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The Krakow Salt Works Museum at Wieliczka

The Krakow Salt Works Museum at Wieliczka

Wieliczka, ul. Zamkowa 8


www.muzeum.wieliczka.pl
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Public visiting hours:
Underground exhibit (level three of the salt mine) visited in combination with tourist route.
November - March  8:00 – 17:00
April - October  7:30 – 19:30
except: 1 January, 1 day of Easter (Holy Saturday open from 7.30 to 14.00), November 1 and 24, 25 and 31 December.

 

Saltworks Castle on ul. Zamkowa 8
September -April 9:00 – 15:00 every day except Mondays and Sundays
May – August      9:00 – 20:00 every day except Mondays
Saturday – free admission

The Krakow Saltworks Museum Wieliczka is located on two fascinating sites: on the third level of the historic salt mine and in the medieval Saltworks Castle, two structures from the past which together made up a single industrial complex.

The exhibition of the underground museum – one of the largest in Europe – is located in 17 of the original nineteenth- and twentieth-century chambers of the UNESCO-listed world heritage site. They contain a unique collection of horse-drawn winches and the silver horn of the Brotherhood of Diggers from 1534 – a symbol of the mine’s riches, considered one of the most valuable articles in the museum and one of the most important early Renaissance artworks in Poland. Other exhibits include monumental miners’ shrines that awe visitors, the remarkable beauty of crystalline salt, neolithic tools for finding salt, sculptures and images of past underground chapels, mining tools, railroads, and the oldest maps of the mine.

The Saltworks Castle complex (thirteenth to nineteenth century), the former seat of the saltworks, includes a fourteenth-century bastion, the oldest mineshaft in Poland from the late thirteenth century, and a Central Castle. Deserving particular notice are the original architecture of the Gothic Hall, the collection of valuable salt vessels, and the fortified cashbox (nineteenth/twentieth century).     


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The following Project is cofinanced by the European Union under the Małopolska Regional Operational Programme for the years 2007 – 2013