Archaeological Museum of Krakow (Muzeum Archeologiczne w Krakowie)
Archaeological Museum of Krakow (Muzeum Archeologiczne w Krakowie)

Archaeological Museum of Krakow (Muzeum Archeologiczne w Krakowie)

Poselska 3, Krakow, 31-002

The basics

To save time waiting in long ticket lines, prebook your tickets to the Krakow Archeological Museum. If you’re visiting multiple museums over a 1-3 day period, a Krakow Pass or Museum Pass grants you discounted entry to multiple museums and attractions, such as Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory Museum, the MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, and the Galicia Jewish Museum.

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Things to know before you go

  • The museum is not wheelchair-accessible due to the historical character of the building. There is no elevator on-site.

  • If you need a rest during your walk around the museum, there are some seats near the cloakroom on the first floor, and next to the staircase on the second floor.

  • Don’t miss the museum’s beautiful garden, which you’re free to walk around.

  • It takes around 1.5 hours to see all of the exhibits.

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How to get there

The museum is in Krakow city center and is easy to get to on foot or by public transport. If traveling by tram, the nearest stop is Filharmonia—which is around a 3-minute walk away if you take a scenic stroll through Planty Park. You can get a variety of different trams to this stop, including 6, 8, 13, and 18.

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When to get there

The museum is open year-round but hours vary throughout the week, so it’s best to check the schedule before you visit. The biggest crowds tend to be at the weekend during the summer months, so it’s advisable to visit in the morning on weekdays if you can to avoid the crowds.

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What is the Swiatowit?

The Swiatowit (also known as the Zbruch Idol) is arguably the most famous exhibit in Krakow’s Archeological Museum. It’s an 8-foot (2-meter) tall stone idol which showcases four faces of a Slavic God. The statue is important as it’s one of the world’s only Slavic God statues that’s ever been found and it was discovered at the bottom of the Zbruc river in 1848.

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