The National Museum in Warsaw, Warsaw
(3.9/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
At The National Museum in Warsaw, see the largest Polish painting, "Battle of Grunwald" by Jan Matejko, and the largest European collection of artifacts of the Nubian culture. The museum features about 830,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, illustrations, photographs, numismatic items, and objects of applied arts. Do not miss the medieval art collection, including intricate altarpieces and painted wooden statues from all over Poland. Look for the paintings reclaimed after being stolen during World War II, such as "Jewish Woman Selling Oranges" and "Black Woman." Rest in a cafe or on one of the benches of an inside courtyard with a fountain. A park behind the building once served as prince's gardens. To visit The National Museum in Warsaw on your holiday in Warsaw, and find out what else Warsaw has to offer, use our Warsaw itinerary builder.
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  • Quite nice and spacious museum, home of some interesting artwork, primarily from medieval times. Some fine pieces of paintings can be found as well. Good floorplan, easy to get around. Only drawback i...  more »
  • This is quite old fashioned in layout, but well worth visiting to see the paintings (some are incredible) and the medieval church art 
  • This 1938 massive museum is one of the few buildings not destroyed during World War II. There are some real gems among this huge collection. It's definitely worth exploring. They have an important Raf...  more »
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  • Extraordinary collection of Polish art and beyond, housed in a magnificent palace from the typical communist imprint. This was followed by a lot of very interesting temporary exhibitions but what should attract tourists is the rucchissima permanent collection! One can not go in and visit it carefully. Time required 120/150 minutes, we recommend the audio guide. @gargio76
  • Absolutely wonderful, starting from the Egyptian, Nubian, and Coptic artefacts brought my Polish expeditions that also saved the historical treasures from being flooded by the Aswan Dam, through Polish and world art (they really have an extremely interesting collection of medieval religious art) up to the 20th and 21st century (I'd definitely recommend paying attention to the fin de siècle and the interwar period in Polish art) and temporary exhibitions (right now, there is a quite charming show of the items and art connected to the scholars' life in China, organized jointly with the Chinese National Museum). Altogether, in that house is worth more than one day even if you aren't a special museum buff, and more than a week for those.
  • Absolutely great. This museum could be compared to the greatest museums of the world. It is mainly a gallery, but the Museum also has wonderful pieces of Medieval Art (altarpieces and so on)
  • Great, just great collection of art. Unfortunately part of exhibitions is under maintenance and unavailable.
  • Would describe it more as a national gallery, it has mainly paintings but very good ones.