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“A good insight into Polish folk history”

Ethnographic Museum
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US$30.02*
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Krakow Museums and Transport Official Pass
Ranked #55 of 307 things to do in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 17 June 2014

This is a really enjoyable little gem about local folk history. Worth spending an hour or two looking at the historical way of life. Good costumes to view too.

3  Thank Eapage57
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Reviewed 20 December 2013

This was a great find, we came upon this as we were walking through the sqaure so went in and it was lovely. Lots of school children with their teachers being shown how they once lived. they ask you to leave your hats & coats in the cloakroom which we didn't do as still cold from freezing temperatures outside. We really should have taken them off as by the time we got to the top floor we were roasting. The exhibition is of how people lived in the beginning of the century. Really interesting, lots of wood and fabulous stoves made of ceramics. It seemed that everyone lived and worked in the house, even the animals. The cost to enter the Museum was 5 zloty which is less than a £1 definitely well worth it.

4  Thank MSimpson43
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

The museum is great, full of information and interesting facts about Polish culture. There are 3 floors with different expositions and you need at least 1h - 1h30 to see everything in detail. Staff is polite and the place is well organized. On each floor there is a folder in English with explanation about the exposition, although I thought that some pictures and artifacts could have a small tag in English as well. Overall, an excellent museum and not to be missed by anyone visiting Krakow.

2  Thank Roberta W
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

We spent a weekend in Krakow, stayed at the Unicus hotel smack in the centre of Krakow, and visited the square and found books needed for work and browsed the weekend flea market - fun. The Ethnographic Museum was a treat, one is allowed to take photographs, and I brought home possible illustrations for my next publication.

3  Thank CaB41
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

I visited this museum as part of an art class. There is a lot of detail of everyday common life in Poland/Krakow over time. Surprised to see bagpipes! It is a nice change from all the churches and castles (as wonderful as they are). It is located easily near the Wolnica Square (Plac. Wolnica) tram stop. Note: if you bring a backpack you will have to store it before touring the museum.

3  Thank Helen L
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