The best museums in Kraków in December 2023

These are the top 20 best museums in Kraków, Poland, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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  1. Oskar Schindler's Factory1

    Oskar Schindler's Factory

    Oskar Schindler's Factory (Fabryka Schindlera) is a museum dedicated to Krakow during the Nazi occupation between 1939 and 1945. It is one of the locations of the Historical Museum of the City of Krakow. The museum is named after Oskar Schindler, who owned the factory during the Second World War. Sc
  2. Rynek Underground2

    Rynek Underground

    The Rynek Underground (The underground square central museum) is a museum in Krakow that is a branch of the Historical Museum of the City of Krakow. The museum is located below the market square and covers an area of over 6,000. m². The main exhibition in the Rynek Underground are holograms construc
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    Lost Souls Alley

  4. Polish Aviation Museum4

    Polish Aviation Museum

    The Polish Aviation Museum (Muzeum Lotnictwa Polskiego) is a large museum in Krakow that holds and exhibits its collection with historical and more recent aircraft and aircraft engines. The museum is located on the site of the former Krakow-Rakowice-Czyżyny airport. The collection of the Polish Avia
  5. Stained Glass Museum5

    Stained Glass Museum

    The Stained Glass Museum is a musuem in Krakow that is dedicated to stained glass. The museum also includes a stained-glass workshop and is located in a historic tenement house. The Stained Glass Museum in Krakow's exhibition room is intertwined with the still functioning stained-glass workshop, mak
  6. Jagiellonian University Museum6

    Jagiellonian University Museum

    The Collegium Maius in Krakow is the Jagiellonian University's oldest building, that dates back to the 14th century. The Collegium Maius houses the Jagiellonian University Museum. The Collegium Maius was rebuilt in the late 15th century as a late-Gothic structure, where professors lived and worked a
  7. Gallery of 19th-Century Polish Art in the Sukiennice7

    Gallery of 19th-Century Polish Art in the Sukiennice

    The Gallery of 19th-Century Polish Art at Sukiennice (Galeria Sztuki Polskiej XIX wieku w Sukiennicach), is a gallery that is housed on the upper floor of the Renaissance Sukiennice Cloth Hall in Kraków. In four large rooms, the Gallery of 19th-Century Polish Art in the Sukiennice holds and displays
  8. Galicia Jewish Museum8

    Galicia Jewish Museum

    The Galicia Jewish Museum (Żydowskie Muzeum Galicja) is a museum with a photo exhibition in Krakow that documents the remnants of Jewish culture and life in Polish Galicia. The main exhibition of the Galicia Jewish Museum commemorates the 800-year Jewish history through photographs of synagogues, ce
  9. Krakow Zoo9

    Krakow Zoo

    The Krakow Zoo (Zoological Garden Krakow, Krakowski Ogród Zoologiczny) is a zoo in the Wolski Forest in the city of Krakow. The zoo was opened in 1929. With an area of about 20 hectares, it is one of the largest zoos in Poland. The Krakow Zoo is home to around 1,500 animals relating to more than 26
  10. Apteka pod Orlem - Ghetto Eagle Pharmacy Museum10

    Apteka pod Orlem - Ghetto Eagle Pharmacy Museum

    Apteka Pod Orłem (Pharmacy Under the Eagle) was the only pharmacy in the Krakow ghetto. The pharmacy was established in 1910 by Jozef Pankiewicz. During the Second World War the owner was his son Tadeusz Pankiewicz, the only Pole who lived within the boundaries of the ghetto, from the beginning to t
  11. Old Synagogue, Kraków11

    Old Synagogue, Kraków

    The Old Synagogue is an orthodox Jewish synagogue in Krakow. It is the oldest existing synagogue in Poland. Various sources mention 1407 and 1492 as the date of construction of the synagogue. The Old Synagogue was rebuilt, expanded and strengthened in 1570. The synagogue was ruined in the Second Wor
  12. Pharmacy Museum in Kraków12

    Pharmacy Museum in Kraków

    The Pharmacy Museum in Kraków (Muzeum Farmacji Collegium Medicum Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego) is a museum in Kraków that specializes in the history of pharmacy and pharmaceutical technology that was established in 1946. The museum is located on all five floors of the building, including the basemen
  13. National Museum in Kraków13

    National Museum in Kraków

    The National Museum in Kraków (MNK, Muzeum Narodowe w Krakowie) consists of 21 departments and holds about 780,000 art objects, spanning from classical archeology to modern art, with special focus on Polish painting. This main location houses three permanent galleries of the National Museum in Krako
  14. Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow - MOCAK14

    Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow - MOCAK

    The Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków (MOCAK, Muzeum Sztuki Współczesnej w Krakowie) is located on the premises of the former Oskar Schindler factory in Krakow, adjacent to the Oskar Schindler's Factory Museum. The collections consist mainly of works of art of the last two decades. The purpose of
  15. Museum of Municipal Engineering in Kraków15

    Museum of Municipal Engineering in Kraków

    The Museum of Municipal Engineering in Kraków (Muzeum Inżynierii Miejskiej w Krakowie) is a municipal museum that documents and popularizes the history of Kraków engineering, transport and technological progress. The museum features several buildings in which early trams, buses and motorcycles are e
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    Krakow Pinball Museum

    The Krakow Pinball Museum is a museum in Krakow that holds and displays a alrge collection of flippers and video games dating back to the 1950s. Over 80 different games on around 300m2. The ticket price includes unlimited games on all machines.
  17. Princes Czartoryski Museum17

    Princes Czartoryski Museum

    The Czartoryski Museum (Czartoryski Palace Museum) is a museum in Krakow that was founded by Princess Izabela Czartoryska in 1796 (firstly not in Krakow, but in Puławy) to preserve Polish heritage. The collection contains historical artifacts from the recovered treasures of the Wawel Cathedral, the
  18. Etnographical Museum in Kraków18

    Etnographical Museum in Kraków

    The Ethnographic Museum of Kraków (Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museum in Krakow) is a museum in Kraków that was established in 1902. Currently, the museum has a collection of 8,000 items related to Polish and European history.
  19. Pomorska street Gestapo prison19

    Pomorska street Gestapo prison

    The Pomorska street in Krakow contained the headquarters of the Nazi Gestapo police during World War II (including the Gestapo prison). The Pomorska street Gestapo prison is now a museum that exhibits documents, archive material, photographs and various items related to a recent past of Poland and t
  20. The Town Hall Tower20

    The Town Hall Tower

    The Town Hall Tower (Wieża ratuszowa) is a Gothic tower of 70 meters in Krakow that was built of brick and stone blocks in the 14th century and was part of the town hall that was demolished in 1820. There used to be a prison with a torture chamber under the Town Hall Tower. It is now in use by the H

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