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National Museum in Krakow

National Museum in Krakow

The Mehoffer House

26 Krupnicza St.

Opening hours
Tuesday – 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.
The museum is located in a house at Krupnicza Street, which Józef Mehoffer – one of the top artists of Young Poland – bought and furnished with stylish pieces of furniture, works of art, and craftsmanship. In 1986 the house, according to the will of the artist’s family, was given to the National Museum in Krakow, where in January 1996 it was opened to the public.

The inside of the house, which is now a biographical museum of the artist, is furnished according to his original idea. The unit is a museum of interiors, where the rooms are filled with the same old furniture and common items as once before, and which are excellent examples of Secession craftsmanship.

The whole is completed with the works of Józef Mehoffer himself, i.e. stained glass, oil paintings and drawings. A beautiful garden by the house adds to the charm. Among the most treasured stained glass pieces are: Vita somnium breve; Caritas; Wiara, Nadzieja, Miłość (Faith, Hope, Love); a portrait of his wife – the “Florentine”; the landscapes Wisła pod Niepołomicami (Vistula at Niepołomice), and Czerwona parasolka (Red Umbrella); and designs – Nature and Art (for the Palace of Art in Krakow) and Flowers (polychrome motif of the Treasury at Wawel Cathedral).
  • 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