Museums in Krakow

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Museums in Krakow

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  • Sarah P
    4 contributions
    This is a must do, Terrifiingly terrific. Great way to spend the afternoon. If you need a break from walking around in the sun. come here and test your fears ;) Highly reccomended
    Written June 26, 2022
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  • Nick_PerthAU
    Perth, Australia36 contributions
    Fascinating insight into the development/history of Krakow and its markets. Shows a lot of archaeological discoveries of old buildings, roads and graves. Very interactive too. So glad I did it, was really interesting. Even if the first parts don't excite you, there is a whole underground corridor of short clips that explain Krakow's broader history, right through until the 1980s. So it covers a lot of bases and is a rare glimpse into how life was like hundreds of years ago - you literally get to see it.
    Written June 10, 2022
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  • Ryan L
    14 contributions
    This place was amazing. You would pay for however long you want and you could go around and play on all the different pinball machines and old arcade games. This place was pretty big and was amazing to see. This place is a must for all those who liked the old games like pac-man. Space invaders.
    Written May 25, 2022
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  • Ian D
    London, UK107 contributions
    A fascinating review of cold war and post cold war airplanes. It cost us circa £2.50 each entry fee and you are then left to wander around some fascinating old airplanes. Certainly one for the plane buffs!
    Written July 5, 2022
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  • Norman J
    Woking, UK517 contributions
    Hidden behind a plain exterior is a fascinating journey through the life in Krakow during the dark years before and during the Nazi occupation. While clearly a memorial to the Holocaust and to the work of Oscar Schindler, it nevertheless relates the wider story of the times and, while some may find it depressing, it is without thought provoking. In reality, we must keep these memories alive in the hope these events are never repeated. The museum itself is well laid out, telling the story in chronological order starting with the pre-war dispute between Germany and Poland over access to East Prussia, the so called Danzig Corridor which has eerie parallels to events in Europe today. No visit to Krakow would be complete without this place
    Written July 4, 2022
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  • Dorota
    1 contribution
    I was with a 9-year-old girl. Very interesting
    and attractive exhibition. It makes you aware of how our brains can be deceived. Very helpful, kind and competent Ms. Jadwiga! Thanks to her the visit gave us even more. Thank you !
    Written June 3, 2022
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  • OMCZ
    122 contributions
    Took the English speaking tour today. We got a very warm welcome in the ticket area and it is a nice place for a coffee before the tour starts. We learned a lot. The guide gave a very informative and interesting tour. She was kind and mindful to help the more elderly members of the group. The glass is beautiful.
    Written March 31, 2022
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  • Dennis E
    Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands150 contributions
    I'm not really into contemporary art, but the big section that touched current situations in and around the EU was impressive and really made me think, especially after learning about the past on different tours in Krakow. Price is more than decent too. Great combination with schindler's museum, which is next door.
    Written April 30, 2022
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  • MAP12
    New Orleans, LA494 contributions
    The courtyard can be entered free of charge. At 9am, 11am, 1pm or 3pm, a 14th-century replica clock chimes with medieval characters marching through. The museum itself is missed by many. The entrance is above the courtyard and it does have a fee. You can do it as a self-guided tour if you have less than 5 people or a daily tour can be booked in advance. Definitely worth seeing.
    Written June 10, 2022
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  • Amanda R
    55 contributions
    Really interesting museum. We went on a Wednesday when it is free so even better. There are only a few rooms but lots of things to read and videos to watch. All in Polish and English too.
    Written June 3, 2022
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  • Robert O
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,158 contributions
    Built in the 1490s during a time the Ottoman Turkish army was conquering large chunks of Christian Europe, the Krakow barbican is a good example of medieval military architecture. An extra-defense outpost in front of St. Florian's gate, but connected to it by a covered passageway, it also served as a check-in location for all those who wanted to enter the city.

    Perhaps effective during a time artillery was not yet invented, though the surrounding moat must have been easy to overcome during winter due to a thick ice cover (later on people used to skate on it).

    More authentic than the barbicans in Warsaw or Nuremberg that are largely reconstructions dating from the 20th century.
    Written February 15, 2021
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  • GregoryAlpha
    Aalborg, Denmark2,355 contributions
    National Museum in Cracow (The Main Building) houses at present exclusively The Gallery of Decorative Art, which is extremely interesting but a little bit disappointing if you expected to see paintings by Wyspianski, Mehoffer, Chelmonski and Boznanska and other Polish masters. I’ve learned at the box offfice (but at the museum website), that the paintings cannot be seen now because they are in the storehouse.
    Written June 13, 2021
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  • aurelstuparu
    Birmingham, UK8 contributions
    Lovely place, great staff and a trip down memory lane. Lots of pinball machines and some classic arcade games from my childhood and teenage years.
    Written June 16, 2022
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  • kwiewiorowski
    Poznan, Poland2,213 contributions
    Krakow itself is w world famous tourist destination. Here is yet another attraction there derived from recent archaeological excavations. It is situated predominantly under the old Haberdashers stalls, converted these days to souvenir and artisans’ shops. The building itself is old, goes back to 16th century, some parts are older. You descend to a medieval and earlier beginnings of the Old Market Square, which is arguably the largest of the kind in Europe. No wonder the excavations must have been very rich and rewarding and lasted for many years. The number of the strata (levels), each representing a different era of the past is impressive and so is the number of artefacts found. The exhibition is meant to bring us closer to the lives of our predecessors, who lived and traded there, whatever country they came from and whatever their nationality. It reflects upon the importance of the city, once the seat of Polish kings and the capital of a vast empire. The exhibition is modern, convincing, interesting and informative. Well worth a visit. On a rainy day-there is somewhere to hide, on a hot, summer day-somewhere to escape the heat of the day. There is also a lovely café for your delectation and a museum shop. We enjoyed our visit there a lot.
    Written January 15, 2022
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  • Flo3232
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK209 contributions
    Excellent experience, very informative and interesting. Real life stories and footage including photographs. The staff are friendly and I highly recommend this
    Written March 19, 2022
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