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Museums in Małopolska

Museums in Małopolska

The museums in Małopolska delight visitors with their uniqueness. Their collections include masterpieces famous throughout the world. All you need is to remember the most famous exhibit in the museum collections in Małopolska: “The Lady with the Ermine” by Leonardo da Vinci in the collection of Czartoryski Museum. Other valuable and well-known works include paintings by the great Polish master painters in Cracow’s Clothiers’ Hall, such as the Prussian Homage by Jan Matejko or the Four-in-hand by Józef Chełmoński. Naturally, the museums in Małopolska do not exhibit only the works of art. Enough to mention a great collection of aircraft in Polish Aviation Museum, a unique global underground museum in the Market Square in Krakow, Schindler's Factory located in a former administrative building of Oskar Schindler’s Enamelware Factory or a nature collection of the Tatra Museum in Zakopane. Art enthusiasts will find an interesting exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Cricoteka - Centre for Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor or “Art Bunker” Gallery of Contemporary Art. Open-air museums or Skansens are very popular; they house a number of examples of regional building art, mostly rural, which were transferred there, although they also include noble mansions and beautiful churches. In addition to the permanent exhibitions, many museums organise numerous temporary exhibitions, as well as interesting lectures, workshops and presentations of old crafts and skills. Also, there are some days each year when museums open their doors to all guests for free or for a token sum. You can then explore them with a professional guide, often taking a look at places not usually available.


The museums in Malopolska

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