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Address: ul. Kredytowa 1, Warsaw 00-056, Poland
Phone Number: +48 22 827 76 41
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Discordant to the point of surreal

20 złoty entrance fee gets you in to this strange museum. The first exhibit we saw was quite self-referential, then there was an exhibit on folk musical instruments which was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 19, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

20 złoty entrance fee gets you in to this strange museum. The first exhibit we saw was quite self-referential, then there was an exhibit on folk musical instruments which was pretty interesting: there were lots of similarities between Celtic and Slavic instruments. Then the shocker hit: the folk costumes. The best way to describe this is a series of folk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting expostion of etnographic items heliping to understand how it all worked before electricity and steam era.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

This is a very interesting museum, You will get to know a lot about polish material culture and you will appreciate beautiful clothings from the polish traditions. Maybe not that big

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

We had read rave reviews about this museum- one article in a guide even going so far as to say that it was far ahead in its displays etc. We managed to find it not far from the Sofitel overlooking the Tomb of US. First thing to bear in mind is it doesn't open until 12pm on Sundays, not 11am... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2015

I can't remember everything I saw here. I did look through the windows of the Sofitel Hotel Victoria on my way to the exhibit and thought it would be a nice place for a rest and refreshments. As for the museum I just remember I was so impressed...by finding an exhibit of grave markers in a museum. I never thought... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2015

Most museums are all about "high art and culture," you know, paintings and sculpture and stuff. This museum is about everything else, and particularly, ethnic clothing. I am fascinated by artifacts of how people actually lived, and this museum, while diverse and quirky, has a lot of that realia. When I visited (March '15), there was a huge exhibit of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2014

I was disappointed, given Polish History, that there wasn't more Polish content. The Chinese Exhibition was very good and well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2014

The few gems you will find here will make it worthwhile, also the cafe/store is beautifully designed.

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Newcastle, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2014

Very small museum lacking any cohesion to presentation of collection. I went on basis of recommendation by the in your pocket guide expecting to get an insight into Polish cultural heritage. The staff were unwelcoming and there was no information/map at ticket desk. There was a good exhibit of folk instruments but wasn't enough to make a visit worthwhile.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2014

Small but impressive museum, close to the Old City and the Business center as well. Presenting folk costumes, you can hear the music of folk instruments (recorded, through headphones)

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