Archaeological Museum
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Micha N
Breda, The Netherlands228 contributions
Jul 2022
Yes it's not a big museum, it has a small collection aswell but the quality is rather remarkable. We liked the Egyptian and Greek stuff best. We'd advice you to buy a combiticket to see everything. It's barely extra compared to all the exhibites individually.
Written July 30, 2022
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patjaniak
Warsaw, Poland166 contributions
Mar 2022
I was there with 5 years son and I can tell You, it was a good place. First of all, not a crowdy place, second mummies!
But not only this, I was surpised about other exhibition, prehistoric people and their houses on this area, we have lot of fun!
Museum is old -style but this time it was ok, and it is oldest archeological museum in Poland
Written May 8, 2022
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Emma
Bristol, UK211 contributions
Feb 2022 • Solo
I found the exhibits to be a bit of a mixed bag here - there was a lot of interesting stuff from Egypt and a great part showing how fashion and settlements have changed over the centuries, however there were several parts of the museum with no translation into any other languages. Appreciate that it's in Poland but I'd imagine it attracts a lot of tourists so that was a shame - there were some parts translated but not all.
Another thing to note is that some of the Egyptian exhibits are very dark - I think it's to help preserve the artifacts but quite tricky to see at times!
The staff were very helpful in directing people round in the right order.
I probably wouldn't do it again but if you've got an interest in Egypt then it's worth a look!
Written February 14, 2022
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Nataša A
Belgrade, Serbia185 contributions
Jul 2019
Even Egyptian section is worth seeing, and some pottery was interesting too - we came there to see very rare ancient idol. Since those idols were usually made of wood they didn't survive through the time. This one is made of limestone and was discovered in river bed where it was hidden probably from 10th century when Kiev Russia accepted Christianity. Some say it is Slavic god "Svevid" (the one who see everything) others think it might be different deity. Every side of it is different, an piece is exhibited in a manner one can walk around and see all sides. I was impressed.
Museum it self is rather small but lovely, approached through beautiful garden.
Fees are low, and it is time and money well spent.
Written February 16, 2020
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MinkyMy
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Nov 2019 • Couples
Very rude man at the entrance where you buy tickets, we asked for two permanent exhibit tickets (which we hadn’t realised was free on Sundays) and we were sold one ticket for Pompeii at 29 pln. When we realised the man refused to refund us, completely ignored us whilst serving other customers. A polish man translated for us that we needed a refund, the man still refused and the polish man trying to help us said he was embarrassed that the ticket man was being so rude. We eventually sold the ticket to another customer since the staff member didn’t want to help. First thing to note is that it’s very dark, signs explaining the displays very poorly lit and very little in the way of translations so I wasn’t sure what exactly I was looking at half the time. They have some interesting ancient Egyptian artefacts and mummies but again little translation. There were some odd models of animals through the ages in boxes half filled with sand, it appeared that Warthogs had been around for most of the history of the world as they appeared in every display. There were also some odd displays of house building through the ages, most of these seemed very similar and progresses from wooden hut to castle very suddenly. Before leaving I went to use the toilets however both cubicles had massive dumps in them so I had to use a cafe instead, I think they should be inspected more frequently. When leaving we needed to pick up our bags but the attendant appeared busy doing some online shopping so there was a bit of a wait. Overall pretty unfriendly and unhelpful staff, poor explanations of displays and not all that interesting. I would strongly recommend the museum of Ethnography which was much more interesting, well curated and has friendly human beings!
Written November 3, 2019
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Kate
York, UK11 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
Great museum, their permanent exhibitions seem very thorough, some of it was a bit hard to understand as there weren’t always English translations. That being said mostly there were and they were very accurate. Loved the Egyptian rooms, be warned the lighting is very low (assuming for conservation) but fascinating. The Pompeii exhibition is also here at the moment and was very good, amazing what genuine items from Pompeii they had and how intact they are.
Written October 27, 2019
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R_G_Baker
Russell, New Zealand711 contributions
Aug 2019
I am a history and archaeology fan so when I read that Krakow has a dedicated Museum to Archaeology I made it my first priority.

However, perhaps my expectations were a tad too high as when I first entered I felt it lacking both in displays and most importantly translations...The first room is a collection of finds I am guessing from around Krakow and how building styles have evolved here - or that is what I gathered from the pictures.

From there one goes up one flight of stairs to the Egyptian Section. There they do have English Translations but the rooms are fairly dark and even with my reading glasses it is hard to make out what they say - in particular since they are all very low positions - almost knee height... however, plenty of finds and a number of sarcophagi and mummies - some of which have been x-rayed or ct scanned. Sadly again no explanation for someone less familiar with Egypt as to timeline, where these were found or any more info that might make it more interesting also for Children.

Then up another flight of stairs to the two areas that I found very well done (but have room for improvement as well) - a detailed timeline with both finds and plant materials and maps of the local region - that is nicely done indeed and then onto a room with some displays of what people looked like and what houses looked like - from the first occupation to about 10th century AD - here in the local region.

Lastly, while I was there they had a travelling exhibition that was really good. About the "Barbarian Tsunami" the time from the middle of the Roman era here to the "dark ages" - very well done that one but it is only here for a limited time.

All and all a well worth visit but has room for a lot of improvement.
Written August 23, 2019
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Gl0betr0tter
Oakland, OR312 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
We stopped by here when we tour to Auschwitz got messed up and we got left without plans for the day.
Very interesting exhibits from different times and regions of the world.
They have AC, which was nice on that extremely hot summer day.
Written July 28, 2019
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Katrien S
Ghent, Belgium1,982 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
On a rainy day I had a bit of time left over before 6 pm, and decided to visit this museum. The museum has several parts, the first is a room with local finds, none of which are spectacular, but they are nicely displayed with lots of information panels detailing archaeology and the finds themselves.
The main part of the museum is its collection Egyptian art and sarcophagi, which is brilliant. Everything is nicely displayed, although here there is less information here.
There is also a small, but rather representative of pre-Columbian ceramics from Peru. Finally, there is a large educational section about pre-history, which I mostly skipped.
Written May 22, 2019
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ColKilgore73
North West England, UK96 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Called in on our last day as it was on and off raining, around £2.50 to get in but worth every penny, not really a museum person but offered a lot off information about Egypt and the mummies etc. Somebody previously mentioned that there wasn't much about Krackow, all I can assume is that they didn't have the correct ticket. we had two sets, the second tickets got us into the whole history of the city from something like 1200 BC with detailed information and translations on how the city grew from a small settlement to a medieval city.
Written May 13, 2019
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