Museum of Municipal Engineering - The Stanisław Lem Garden of Experiments

Address:
ul. Świętego Wawrzyńca 15, 31-060 Kraków
E-Mail:
muzeum@mimk.com.pl
WWW:
www.mimk.com.pl
Opening hours:

October – May:

Monday: closed

Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

June – September:

Monday: closed

Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Please note that the ticket office closes half an hour before Museum closing.

About

The Museum of Municipal Engineering is located in a 100-year-old tramway depot at św. Wawrzyńca St. It is one of the youngest museums in Krakow.

It was founded by the Municipality of the City of Krakow in 1998. The primary goals of the museum are to: gather, process, document and provide technical, technological, industrial and municipal engineering monuments. The collections cover the history of mass communication in Krakow, the history of Polish motorised transport, municipal engineering, sound and picture reproduction technologies, household appliance technologies, office technologies, as well as craft and industry.

The museum has three permanent exhibitions: “The history of Polish motorised transport”, “Fun with science” and “The printing industry in Krakow between the 15th and 19th century”.

The latter exhibition, located in the oldest horse-tramway depot hall, built in 1882 and renovated especially for the purpose of housing this exhibition, shows the history and development of the “black art” of printing through the centuries. Here one can learn about the beginnings of the Polish printing industry. The collection of multifarious machines and printing equipment shows printing technologies and techniques from the 15th century to modern times.

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