churches. We took the standard workshop formula, which includes a one-hour guided tour and a two-hours workshop. Our guide Karolina spoke fluent English and was herself also a stained glass artist. She took us to the atelier and explained to us the different procedures to make a piece of stained glass window. Then we went to the painting section, where she explained how to paint a figure on the glass, let us try to remove colors from the glass, which was not easy at all! Then she showed us a machine where they fire the paint layer by layer on the glass. At the end we visited their collections, really moving when you see works of the greatest Polish artists. After the guided tour, we had a 15 minutes coffee break, we could eat croissants, coffee and tea while waiting for our teacher to come. Our teacher, Serena, also spoke fluently English. She gave each one of us an apron and protection glasses, then took us to the atelier. We started to choose the main patterned glass, then 4 colored glasses that we have to cut into rectangular shapes, then polish the glasses, and finally use the Tiffany lamp technique to assemble the 5 pieces of glasses together. I must say, it's not so easy to cut the glasses. But with Serena's help, I could finally finish my work. In my opinion, this is the best souvenir that I can bring back home from Poland! Authentic Polish artwork all made by yourself!
Written June 2, 2017
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