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Historical Museum of the City of Krakow Tours

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Historical Museum of the City of Krakow
With 14 outposts scattered across the city, the Historical Museum of the City of Krakow is headquartered at Krzysztofory Palace in the Old Town’s central square of Rynek Główny. This glorious 17th-century Baroque townhouse and its ornate stucco decor has been refurbished, and now houses a permanent exhibition on the urban development of the city. Look out for the portraits of civic leaders and a famous collection of traditional Krakovian Christmas cribs (called szopki in Polish). Another recent addition is the museum store full of beautiful coffee-table books and textiles.

Branches of the museum include the interactive displays of the Rynek Underground (Podziemia Rynku), also in the Rynek Główny; the Oskar Schindler Factory; the Barbican; the Old Synagogue in Ulica Szeroka and the Communist-built suburban town of Nowa Huta. There are several themed cycling trails— bikes can be borrowed from the museums—and walking routes uniting the venues across the city; the most popular of these is the Memory Trail, which incorporates the Schindler Factory, Eagle Pharmacy and the former Gestapo headquarters in Pomorska Street. Together these three permanent exhibitions unfold the story of Krakow during World War II and the subsequent Soviet Occupation.

Explore the museum on a two-hour guided tour of Oskar Schindler's Factory Museum or visit multiple branches at your leisure with a two-day hop on, hop off bus tour including museum admission.

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The Historical Museum of Krakow includes 14 outposts around the city. Its main location is in Krzysztofory Palace in Old Town's central square, Rynek Główny. Since Old Town is pedestrianized, the museum is best accessed on foot.

The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 5:30pm. Admission is 12 PLN for adults; 8 PLN for students and seniors; and 24 PLN for families. Admission and opening hours to other museum branches vary according to venue.

Entry to all is free with the Krakow Museums and Transport Official Pass.
Address: Krzysztofory Palace: Rynek Główny 35, Krakow, Poland
Hours: Tue–Sun: 10am–5.30pm
Admission: Varies
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Historical Museum of the City of Krakow hours of operation: Tue–Sun: 10am–5.30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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