Are you a real history buff and are you looking for the best history museums to visit in Kraków? These are the ones:
Oskar Schindler's FactoryKrakówOskar 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
Jagiellonian University MuseumKrakówThe 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
Old Synagogue, KrakówKrakówThe 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
Krakow Pinball MuseumKrakówThe 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.
Etnographical Museum in KrakówKrakówThe 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.
The Bishop Erazm Ciolek Palace - National Museum in KrakowKrakówThe Bishop Erazm Ciolek Palace is a museum in Krakow and is a branch of the Krakow National Museum. The palace was built in 1505 from two connected houses for the Bishop of Płock, Erasmus Ciołek (1474-1522). The palace exhibits Polish works of art from the 12th to the 18th century. Valuable works in
Archaeological Museum in KrakówKrakówThe Archaeological Museum in Kraków is a historic museum that was established in 1850. The Archaeological Museum is divided into five major permanent exhibitions, namely: Gods of the Ancient Egypt, Prehistoric Pottery, The Garden of Ceramics, The Prehistory and Early Middle Ages of Lesser Poland, an
Jan Matejko House - Krakow National MuseumKrakówThe Jan Matejko House in Krakow is a museum dedicated to the painter Jan Matejko (1838-1893), who was born there and spent his whole life there. The house was built in the 16th century and was rebuilt several times after that. In 1872, Jan Matejko designed a new facade with the architect Tomasz Pryl
Jozef Mehoffer House - National Museum in KrakowKrakówThe Józef Mehoffer House ( Dom Józefa Mehoffera) is a museum in Krakow that is a branch of the Krakow National Museum. The museum is dedicated to the painter Józef Mehoffer (1869-1946). Stanisław Wyspiański was born in the house in 1869. The Mehoffer family also lived in the house in the post-war pe
The Feliks Jasieński Szołayski HouseKrakówThe Szołayski house is a two-storey building in Krakow that houses a permanent exhibition devoted to Stanisław Wyspiański (a Polish playwright, painter and poet, as well as interior and furniture designer) and Feliks "Manggha" Jasieński (a Polish critic and art collector). The oldest part of the Szo
Krzysztofory Palace - Historical Museum of KrakówKrakówThe Krzysztofory Palace is a small, baroque palace located on the main square of Kraków and is part of the Historical Museum of Krakow. In the 17th century, the Crown Court Marshal Adam Kazanowski commissioned the construction of the Krzysztofory Palace. It was named after St. Krzysztof, the patron
Europeum Center of European Culture - National Museum in KrakowKrakówThe Europeum Center of European Culture is a center in Krakow and a branch of the Krakow National Museum, located on two floors in a restored 17th century granary. The Europeum houses a permanent exhibition of European art, with more than 100 paintings and sculptures from 7 centuries of history of E
The BarbicanKrakówThe Barbican is a Barbican (fortified outpost) that is located in the Planty city park in Krakow. It is one of the few remaining parts of the Krakow defenses and gave access to the Florian's Gate. It was built in Gothic style in 1498 and 1499, when John I Albert reigned. The round building has a cou