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Ethnographic Museum

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Neighbourhood: Kazimierz
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Address: pl. Wolnica 1, Krakow 31-060, Poland
Phone Number: +48 12 430 60 23
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

Located in the Kazimierz district, this 15th-century Town Hall was...

Located in the Kazimierz district, this 15th-century Town Hall was converted into a Renaissance building in the 16th century, which now houses the Museum of Ethnography.

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Very nice museum for those who are interested in history and folklore of the Polish people

A lot of interesting things to see in a wonderfull exposed exhibition. The museum looks light, fresh and modern. A lot of embroidery, traditions around Easter and Christmas, a lot... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 September 2016
Enschede, The Netherlands
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Enschede, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

A lot of interesting things to see in a wonderfull exposed exhibition. The museum looks light, fresh and modern. A lot of embroidery, traditions around Easter and Christmas, a lot of folklore, reconstruction of life from the Polish people through the ages and an amazing collection of folklore costumes.The third floor is filled with beautyful art from Polish artists and... More 

Thank furaha1nl
North Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We went to this museum in hopes of getting a feel for what life was like for my husband's grandparents who were all born in Poland circa 1890. We were practically the only people there and spent a lot of time looking at the exhibits and recreations. It included information about dress, occupations, houses, farming, cottage industries, various trades, schools,... More 

Thank BevSierpina
Epworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

This museum is different to a lot of others in Krakow in that it features reconstructed interiors of traditional Polish peasant cottages and workshops. Also folk costumes, craft and trade exhibitions, beautiful Nativity scenes, religious paintings and woodcarving. It is actually housed within the former town hall of Kazimierz. The museum is split onto 3 different floors, although a lift... More 

Thank beltonstu2015
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

After the heavy powers of Church and State it is a breath of fresh air to see how ordinary people lived and the beautiful things they made.

Thank Ivo M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

A very welcoming museum and a pleasant and warm atmosphere. Beautifully designed and laid out. Very informative. A pleasure to visit. Highlight is a exhibition on Weddings full of sound effects and personal comments, which made it very realistic.

Thank Margaret L
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

This is a great museum with friendly staff. I loved attention to detail in the exhibits, you could really appreciate the spaces they had created. The interactive area was a particular favorite of my son. Lovely collection of Polish folk art.

Thank Paul W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

I took a trip to Poland to visit Kraków and find the village my ancestors lived in at the turn of the 20th century before they came to America. I have always identified most with my Polish heritage, and this museum seemed like the perfect place to discover Polish traditions. It was wonderful - rooms from different parts of Poland... More 

Thank Kristi K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

I liked the reconstructed country houses insides, and also displays of painted eggs and in particular the Polish Christmas decorations. The rather large display of costumes would interest other people. Altogether a good way to spend an hour or more. Easy walk from the center of town.

Thank Jincognito
Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

This museum just didn't move me. It wasn't at all interactive and only some of the exhibits had English translations, so I couldn't glean all the information available. There was a lovely display of traditional Polish clothes which were interesting.

Thank vanessa c
Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

This museum in the old Kazimierz Town Hall is often missed by the general visiting public. Compact, but very interesting showing Polish folklore, reconstructed rooms (before lighting and running water), costumes etc. Printed explanatory sheets in English are available to guide you around. Easy walk from the centre. Look it up on the map. Don't miss it. Many eateries close... More 

Thank Andy B

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