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National Museum
The biggest museum in all of Krakow, the National Museum, is actually the regional (and most important) branch of Poland’s National Museum -  There are over 21 departments in Krakow alone, made up of 12 conservation workshops, 2 libraries and 11 galleries, each divided by art period, for a grand total of over 780,000 artworks. The museum came to be after Henryk Siemiradzki, one of Poland’s most celebrated painters, offered one of his works to the city of Krakow; soon after, hundreds of other artists and collectors started doing the same – forcing the city to adopt a special motion to house this invaluable collection. By creating the museum, the Polish government wanted to promote the achievements of the Krakow artistic community and the fine arts in general to the people of Poland, and, later on, to visitors from around the world.

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The National Museum consists of several different buildings scattered across Krakow. The Main Building, which houses three permanent collections (Gallery 'Arms and Uniforms' in Poland, Gallery of Decorative Arts, and Gallery of 20th-Century Polish Art) is located outside the historical center at aleja 3 Maja 1. There is a paid municipal parking across the street; alternatively, it is possible to reach the museum by tram via line 20, or even by foot, seeing as it’s just a 15-minute walk from Rynek Glowny. The museum is open every day except Monday from 10 AM to 6 PM, and exceptionally until 4 PM on Sundays. Entry is free for children under 7; it costs 1 złoty per children under 16 and students under 26, and 26 złoty per adult. Entry to permanent collections is free for everyone on Sundays. Audioguides are available for hire for 7 złoty per person. A museum pass is available for 35 złoty and entitles its owner to enter all the branches and permanent exhibitions of the National Museum in Krakow. 
Address: Al. 3 Maja 1, Krakow, Poland
Hours: Open every day except Monday from 10 AM to 6 PM, and exceptionally until 4 PM on Sundays.
Admission: 26 zloty per adult, 1 zloty for children 7-16 and students
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National Museum Main Gallery Entrance ticketAttraction Tickets

National Museum Main Gallery Entrance ticket

Discover the works of Stanisław Wyspiański at the National Museum in Krakow. Wyspiański was an inventive painter, playwright, poet, graphic designer, and artist of other mediums. Much like Gustav Klimt drew inspiration from Vienna, Wyspiański’s life was intimately linked to Krakow. This rare exhibition features hundreds of his works. Visit 8 Szczepański Square or 13 Wolnica Square to pick up your printed admission voucher for easy entrance to the museum.
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Skip the Line: Krakow Museum Ticket & Attraction Official PassMuseum Tickets & Passes

Skip the Line: Krakow Museum Ticket & Attraction Official Pass

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Enjoy complimentary access to Krakow’s top museums with the Krakow Museums and Transport Pass. Gain entrance to 40 museums, including the impressive Rynek Underground, with its original medieval market stalls; Oskar Schindler’s Factory; and a wealth of art galleries, churches and more. THis card offers generous discounts at select restaurants, shops and on other activities, and it’s a money-saving way to enjoy Krakow.
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Exclusive Krakow City Pass with Transport and Wieliczka EntranceMuseum Tickets & Passes

Exclusive Krakow City Pass with Transport and Wieliczka Entrance

Plan your whole visit with just one booking. See marvelous Wieliczka Salt Mine with English guide and receive Krakow City Pass which gives you complimentary access to Krakow’s top museums and public transport. With over 40 museums, including the impressive Rynek Underground, with its original medieval market stalls; Oskar Schindler’s Factory; and a wealth of art galleries, churches and more, the card gives you endless possibilities to explore Krakow. This card offers generous discounts at select restaurants, shops and on other activities, and it’s a money-saving way to enjoy Krakow. Krakow Museums and Transport Pass offers free public transport and can be picked up either from the airport (which will allow you to use free public transport from airport to Krakow city center) or from Discover Cracow Tourist Information Point at Szczepanski Square 8. You can reach Wieliczka Salt Mine with public transport as well - please use bus number 304.
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[Combo] Wieliczka and Krakow City Pass with transportMuseum Tickets & Passes

[Combo] Wieliczka and Krakow City Pass with transport

Enjoy complimentary access to Krakow’s top museums with the Krakow Museums and Transport Pass. Gain entrance to 40 museums, including the impressive Rynek Underground, with its original medieval market stalls; Oskar Schindler’s Factory; and a wealth of art galleries, churches and more. This card offers generous discounts at select restaurants, shops and on other activities, and it’s a money-saving way to enjoy Krakow. This combo includes the entrance to Wieliczka Salt Mine with English Guide. Krakow Museums and Transport Pass offers free public transport and can be picked up either from the airport (which will allow you to use free public transport from airport to Krakow city center) or from Discover Cracow Tourist Information Point at Szczepanski Square 8. You can reach Wieliczka Salt Mine with public transport as well - please use bus number 304.
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Krakow Museums and Transport Official PassMuseum Tickets & Passes

Krakow Museums and Transport Official Pass

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Enjoy complimentary access to Krakow’s top museums and its bus and tram network with the Krakow Museums and Transport Pass. Choose from a 2- or 3-day pass and gain entrance to 40 museums, including the impressive Rynek Underground, with its original medieval market stalls; Oskar Schindler’s Factory; and a wealth of art galleries, churches and more. Add free 24-hour bus and tram travel and generous discounts at select restaurants, shops and on other activities, and it’s a money-saving way to enjoy Krakow.
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National Museum hours of operation: Open every day except Monday from 10 AM to 6 PM, and exceptionally until 4 PM on Sundays.. 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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