Cracow Saltworks Museum - Salt Mine Location

Cracow Saltworks Museum - Salt Mine Location, Wieliczka: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Cracow Saltworks Museum - Salt Mine Location Reviews: 4.5/5

Cracow Saltworks Museum - Salt Mine Location

Cracow Saltworks Museum - Salt Mine Location
4.5
Speciality Museums • Mines
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Museum Route in Cracow Saltworks Museum is located entirely on level III of the mine and is about 1.5 kilometres long. Sightseeing of the Route takes about 1 hour. Sightseeing of Museum Route does not entail any additional cost, it can be visited by the same ticket to the Mine. What are the major features on the Museum Route? The giant horse powered hoisting machines represent one of the chief attractions. The device known as the "Polish" is the world’s largest wooden mining machine! Lovers of arts and handicraft will surely be enchanted by paintings of Jan Matejko, the precious Horn of the Hewer Guild and a luxury train constructed for the top authorities of the Austria-Hungary Empire. The Museum Route also features smaller objects illustrating both work of historical Wieliczka miners, their customs and everyday life. There are also places that will attract attention of nature lovers, such as the exhibition of salt crystals from the famous Crystal Caves.
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FortysomethingSue
Gloucester, UK5 contributions
Lots of stairs, claustrophobic lift, pretty boring tunnels etc
Sep 2021 • Couples
This tour costs around £20 for foreign visitors, about £5 more than Polish tours.

The tour starts with a descet down around 60 flights of stairs so anyone with bad knees or hips are in trouble!
The tour consists of A LOT of boring tunnels interspersed with some large caverns. No stalagtites etc.
There are some impressive 'churches' but again, very repetitive and man made carved statues in black salt.
The tour guide's English was fairly poor.
The tour groups run so close together you can't hear your guide above the ones in front and behind.
The lift back up to the top resembles a game of sardines for 8 people and is VERY RICKETY. Beware anyone even remotely claustrophobic.
Really disappoints. Expensive, poor guiding, very repetitive and physically quite a challenge....
Final thought, you may as well go on the Polish tours, they are cheaper and for the commentary 'this is a salt tunnel, this is a salt cavern' you may as well tag onto one of them.
Written September 12, 2021
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Emilia L
South Ayrshire, UK11 contributions
Fantastic tour
Sep 2020 • Couples
Great tour guide and experience, we were on the four o’clock tour and didn’t finish til around 6/6:30 which made the most of our time. However very difficult to get to via public transport we spent nearly two hours trying to get there as the trains were not running and bus stop is hard to find
Written September 10, 2020
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Loklinka
Prague, Czech Republic74 contributions
Museum
Aug 2020 • Solo
Extension of the original tour. Worth it. It's another hour under the qround. I felt the salt in my nose. It was spending a week by the ocean. Stay as long as you can. Your nose and throat will thank you. Especially nowadays.
Written August 25, 2020
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Dziękujemy za tą pozytywną recenzję :)
Written February 3, 2021
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Roland Q
44 contributions
Visit to the salt mine
Mar 2020 • Couples
The tour of the salt mine was extremely interesting and our tour guide was excellent giving us all amazing facts about the lives of the mine workers throughout the ages. Highly recommended tour but be aware there are many steps to go down at the start of the tour.
Written March 9, 2020
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Sanka1
Bicester, UK3,076 contributions
Brilliant tour
Feb 2020 • Couples
A brilliant attraction which shows the history of the salt trade in Krakow and the mine overall. The salt mine is located within 30mins from Krakow and is a must do which doesn't cost that much. You're escorted by a tour guide and please check timings of tours before you reach the place.

The tour takes 2 hours and involves climbing down stairs (around 800 steps in total) so wear appropriate footwear. The whole tour is safe and travelled by millions per year. Most mainstay hotels in Krakow arrange these tours so they should be able to provide guidance.
Written February 29, 2020
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JenBickford
Swansea County, UK38 contributions
Salt mines were amazing but everyone’s audio devices weren’t working.
Feb 2020 • Couples
The mines are very impressive and definitely worth the visit. Our issue was that the audio device for the tour did not work and this was the case for most of the people on our tour.
Written February 22, 2020
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Charles F
Ireland132 contributions
The 39 hundred steps
Feb 2020
Well worth the walking , about €20 each adult for guided tour which last about 2 hours - as the titles say be prepared for lots and lots of downwards steps - particularly at the start . You can take photos and there are free toilet out side and inside . There can be a some queues to get the lift back up
Written February 19, 2020
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Sharon M
6 contributions
Salt mine tour
Feb 2020 • Couples
Excellent day. Informative and interesting. Lucas our guide was funny and engaging . Would recommend to all ages
Written February 8, 2020
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Phil125
Minehead, UK17 contributions
Cracow stay
Dec 2019 • Friends
Went with my friends on a Sunday afternoon. I loved it I went on the miners trip and enjoyed wearing the outfit the guide was brilliant and made it funny. I enjoyed the tasks we done will go again
Written December 18, 2019
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ScottiesKirkcaldy
Kirkcaldy, UK19 contributions
Wonderful Experience
Dec 2019
It is difficult to explain the wonder of the mines. Only about 2% of the mine is on show only because it is so vast. Beware that there are 800 or so steps to descend. 400 in the fist stage alone. There is no turning back as it is a stair well . Make sure you are fit enough for this. The next 400 are done in stages as you view different levels. It is magnificent and well worth the steps. the good point is a lift back to the surface. There is a lot of walking involved. But do not miss this eperience. it is well worth it
Written December 12, 2019
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