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National Museum in Warsaw

ul. Aleje Jerozolimskie 3, Warsaw 00-495, Poland
+48 22 629 30 93
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The National Museum in Warsaw houses a world class collection of art and artifacts stretching from antiquity all the way up to the modern day. Visitors will find ancient relics from the Nubian region, which hold a unique permanent home of display unseen anywhere else in Europe, the most important and groundbreaking works from Polish artists of the 19th Century, and a groundbreaking and historically crucial display of artworks from the 20th and 21st centuries. The National Museum in Warsaw is a must-see on any trip to the city.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“polish artists” (20 reviews)
“medieval art” (18 reviews)
“jan matejko” (12 reviews)
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ul. Aleje Jerozolimskie 3, Warsaw 00-495, Poland
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+48 22 629 30 93
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was a great experience. They had really good audiocommentary. Would recommend to anyone who is staying in warsaw.

Thank Jesper B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The day I went it was raining cats and dogs outside ..... pleasantly it was also the day it was free . It was uncomfortably HOT inside maybe it was meant to be . I loved all the old religious paintings and carvings and some...More

Thank Kingspoon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly, this museum always looks closed. At the main entrance, the giant wooden doors are closed and security men walk about. In order to avoid walking across the large courtyard only to find out it was closed, I asked someone leaving who told me, no,...More

Thank OperaBeginner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Full of medieval and 19th century treasures. Do not miss it. The Jan matejko exhibition is back. In general the staff are polite but do not expect any smiles. I was very fortunate to go on a day of free admission. The cloak room is...More

Thank SimoneSMC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I walked 25 minutes in the rain to see the 19th-century Polish paintings, especially Matejko's masterpiece, "Stanczyk" but only learned that gallery was closed when I arrived. (Should have checked Tripadvisor!!) The rest of the collection is solid but nothing special.

Thank MadisonGrog
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are a lot of items that are similar to one you'd find in any large-sized city art museum, but the National Museum in Warsaw did feature an unusual layout with many varied works of art. I spent about 2 hours here browsing the halls.

Thank MattKY
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

The gallery of 19th century art which focuses on Polish artists was the prime reason for our visit to this museum. It makes up a good proportion of the overall floor space and is widely regarded as the main strength of the museum. We arrived...More

1  Thank T-SGlobetrotters
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

The collection is very interesting and I had a great time even if the entire 19th century floor was closed. There is an entire section of Christian Nubian Art, only second to Sudan which is fascinating and is the role of Polish archaeologists in its...More

Thank A G
Reviewed 20 August 2017

I enjoyed all sections of this museum, as there are many delightful surprises across different media and times. For example, the beautiful sashes woven and embroidered and worn by Polish nobility were unexpected and superb. However, the two highlights for me were the Coptic frescoes...More

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

I was surprised by interesting permanent and temporary exhibitions. They were wast and really interesting with all the necessary information provided about every single piece

Thank MindaugasK_13
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