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Archeological Museum in Krakow

Archeological Museum in Krakow

3 Senacka St. (entrance from Poselska Street)

Opening hours
September – June:
Monday – Wednesday: 9.00 a.m.–2.00 p.m.
Thursday: 2.00 p.m.–6.00 p.m.
Friday, Sunday: 10.00 a.m.–2.00 p.m.
Saturday: closed

July – August:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m.–2.00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday: 2 p.m.–6.00 p.m.
Saturday: closed
Sunday: 10.00 a.m.–2.00 p.m.
The Museum of Archaeology in Krakow houses the following permanent exhibitions: “Pre-History and Early Mediaeval Lesser Poland”, “Gods of Ancient Egypt”, and the “Władysław Kluger Peruvian Collection”. The oldest history of the present Krakow is presented by the “Pre- History and Early Mediaeval Lesser Poland” – a high-tech exposition showing the most important aspects of life of prehistoric societies in the context of environmental and cultural changes in the course of the last 70 000 years. Thanks to the displayed maps, illustrative landscapes, animal figurines, herbariums, and reconstructed tools we can trace environmental changes and ways of obtaining food in distant epochs. It models allow visitors to view the typical settlements of a given period – reconstructed based on the results of archaeological excavations. The models present human dwellings in different epochs, from natural shelters and shacks, to wooden homesteads and long-lasting buildings of stone and brick. We meet, literally “face to face”, the people who lived there, as their faces have been reconstructed using professional forensic medicine techniques. An interesting part of the exposition is a series of computer animations showing methods of tool and pottery making, old mining and smelting, forging, casting, and construction techniques and ways of making jewellery. The exposition introduces us to the world of art and beliefs. It is an excellent opportunity to see interesting archaeological items connected with magic and art.


  • 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