Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius, Krakow

4.5
#6 of 69 in Museums in Krakow
Take a tour of the university's oldest building, Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius, which features striking architecture and an array of furnished rooms to explore. The late-Gothic structure, which sits on a large courtyard, dates back to the 14th century and boasts an illustrious list of alumni, including the renowned Renaissance astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. On your guided tour, you'll learn about one of Europe's oldest universities and discover interesting artifacts, including medieval scientific instruments, valuable paintings, and the 16th century Jagiellonian globe. Those who want to purchase a souvenir from the gift store should bring cash along, as credit cards are not accepted. Take the guesswork out of planning a Krakow vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
1,073 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • Absolutely to see.... particular clock mechanism installed in the university yard
    View original
  • The University of Jeron is the oldest university in Clarkoff, the environment is very elegant, the historical ancient buildings, there is a museum and public space, if the time is sufficient, it is very convenient to walk around to feel this atmosphere.
    View original
  • I saw this as part of Krakow Explorer's free walking tour and it was one of the highlights of the tour and somewhere I would never have thought to visit by myself. It's a beautiful place, the courtyar...  more »
Google
  • Part of the guided tours in Krakow as it's a large part of Poland's history. If I remember correctly, most of Poland's/Krakow's universities were once institutions of this university. Interesting fact we found out passing a nearby house. If a black flag is adorned from a nearby house it means one of the professor's/senior staff had recently died. You can do a tour on your own as the guided tour will take you to other destinations. Also a prime spot for a photo.
  • If you are in Krakow, try and have a guided tour of the historical rooms and halls of the Jagellonic university. The guided are extremely well prepared and cover a good number of languages. The climax of the tour is obviously the Copernicus room with the astronomical instruments. Once back in the courtyard, seize the chance to take a look at the carillon.
  • A gorgeous and rich place with a professional, enjoyable and informative guide. Absolutely worth the price and the wait!
  • Got here at 10 AM, when the museum is opening, to find a sign that says the museum is not open until 3 PM. The museum shop was open, though. No hint what kind of tour they'd be offering that day (there's two) or whether they still have spots on them (as you need a reservation). Lots of people came here and were disappointed in the 5 minutes I was there.
  • A really nice place to visit. Everyone comes to see the courtyard clock chime on the hour and there are several free permanent exhibits but you should definitely sign up for the tour. You will only see a handful of rooms but they have really interesting things to see including scientific instruments used by Copernicus. We really enjoyed the tour.
Places to stay near Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius

Plan your trip to Krakow

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Krakow

View all >
4.4
Duration: 3​h
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 8​h

Side trips from Krakow

4.3
Duration: 3​h
4.8
Duration: 8​h
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Historic Sites in Krakow

View all >
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 1​h

Hidden gems in Krakow

4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Museums in Krakow

View all >
4.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in Krakow

4.9
Duration: 4​h
4.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.1
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 30​min
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 8​h
4.7
Duration: 8​h
4.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Plans to Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius by other users

23 days in Belarus & Poland BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Krakow BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, kids, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Krakow BY A USER FROM SPAIN December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Poland BY A USER FROM SWEDEN December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Central Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Krakow BY A USER FROM ISRAEL April, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 38 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 6 days in Krakow BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 27 days in Central Europe BY A USER FROM BRAZIL June, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 28 days in Eastern Europe BY A USER FROM BRAZIL June, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 23 days in Belarus & Poland BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Southern Poland, Northern Poland & Latvia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans