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