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Cracow Historical Museum - Old Market Underground

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Neighbourhood: Stare Miasto
As featured in 3 Days in Krakow and 2 other guides
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Address: Rynek Glowny 1, Krakow 31-042, Poland
Phone Number:
+48 12 426 50 60
Today
10:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Mon 10:00 - 20:00
Tue 10:00 - 16:00
Wed - Fri 10:00 - 20:00
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US$ 27.30*
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Krakow Museums and Transport Official Pass
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Krakow Old Town Guided Walking Tour

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If you're a history buff - do NOT miss this!

The Rynek Underground is fabulous. The way they excavated this area to preserve its integrity. Simply awe-inspiring. It is truly the former city before it was buried due to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I just recommend it if you like archeology, other wise I don't think is worth it! Maybe for kids could be fun.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Tickets are purchasing prior to enter and you pick your entry time as they only allow so many in at a time. This museum is underneath the town centre which is a positive as you dont need to get a cab to it and when you get out your not far from a drink. Apart from the above I cant... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Rynek Underground is fabulous. The way they excavated this area to preserve its integrity. Simply awe-inspiring. It is truly the former city before it was buried due to shifting lands. Yes, the audios are in English. Well...it IS Poland. The plaques and information is written in English as well as Polish. All of us thought it was really interesting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's easy to miss this museum, the entrance is tucked away in a corner of the Cloth Hall in the main market square. Only when you get underground to you appreciate the scale of he museum and the fact that it is build underneath the whole of the square itself. An incredible archaeological and architectural achievement. It is a tribute... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived to this museum expecting to see the underground cellars of the old town and how they were covered when the streets we highered. However we picked up a leaflet and that was it. We went into the room and here weren't any guides who could speak English to help and nothing really flowed or explained anything. The video... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The design quality and build of this museum is exceptional and it's definitely worth a visit. So much reading does get a little tedious though (it was very quiet when we went but there's so much to read that 2-hours flew by in no time) and having been given the impression (from third-party tourist leaflets) that we were to be... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited here and although it was interesting and ultra modern we didn't get much from it. We loved how modern the technology was and it was good that the screens had language options but most of the videos were in polish so we couldn't follow what was going on. It was still a nice change and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've chosen to visit it after some really good recommendations, but for adults and without a guide I find it not very interesting. It shows history of the city, has a lot of animations and videos but not worth of spending few hours especially on a short trip to Krakow.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice museum and it looks really modern I like a lot exposition and way which let you to know something about city. You can't miss this place.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The underground museum is located at the end of the Cloth Hall and provided a respite from the freezing temperatures above ground. Entry was relatively cheap, and there is a fascinating array of history throughout the museum. Signage includes English, so you are easily able to comprehend the screeds. As a party we became separated (two young children who weren't... More 

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