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Museum of Ancient Art

Neighbourhood: Stare Miasto
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Address: ul. Pijarska 8, Krakow 31-015, Poland
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+48 12 422 55 66

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While I was at the Jan Matejko Museum, I saw a sign for a Rembrandt exhibit. So I got directions and headed off to the Arsenal Museum (aka the Museum of Ancient Art). After a... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2016
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Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

While I was at the Jan Matejko Museum, I saw a sign for a Rembrandt exhibit. So I got directions and headed off to the Arsenal Museum (aka the Museum of Ancient Art). After a little confusion as to where the place was, I found it through a door in the city wall. It was free just like the Matejko... More 

Thank jehenson81
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

This was a small museum across the street from my hotel. I went on Sunday afternoon when the museum is free. I enjoyed browsing the ancient artifacts and found the museum very interesting. A nice hour spent. In addition, a Rembrandt was currently being displayed. It was interesting to see how it had been restored. Worth a stop, but not... More 

Thank barblibrarian
Blagoveshchensk, Russia
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Small museum that is worth visiting. All the objects are located only in one room, so you won't be tired by the end of your visit. Even though it's small I enjoyed it more than ancient art galleries in huge museums. Here (probably because it was a private collection) you won't see hundreds of fragments of some object which don't... More 

Thank eZimowski
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Wow! An unexpected lovely, albeit small, collection of Ancient Art including sculptures, stones, terracotta and wooden sarcophagi, parts of murals, ceramics (ancient collection of Greek vases), etc. dating back to the third millennium BC to the 7th century AD. There are also Egyptian sarcophagi and related priceless pieces. And, on display now, is the Rembrandt “Landscape with the Good Samaritan”... More 

Thank catsforkids
Wirral England
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

Visited this small museum on a Sunday when it was free for permanent exhibitions. Lots to see in the one room that was open from early sculptures, mummified animals and birds and Egyptian sarcophagi. All the artefacts are from Rome, Greece and Egypt. You can take photo's without flash. Well worth a visit.

1 Thank LizMarcWirralEngland
Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 May 2013

This is just one huge room with about 20 cabinets and display cases and some statues. The items are labelled in English and Polish so you know what you’re looking at. We stayed around 45 minutes but had allowed more time for our visit as we didn’t realise it was a small place. Would suggest many people would not stay... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 24 October 2011

This is one of the most extraordinary collections of ancient art. It rivals the Met in NYC in terms of depth for ancient Egyptian art. It is a further testament to the depth of cultural appreciation of the Polish people, and to the generosity of those individuals who gifted their collections to the museum. To call this a "treasure" is... More 

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