Archaeology Museum / Muzeum Archeologiczne in Krakow

Archaeology Museum / Muzeum Archeologiczne

Krakow, Poland

 
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Archaeology Museum / Muzeum Archeologiczne in Krakow
Archaeology Museum Garden in Krakow
Archaeology Museum / Muzeum Archeologiczne in Krakow
Archaeology Museum / Muzeum Archeologiczne in Krakow
Archaeology Museum / Muzeum Archeologiczne in Krakow
Address
31-002 ul. Poselska 3
Krakow
Lesser Poland Voivodeship
Poland
E-Mail
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Phone Number
+48 12 4227560
Opening hours
January - June and September – December
Mon, Wed, Fri: 9:00 - 15:00
Tue, Thu: 9:00 - 18:00
Sun: 11:00 - 16:00

July – August:
Mon-Fri: 11:00 - 18:00
Sun: 10:00 - 15:00
Recommended duration
3 hours

Archaeological Museum in Krakow was established in 1850. The Museum opened in the library of the Jagiellonian University first. Then Museum has moved twice: after 14 years after opening and in 1967 to the Senate building.

Founders of the Museum asked the public for the transfer of archaeological finds and objects that could be presented. One of the most valuable exhibits in the Museum – the statue of "Zbruch idol" (Slavonic stone idol, found in 1848). Museum began conducting its own archaeological researchs soon and acquired many interesting exhibits.

The first exhibition organized in 1857. 16 thousand people attended it, which was the huge number for that time.

Exhibitions

"The Gods of Ancient Egypt" - permanent exhibition of the Archaeological Museum in Krakow. Visitors can see four intricately decorated sarcophagi, found during excavations in one of the Egyptian cities in 1907-1908. Egyptian collection includes objects found at Giza in 1913 - some beautiful shrouds, mummified cats.

Interesting part of museum's collection associated with soldiers of the Polish Carpathian rifle brigade who participated in hostilities during the Second World War in Egypt.

Another permanent exhibition of Krakow Museum tells visitors about regional Stone Age ceramics.

Garden of the Museum of Archaeology

Housed in an old monastery, the biggest highlight of the Archaeology Museum may be its beautiful garden - a great place to relax with fantastic views of Wawel Castle in the distance.

Currently the garden used for concerts of symphonic music. The garden is open for visitors during the opening hours of the Archaeological Museum.

Wikipedia

The Archaeological Museum of Krakow (Polish: Muzeum Archeologiczne w Krakowie) is a historic museum in Krakow, Poland. It was established in 1850.

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A surprisingly big museum with a lot of Egyptian and prehistoric relics, mostly with English and Polish captions, and some nice interactive sections. Lovely gardens, too. Good value for 9zt

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Worth to see it! You can learn a lot about polish land :)

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The most beautiful garden with art in it. Exhibits really cool until mediaeval era (which is last).

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well-trained and well-groomed.

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dobrze przygotowane i zadbane miejsce.
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Many interesting exhibits, lots of history, beautiful gardens. Recommend!
Sunday only pays a penny for the entrance to the garden is to check if nothing has changed since the writing of this review).

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Dużo ciekawych eksponatów, dużo historii, piękny ogród. Polecam!
W niedzielę płaci się tylko złotówkę za wstęp do ogrodu (warto samemu sprawdzić czy nic się nie zmieniło od chwili pisania tej opinii).
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Interesting exhibits from ancient Egyptian, pre-Columbian America and the beginnings of settlement in the vicinity of Krakow. For this very nice, quiet garden with a view of the Wawel Castle and the exhibition in the basement of a building on the past Museum.

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Ciekawe eksponaty ze starożytnego Egiptu, Ameryki prekolumbijskiej i z początków osadnictwa w okolicach Krakowa. Do tego bardzo ładny, spokojny ogród z widokiem na Wawel i wystawa w podziemiach na temat przeszłości budynku Muzeum.
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Many interesting things to view. Some rooms are not in English. The exhibition could be improved. 

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The Archaeological Museum is a jewel of Krakow museums. In its collection, among others, open sarcophagus mummy. Perfectly done lighting introduces a person in a dark atmosphere. I would recommend. I may add that this museum also has its own garden after which also recommend to go over to complete sightseeing.

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Muzeum Archeologiczne jest perełką wśród krakowskich muzeów. W swoich zbiorach posiada m.in. otwarty sarkofag mumii. Idealnie zrobione oświetlenia wprowadza osobę w mroczny klimat. Polecam. Mogę dodać, że muzeum to posiada również własny ogród po którym również polecam się przejść celem dopełnienia zwiedzania.
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Museum made a good impression on me, the exhibits are collected and stored in a professional manner, and exhibitions are presented thoughtfully and have an extensive amount of information. Unfortunately, much can be perceived lack of opportunities for the museum, which is associated probably with little financial possibilities. For this reason, it represents only a pleasant place for an afternoon of Krakow, less for tourists.

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Muzeum zrobiło na mnie dobre wrażenie, eksponaty zbierane są i przechowywane w sposób profesjonalny, zaś wystawy są prezentowane przemyślanie i posiadają wyczerpującą ilość informacji. Niestety mocno da się odczuć brak możliwości rozwoju muzeum, co wiąże się zapewne z niewielkimi możliwościami finansowymi. Z tego powodu stanowi ono jedynie przyjemne miejsce na popołudnie dla krakowian, rzadziej dla turystów.
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