Archaeological Museum


You can learn about the Małopolska region's history from the Palaeolithic period up until the early Middle Ages here, but you’ll be most enthralled by the collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts, including both human and animal mummies. There are also more than 4000 iron coins from the 9th century. The gardens are a lovely place for a stroll.

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Nearby Kraków attractions

1. Basilica of St Francis


Duck into the dark basilica on a sunny day to admire the artistry of Stanisław Wyspiański, who designed the fantastic art nouveau stained-glass windows…

2. Papal Window

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When visiting Kraków, Pope John Paul II used to address his followers from this window of the Bishop's Palace, overlooking ul Franciszkańska. The area is…

3. Bishop Erazm Ciołek Palace

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Quaint Kanonicza is the perfect street to put a palace and fill it with age-old paintings and sculptures. This newish branch of the National Museum…

4. Archdiocesan Museum

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This collection of religious sculpture and paintings, dating from the 13th to 16th centuries, is located in a 14th-century townhouse. Also on display is…

5. Church of SS Peter & Paul

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The Jesuits erected this church, the first baroque building in Kraków, after they had been brought to the city in 1583 to do battle with supporters of the…

6. Church of St Andrew

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This church is almost a thousand years old. Built towards the end of the 11th century, much of its austere Romanesque stone exterior has been preserved…

7. Holy Trinity Basilica

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Originally built in the 13th century, this massive church was badly damaged by fire in 1850. Note the original 14th-century doorway at the main (western)…

8. Exhibition of Oriental Art

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A collection of 17th-century Turkish banners and weaponry, captured after the Battle of Vienna and displayed along with a variety of old Persian carpets,…