Historical Museum of Krakow Tours

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Historical Museum of Krakow
With 14 outposts scattered across the city, Krakow’s Historical Museum (Muzeum Historyczne Miasta Krakowa) 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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Rynek Underground Museum ticket package

This Rynek Underground Museum ticket package is ideal for visitors in Krakow who are interested in learning about its history. You’ll save time waiting in long lines by having a pre-booked ticket. Learn about how life was over 700 years ago with fascinating films, holograms, and interactive displays. This package will also help you get more out of your time in Krakow with entrance to Krzysztofory Palace and Krakow Town Hall included.
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Make your Krakow sightseeing simple, save money on the best attractions and skip some ticket lines with Pass4Krakow. Gain unlimited access to over 25 most popular Krakow tours, activities, food experiences, and museums with only one purchase. Adjust the duration of your pass to 2 or 3 days and access all attractions conveniently on your phone. After the purchase, you will be granted free admission to Auschwitz, Wieliczka Salt Mine, selected Wawel expositions, Schindler’s Factory, Main Square Underground, and more. Visit as many attractions as you can and see your savings grow. Three attractions may completely cover the price of the pass, the rest is your saving! Unlimited access to over 25 Krakow attractions at one great price with Pass4KrakowEnjoy top Krakow guided tours, activities, museums, and food experiencesMinimize your expenses on quality sightseeing experience in Krakow2 or 3 day pass option
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Krakow Museums and Transport Official Pass

Make the most out of your time in Krakow with a 2- or 3-day museum and transport pass. Enjoy complimentary access to 40 top museums, including Oskar Schindler’s Factory, the Rynek Underground, Town Hall Tower and more. Tram travel and a 24-hour bus ticket are also included, so you can journey to each attraction with ease. Top off your trip with discounts at select restaurants, shops and other activities, also provided with your pass.
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