Cracow Saltworks Museum - Castle Location

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Cracow Saltworks Museum - Castle Location

Cracow Saltworks Museum - Castle Location
4.5
Speciality Museums • Castles
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9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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The Saltworks Castle in Wieliczka was the historical seat of the mine's management board between the 13th century and 1945. Currently is available to tourists and is the official seat of the Cracow Saltworks of Wieliczka. You can see: - Tower: (14th century) the only facility of this type preserved in Medieval urban fortifications - Shaft: (13th century) the oldest in Poland. - Saltworks kitchen (15th century) and an astounding collection of of salt cellars (16-20 century), approx. 400 in all. The Wieliczka Saltworks Castle was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Admission 8/5 PLN, family ticket 15 PLN, Saturday free. Guided tours in English 45 PLN per person; must be booked at least 14 days in advance.
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PavlaPavla
Chrudim, Czech Republic5,598 contributions
When I was in Wieliczka, the castle was undergoing renovation. Only the part containing the museum was made available to visitors. To my surprise, entry was free. Only later did I learn that entry was free every Saturday.

Exhibits related to Wieliczka were displayed on two floors. The samples of salt shakers were very interesting. One of them was even made of gold. I also liked the model that showed how the town looked several centuries ago.

At the time of my visit, there was also a temporary exhibition of paintings by Teofil Ociepka. I had never heard of this painter before and was not familiar with his work. I really liked his paintings with themes of jungle and fairy-tale animals.
Written July 19, 2022
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SupEvan
Norway374 contributions
Friends
A great museum, very interesting and so much fun to visit. It was the best part of my trip! Go check it out.
Written July 18, 2018
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mercury_wpc
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia105 contributions
Friends
We stumbled upon this while waiting for the salt mine tour. It did not have a lot of exhibitions but it was free and there were descriptive information for the sites/buildings. We spent 10min there which was an excellent 10min in the otherwise saddest touristy town ever. The town centre had a mini square with a few shops that looked like they supply mainly to a retired community.
Written September 13, 2017
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Sarah C
Dallas, TX608 contributions
Solo
Entrance is about 4 PLN and you can enter the watch tower and see the first mine entrance from 9 centuries ago (now covered). You can also enter the actual building where you can see the miners assembly hall, a few hallways, and a room with miniature figurines and other small collector items. The whole tour takes about 30 mins.
Written February 8, 2014
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Halcatra
Edinburgh, UK483 contributions
Family
As long as I loved salt mine in Wieliczka, the castle was slightly disappointing. It is also on Unesco list together with a salt mine, but I am not sure if it really deserves it. The exhibitions are small and not really interesting. You can see something, it is even quite pretty, but not real 'wow'. Poland has another, more beautiful castles.
Written April 9, 2019
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Christopher L
Hewitt, NJ793 contributions
Friends
It's quite amazing what artifacts and exhibits they put on display 135 meters below the city above. It's a very interesting and expansive collection of salt mining history. Tours are conducted in many languages and take about an hour. Wear a light jack and have walking shoes on.
Written August 8, 2017
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ffeverywhere
Jaipur, India380 contributions
Couples
Not many people pay attention to this hidden gem after visiting the salt mines. Its a small walkable distance from the mine or train station through the gardens. Although the entrance is paid and very cheap but I was surprised that they offered free tickets on weekends. Collection is good and can take atleast an hour easily. staff was also very friendly and helpful.
Written December 29, 2015
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markinstoke
23 contributions
Couples
We didn't expect to see that, a MASSIVE church carved from salt as well as numerous statues. really, really good.
Written March 11, 2014
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Aerojeff
Salisbury, NC98 contributions
Family
While we had only a little time after the Salt Mine tour, we spent a little while walking around the Castle grounds and took a peek in the Saltworks Museum. I definitely would do the Salt Mine tour over the Castle and Museum, but stop by here if you can. Since you enter and exit the mine in different locations, the Castle and Saltworks Museum is conveniently located near the exit.
Written July 2, 2019
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Squazle
Mellor, UK162 contributions
Couples
If you visit Krakow it would be a shame to miss a tour of the salt mine. Located approximately. Half an hour drive from Krakow centre (depending on traffic), the salt mine boasts some amazing underground chambers, statues and chapels.

The mine has produced enough salt to build the pyramids of Giza! Be aware though, you have to descend the mine on foot down hundreds of steps! There is, however, an entrance to make the mine accessible for disabled persons.

Once you get to each of the three levels you visit on the tour out of a total of nine, you will be amazed by what you see and encounter. Allow three hours for the underground tour. In summer there are approx. 9000 visitors a day. It's warm too at about 16 degrees.

There are toilets when you are inside but not until the end of the tour where there is also a shop and a cafe.

To get back to the top you have to get in a lift. It's an extremely small lift (2mx1m at the most) they squeeze 8 people in them and the doors open inwards!!! It's cosy to say the least, luckily you are at the top in 45 seconds.

Floors are uneven and slippery in parts so wear sensible shoes!
Written March 10, 2019
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