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National Museum in Warsaw

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Address: ul. Aleje Jerozolimskie 3, Warsaw 00-495, Poland
Phone Number:
+48 22 629 30 93
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Tue - Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The National Museum in Warsaw houses a world class collection of art and...

The National Museum in Warsaw houses a world class collection of art and artifacts stretching from antiquity all the way up to the modern day. Visitors will find ancient relics from the Nubian region, which hold a unique permanent home of display unseen anywhere else in Europe, the most important and groundbreaking works from Polish artists of the 19th Century, and a groundbreaking and historically crucial display of artworks from the 20th and 21st centuries. The National Museum in Warsaw is a must-see on any trip to the city.

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Basic but worth a visit

Great to finally experience the big paintings you always see in the history books. A 3 hour visit felt like running through the exhibitions, you definitely need more time than... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marta R
York, United Kingdom
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a pleasant enough time visiting this museum. However, we were not expecting it to be so much of an Art gallery. There were 2 or 3 areas with pottery and religious artefacts, but other than that, each gallery was filled with paintings from different eras, taken from Polish history. There was nothing wrong with this as such, and... More 

Thank Elizabeth S
York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great to finally experience the big paintings you always see in the history books. A 3 hour visit felt like running through the exhibitions, you definitely need more time than that especially if you're interested in specific paintings and want to give them a little more attention. During our visit, the temporary exhibition was "Journey to Edo" with Japanese Ukiyo-e... More 

Thank Marta R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overall , this had a good range of art. The medieval altar/church pieces were spectacular and often fabulously gruesome. The modern art was lacking a bit in variety but the reconstruction of the coptic Christian church gallery was well done. There is a nice courtyard cafe next door.

Thank brenhell
Paris, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was astonished by the range and quality of 19th century Polish art on show at this gallery. Poland has outstanding painters clearly influenced by the Romantic and Impressionist currents, and well worth discovering, if you don't yet know them. The 19th century collection is extensive and you could easily spend all your time there - we gave it around... More 

Thank Nadja94
Peterlee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice gallery with some excellent paintings. The pride of the collection and Polish artwork, is undoubtedly the Iconic Battle of Grunwald. Amazing painting of such detail and on an epic scale. The panting depicts a decisive Polish victory over the Teutonic order and as such upset the Nazis so much that this was the painting they most wanted to... More 

Thank Travelingjohn123
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The collection is very interesting, particularly the medieval sculptures and elaborate altarpieces. The texts in English are also very helpful. However, the staff are terrible. Unsmiling, grim and rude. They also make you take your coat off before visiting the collection which is a very odd precaution. My mother who is older was cold but they insisted she leave it... More 

Thank Fish98766
Santa Fe ,TX
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great museum and very easy to visit . I spent 2 1/2 hours admiring the great art . Upon entering the museum there is a counter opposite of ticket counter to check in your coat . Which is always a nice convenience . Hint : Tuesday is free admission .

Thank RobinDav
North Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is one of these special places every nation has. The place where things dear to the people of avery country are displayed. Warsaw National Museum is such a place. It houses some of country's famous paintings from different periods of history as well as the historical objects, archeologicas successes from digs in Egypt and Sudan since the 30th to... More 

Thank Martyszka
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Fascinating! The highlights for me were the 13th century crucifixes which stylistically reminded me of the adventurous coloration of Mattias Grunewald and expressionist art of the twentieth century. Extraordinary artistic vision in this part of the world. Astonishing must see artworks. Also, I was staggered by some of the fabulous 19th century realist paintings in the museum. Other parts of... More 

Thank Jon F
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

I set aside 1 hour for 2 consecutive evenings during my visit: first to see historical pieces and then again for contemporary art. I really liked the post-communist pieces to reflect on.

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