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Historical Museum of the Municipality of Krakow

Historical Museum of the Municipality of Krakow

The Celestat – Residence of the Krakow Sharpshooter's Society

16 Lubicz St.

Opening hours
May – October: Tuesday – Saturday and second Sunday of each month: 9.30 a.m.– 5 p.m.
(free admission on Wednesdays)
Closed on Mondays

October – April:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays (free admission)
Fridays, Saturdays and second Sunday of each month: 9.00 a.m.–4.00 p.m.
Thursday: 11.00 a.m.– 4.00 p.m.
Closed on Mondays
The neo-Gothic building of the Celestat, built in 1837 in Shooters Garden, is a seat of one of the oldest sharpshooter societies in Poland. It contains an exhibition unique in Europe, “The history of Krakow’s Bractwo Kurkowe” (the Fowler Brotherhood). The Srebrny Kur (Silver Fowl) of Celestat is a masterpiece. This noble bird was made of silver at the turn of 1564 and 1565 by an unknown goldsmith, probably from Krakow. Srebrny Kur is the most valued treasure of the Fowler Brotherhood, given to them by the city of Krakow in 1565. It is not only the symbol of the Brotherhood, but also an insignia of power of the sharpshooter king.
  • Program regionalny
  • województwo maloposkie
  • Unia Europejska
The following Project is cofinanced by the European Union under the Małopolska Regional Operational Programme for the years 2007 – 2013