The Collegium Maius Museum of the Jagiellonian University

The Collegium Maius Museum of the Jagiellonian University

Krakow, Poland

 
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The Collegium Maius Museum of the Jagiellonian University
The Collegium Maius Museum of the Jagiellonian University
The Collegium Maius Museum of the Jagiellonian University
The Collegium Maius Museum of the Jagiellonian University
The Collegium Maius Museum of the Jagiellonian University
Address
33-332 ul. Jagiellonska 15
Krakow
Lesser Poland Voivodeship
Poland
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Phone Number
+48 12 6631307
Opening hours
Mon-Fri: 11:00 - 15:00, Sat: 11:00 - 14:00
Recommended duration
3 hours

Collegium Maius ("Great College" in Latin), which now is part of Jagiellonian University, has been a hub of scientific research and discovery for hundreds of years, counting among its many famed students Nicholas Copernicus himself, whose instruments are still on display.

The college building's was created in the 15th century as part of Krakow Academy. The courtyard level is ringed with arches that led to the various teaching and lecture areas while the second floor was reserved for the professors' quarters. Subjects covered were heavily focused on science and the secrets of astronomy and the facility was kitted out with all the finest instruments of the day.

In the early 20th century the space was turned into a museum displaying the college's historic architecture and impressive collection of 16th century scientific equipment. Throughout the sumptuously outfitted rooms are a number of cases filled with astrolabes, telescopes, globes, clocks, weights, and more, much of which was used by Copernicus himself.

Touring the site is about as close as one might hope to get to doing homework with Copernicus himself.

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Great and the history of this also! Being in the park worth spending to visutarla

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Genial y la historia de esta también! Estando en el parque vale la pena pasar a visutarla
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Nice courtyard to relax in. Unfortunately didn't get chance to go round the museum.

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Nice garden inside, and there is no so much number of tourists here.

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This is the place to be seen. Same interior impressive. And that still exhibits: and those associated with Copernicus, and they passed today by Szymborska or Wajda (including the original Oscar statuette).

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To miejsce należy zobaczyć. Same wnętrza robią wrażenie. A do tego jeszcze eksponaty: i te związane z Kopernikiem, i te przekazywane współcześnie przez Szymborską czy Wajdę ( m.in. oryginalna statuetka Oskara).
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Motto of the university: Plus ratio quam vis, "Let reason prevail over force"

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Nice looking courtyard, but not really suitable for hanging out. People often come to see the animated clock hit the hour. Not much else to see in the public area.

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