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The Museum of Krakow / Historical Museum of the City of Krakow

Its traditional appellation, the Historical Museum of the City of Krakow (Muzeum Historyczne Miasta Krakowa) remains the official name but since March 2019 the venerable institution has also got a more convenient label of the Museum of Krakow (Muzeum Krakowa).

Oskar Schindler's office in his Krakow factory turned into a museum

Oskar Schindler's office with his desk, erotic art, and huge map he used to demonstrate Nazi conquests in Europe.

Established in 1887, the museum presently boasts seventeen branches, including such hugely popular tourist attractions as Oskar Schindler's Factory or the Rynek Underground show in the bowels of the central square of Krakow. Also some of the city’s best known monuments – for example the Town Hall Tower and the Old Synagogue – have been turned into branches of the Museum of Krakow aka the Historical Museum of the City of Krakow. And last but not the least, it organizes the two best-loved time-honored Krakow festivals, i.e. the Lajkonik pageant in June and the contest of szopka Nativity scenes on the first Thursday of December as well as many other events.

The Historical Museum of the City of Krakow (Museum of Krakow) belongs to the municipality of Krakow


Branches of the Museum of Krakow

  • The Historical Museum of the City of Krakow aka Museum of Krakow operates the following 17 branches:

  • The Krzysztofory Palace / Palac Krzysztofory at 35 Rynek Glowny central square 

  • The Old Synagogue / Stara Synagoga at 24 Szeroka street

  • Oskar Schindler's Factory / Fabryka Schindlera at 4 Lipowa street

  • The Eagle Pharmacy / Apteka pod Orle mat 18 Plac Bohaterow Getta square

  • Pomorska Street / Ulica Pomorska at 2 Pomorska street

  • Hipolit House / Kamienica Hipolitow at 3 Plac Mariacki square

  • The Town Hall Tower / Wieza Ratuszowa in the middle of the Rynek Glowny central square

  • Barbican / Barbakan at Basztowa street

  • City Defence Walls / Mury Obronne at Pijarska street

  • Celestat at 16 Lubicz street

  • The History of Nowa Huta Quarter / Dzieje Nowej Huty at os. Centrum E1

  • Zwierzyniec House / Dom Zwierzyniecki at 41 Krolowej Jadwigi street

  • The Cross House / Dom pod Krzyzem at 21 Szpitalna street

  • Rynek Underground / Podziemia Rynku with entry in the Cloth Hall at 1 Rynek Glowny central square.

  • Podgorze Museum / Muzeum Podgorza at 1 Powstancow Wielkopolskich street  

  • Rydlowka at 28 Wlodzimierza Tetmajera street

At the same time the Museum of Krakow administers the site of the Plaszow Nazi concentration camp.  

Krakow’s underground archeological museum beneath Rynek Glowny central square

Rynek Underground exhibition in the bowels of the central square of Krakow

Contact information Historical Museum of the City of Krakow (Museum of Krakow)

Postal address Museum of Krakow, Palac Krzysztofory, Rynek Glowny 35, 31-011 Krakow, Poland.

Phone: (+48) 124223264, (+48) 126192302, fax: (+48) 124223264, switchboard (+48) 126192300, email:

Director Michal Niezabitowski MA, Phone: (+48) 124223264, email

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