National Museum in Krakow Main Building

Aleja 3 Maja 1, 30-062 Kraków
Opening hours:

Monday: closed

Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


The seat of the National Museum in Kraków.

Three permanent galleries are located here: the 20th Century Polish Art Gallery, the “Arms and Uniforms in Poland” Gallery and the Gallery of Decorative Art. The “Arms and Uniforms in Poland” Gallery, dedicated to battle gear from the early Middle Ages to the Second World War, is one of the country’ largest – after the Museum of the Polish Army in Warsaw – permanent military equipment exhibitions. Items on exhibit include Hussar armor, Tadeusz Kościuszko’s coat and Józef Piłsudski’s uniform.

At the Gallery of Decorative Art one can admire the collection of fabrics, goldsmithery, glassware, ceramics, furniture, instruments and Talmuds.

The 20th Century Polish Art Gallery is the largest domestic collection of Polish art from the previous century, with pictures and sculpture from the modernism era through contemporary times.

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