Muzeum Tatrzańskie im. Dra Tytusa Chałubińskiego

Muzeum Tatrzańskie im. Dra Tytusa Chałubińskiego, Zakopane: Hours, Address, Muzeum Tatrzańskie im. Dra Tytusa Chałubińskiego Reviews: 4/5

Muzeum Tatrzańskie im. Dra Tytusa Chałubińskiego

Muzeum Tatrzańskie im. Dra Tytusa Chałubińskiego
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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The main building of the Tatra Museum is a valuable monument of architecture in the Zakopane Style. It was built between 1913 and 1922 to a design worked out jointly by Stanislaw Witkiewicz (façade) and Franciszek Mączyński (technical design). Though modified over the years, the exhibition in the main building has survived to this day unchanged in its basic concept. As before, the goal is to give the visitor an insight into the most important aspects of the natural environment in the Tatra Mountains and the region of Podhale, the history of the area and the local people's way of living, as well as their culture.
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Sylvia B
Brighton, UK94 contributions
Dec 2019
This could be a much better museum if the collection was presented in a more interesting way. It's very much stuck in the 1930s - or even earlier - with dusty labels and with the impression it has been hardly updated since it was created. in the 19th century. Downstairs are a lot of really good photos - very vivid black and white portraits - of famous Polish people (mainly men) but with almost nothing explained in English. We did use internet translation but it would have been much better to have a local interpretation. The rooms from an old farmhouse were interesting - but again, a bit more interpretation would have been good. Also a lot of old country artefacts, clothes and musical instruments - the whole place is desperate for a makeover.
Upstairs are rather dreary geological specimens - unchanged since they were donated 150 years ago. Please do something to make this interesting! There are some fascinating looking fossils - but please tell us their story!
The museum is in prime position on the main street - it could do so much more - how about a cafe? How about applying for EU money?
Written January 4, 2020
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ana4sc
Charleston, SC323 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
Visited on a Sunday, it is tucked away right off the main tourist street. The museum is two floors with exhibits of animals, rocks and history. I went on the first Sunday of the month and it was free.
Written October 6, 2019
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Emily Learman
5 contributions
Aug 2019
The Tatra Museum has many branches besides just its Main Building, and it is a great way to get to know the history and culture of Zakopane. Although the descriptions are only in Polish, it is still easy to follow the exhibits. Artwork, historical artifacts, natural history, and specimens of Tatra Highlander culture are all on display. For anyone visting Zakopane that wishes to see more than just Krupowki Street, the Tatra Museum is an excellent way to get to know the city and its history.
Written August 13, 2019
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retireeVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,655 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Set back from the street, the main museum is a multistoried plaster and stone house on ul Krupowki. The name of the museum is over its front door which faces a side street; there may be no signage on the side of the house that faces the shopping lane so you could miss it. This museum is located about 1 block away from the huge church on the main shopping lane - Kościół Świętej Rodziny/Church of the Holy Family.

The museum has displays on 2 floors about the people and natural history of the Tatras. I enjoyed the displays on the first floor the most which showed rooms in a Highlander's house, Highlander's ethnic clothing, their artistic activity and 19th century farming implements. There was a good display of reverse glass painting which is used in their home decor. The second floor had displays about the geology and animals of the Tatras. It was amazing to see the ammonite fossils that had been discovered in the Tatras. One display case showed stuffed wild animals in a forest setting. Dr. Chalubinski who was an ardent visitor to the Tatras in the mid-1800s had donated his fungi and fern collection to the museum. A sculpted bust of Dr. Chalubinski was on display in the foyer along with information about his importance to Zakapone and his legacy. It was evident that his contribution in helping the community to grow economically was still appreciated. When he recommended TB patients to come to the the Tatra mountains for the clean air, Zakapone developed health clinics/resorts. English information cards for the displays are available at the ticket desk. WC - free - is in the basement. We entered the museum for free on a Sunday in mid-June.

I found the museum displays to be informative and much preferred them to shopping or the gondola ride on a drizzly day. We spent about 30 minutes looking at the displays. Don't expect the displays to be presented like those in a city museum. Outside it was interesting to see the large black and white historical pictures placed on information boards of Zakapone at the turn of the 20th century.
Written August 5, 2018
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T0urist7
Warsaw, Poland1,397 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
A very interesting museum of the history of Zakopane named after Tytus Chałubiński. Must visit and especially when the weather will not be perfect.
Written May 21, 2018
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DollyBirdScotland
Scotland370 contributions
Feb 2018 • Family
This is the key musuem of Zakopane and the Tatra region and forma a pivotal base for the rest of the museum network which are dotted in different villas of the Zakopane style around the town. Here you can see examples of the local Tatra and Goralski culture and the beginings of the independence movement during Poland's partition period. Upstairs is the geology, flora and fauna of the Tatras. There is an introduction in English which the museum can give you but for the political section it is best to ask the museum staff who speak good English as that is mostly all in Polish.
Written February 19, 2018
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KhrizJustTravels
Orlando, FL382 contributions
Feb 2017 • Couples
We had a guide that took us from Krakow so it was great to have someone explaining the artifacts and exhibits since everything seems to be in Polish. I think there may be a entrance fee but our guide had it covered so im not 100% sure. Either way brave inside and enjoy the history of the Zakopane area.
Written December 13, 2017
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Jordana S
Swansea, UK25 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
We went here purely because my fiancé really wanted to see the taxidermy animals upstairs. There appeared to be quite a lot of stuff in the museum regarding the history of the local area and it's culture however nothing was written in English so we had no idea what a lot of the stuff was or what relevance it had. The lady at the entrance did give us an A4 laminated info sheet with a brief description of the exhibits in English when she realised we were not Polish but this only informed us to a point. It was still nice to walk around in there even if we only spent about 5 mins there.
Written November 22, 2017
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Karol J
Liverpool, UK183 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
Nice little Museum off fhe main street. You can learn more about Tatra mountains history and topography. Worth visiting. Admission fee is low and will cost roughly £1.50.
Written October 12, 2017
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Xylonalydon
Malta18 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
It,s a different mountain from the others you can reach it by car by cable car .there are a lot of things to do (activities) tobagan run ec . Long street with market . A place to visit for sure . Last but not least the great and amazing views
Written September 8, 2017
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