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National Museum in Warsaw

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The National Museum in Warsaw houses a world class collection of art and artifacts stretching from antiquity all the way up to the modern day. Visitors will find ancient relics from the Nubian region, which hold a unique permanent home of display...more
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ul. Aleje Jerozolimskie 3, Warsaw 00-495, Poland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

tbh i never knew anything about polish art and this changed when i visited this museum. it is a very nice collection and it's all brought in a pleasant way.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank entunvv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A Great tour, where we could see some of the nation's most famous artwork, sculptures, and medieval religious artifacts that were fascinatingly old. We spent about 2 hours here before we were done.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

there's quite a collection of antiquity and medieval art but what had an effect on me was the paintings collection, they were beautiful and as a foreigner it made me able to understand polish culture better

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum has a great collection of medieval art. Especially noteworthy are the many wooden carved statuary. This museum is just the right size. About 2-3 hours gives you plenty of time to carefully gaze. As a woodworker I liked some of the old wooden...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 4, 2018

Always visit the national museum, everywhere you go. Nice collection of paintings,.. very old religious stuff,.. modern stuff. Worth spending a couple of hours.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

We spent an hour in the mediaeval section. It is a really excellent collection which shows that Polish and other regional art, ie not the mainstream renaissance art promoted by the papacy, the great Italian families, (Medicis, Gonzagas etc) and the kings and queens of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Nice to see on a rainy day. The museum has lots of paintings of polish artists from 19th, 20th and 21st century. And there are usually also some temporary exhibitions.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

What an outstanding Museum! We went on a Tuesday, bonus and it's free on this day! We spent four hours here and could have spent and entire day. Religious section was outstanding and the best exhibition I've seen in years. The gallery was fantastic, and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

The guidebooks don't really give you a good impression of this place. Yeah, it's mostly paintings but they're quite interesting and there's quite a bit more to this Sovietsky museum. I loved it. I think you'll really like it too so don't miss it.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

First of all, please let me premise this review by saying that it is not a political commentary of any type. It is just a recounting of our extraordinary trip to the National Museum, Warsaw because of the extraordinary circumstance we found ourselves in. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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July 1, 2018|
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Response from MarcinDrP | Reviewed this property |
Prices are low enough to not to worry about this!
March 19, 2018|
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Response from NationalMuseumWarsaw | Property representative |
Hello ChrisG29, Thanks for your question. Photography is allowed throughout the permanent galleries, but only WITHOUT the use of flash. Sometimes there are certain limitations in our temporary exhibitions, depending on... More
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Hi looking for suggestions of a nice place to eat around 4pm on a Saturday in November. We are planning to do National Museum in the morning then Christmas market afternoon and evening so we are looking for somewhere around that area. We are a family of four with two kids (4&2) looking for somewhere that does nice food and perhaps also cocktails but is also somewhere that kids of that age are welcome. We like most types of food. Thanks
September 01, 2018|
Response fromjennysg8|
I would recommend Amarone on the corner of George Street and St Andrew Square. Think it would meet all of your requirements.
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14 Day Itinerary feedback- June 2017 (3 Replies)
Hi I am planning a 14day trip to Iceland in mid-late June and just wanted to get some feedback as to my rough plan and possible changes/ideas please. I am travelling solo, and have hired a small 2x4 campervan for 10 days to travel around the island, so most of my accommodation stops are completely flexible and obviously depend on the location of available campsites in each area. Trip starts on 16th June and I depart about 2am on the 30th so effectively last day is the 29th. Day1-...More
January 21, 2017|
Response fromNorthern_Traveler00|
Most of this looks fine. I'd skip the extra day in Reykjavik on the holiday, without many activities available it's just a day in a cute city. Stykkisholmur to Isafjordur is a solid 6 hour drive or ferry + drive with no stops (food/fuel/photos/bathroom. We spent 2 days there this summer (out of 6 days in the West Fjords) and loved it, but your plan just looks like a quick zip up there and a quick zip out of the Fjords, missing most of the highlights. If you're only doing the one night...More
Nuremburg / Wurzburg / both in one day? (3 Replies)
I have 3 days after a business trip to Frankfurt to see some of the surrounding area, and I'd like to spend the time in Bavaria. Currently I plan to visit Nuremburg, Wurzburg or both on the first day. Next day will be to Neuschwanstein, and the third day to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. My quandary is the first day. There are 2 things I really want to see: Residenz in Wurzburg, and the Germanishes National Museum in Nuremburg. However, I'm not sure I could really do either city justice by...More
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We visited both cities last spring. I would not like to do them in a single day. I usually like historical museums but did not enjoy the Germanishes National Museum as much as the Mainfränkisches Museum in the Marienberg Festung at Würzburg. It is a matter of personal tastes. Plus, the GNM relocated its works by Dürer to another building that was closed at that time, adding to my disappointment. We enjoyed Würzburg more, though certainly did not consider our time in Nürnberg wasted. ...More