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National Museum in Krakow

National Museum in Krakow

The Wyspiański Museum in the Szołayski House

11 Szczepańska St.

Opening hours
Tuesday (temporary exhibitions only): 10.00 a.m.–6.00 p.m.
Wednesday – Saturday: 10.00 a.m.–6.00 p.m.
Sunday: 10.00 a.m.–4.00 p.m.
Monday: closed
Free admission to permanent exhibitions on Sundays.

www.muzeum.krakow.pl
The museum is located in the Krakow family of Szołayski’s house, built in the 17th century, and expanded in the 19th and 20th c. In 2003, after a long renovation the tenement became the location of the Stanisław Wyspiański Museum, existing from 1983.

Two permanent exhibitions are devoted to the works of Stanisław Wyspiański and the character of Feliks “Manggha” Jasieński – a great collector, patron of art, and a supporter of the National Museum in Krakow. The gallery of the life and art of Stanisław Wyspiański presents, among others, the furnishing of secular interiors designed by the artist. One of the most interesting is the set of furniture for the parlour of Tadeusz Boy Żeleński and his wife Zofia. Another secular interior designed by Stanisław Wyspiański is the House of the Doctors’ Fellowship; the beauty of the stair balustrades with the motif of a horse- chestnut tree, and chandeliers the parts of which resemble the shapes of snowflakes, is awe inspiring even today.

The second floor of the museum is even more representative of a typical private interior of municipal residential development from the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth century. It is furnished to resemble the apartment of Feliks “Manggha” Jasieński – a great collector and supporter of the National Museum in Krakow. Furniture, trinkets, and items he kept in his house make up an image of life from that past age.
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The following Project is cofinanced by the European Union under the Małopolska Regional Operational Programme for the years 2007 – 2013