Czartoryski Museum Krakow Reviews
Review Oct 22, 2008
The Czartoryski museum is the oldest museum in Poland. It was founded 1801 by the princess Izabela Czartoryska as a private museum and in 1878 it was opened to the public.
The museum has four main sections: Ancient art, Western European paintings, arts and crafts from the 16th to the 19th Century and arms and weapons.
In every room you find something different so that a visit to this museum is full of more or less small surprises.
Some of the most interesting exhibits of the museum are the sarcophagus with a mummy in it, the Etruscan and Roman statues (I could hardly prevent myself from touching them^^), some Greek jugs, the Lady with an Ermine, a picture of Rembrandt, turkish saddles and briddles, which were captured during the war in the 18th Century and the tapestries. However, my absolute favorite are still the mummified cat and bird :-)
The entrance fee is 10 zl normal and 5 zl reduced. For making photos, you have to pay additionally 15 zl. If you want a conductet tour in a foreign language, it is 100 zl for one gallery, 150 zl for two galleries and 180 zl for the whole exhibition.
So in conclusion I'd say, that a visit at the Czartoryski Museum is definitely a good idea how to spend a rainy day.
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Jul 26, 2007
Its hard to say what this museum its all about. It contains huge amounts of paintings including Leonardo Da Vinci's Lady with an Ermine.
Some of the things you can find in this Museum:
Medieval armors, guns, decorations
Things from the Ancient Egypt(!) including several sarcophagus's
Be aware that the customer service is horrible. I first refused to buy an ticket to take photographs and when i saw the huge exhibition i asked them when they closed and if i could go back and buy a photographers ticket. They said 15.30, but when i came back after buying a ticket 15.05 they wouldnt let me inside the Egypt part of the museum (the part i that i wanted to photograph).. I couldnt even get my money back when i returned right away saying that it where closed.
Admission Free og Thursdays.
Ticket to take photos is 15PLN and 20PLN deposit.
The Exhibition is four stars,but the service is terrible so the total experience where really bad. So Three stars should be suitable.
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