The National Museum in Warsaw, Warsaw

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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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  • Though not as good as some other national art museums, this one does as best as it can with what it has in its collection. The building is used in interesting ways, though not necessarily very logical...  more »
  • The art contained within was beyond beautiful and there was SO MUCH of it, mostly paintings but also sculptures, statues, tapestries, carpets, pottery, porcelain and crystal, clocks, some clothes, and...  more »
  • On a free afternoon, I decided to go to the National Museum and was very happy with my decision. As it turned out, entrance was free, audioguide in English was free, and I wandered at will. The mediev...  more »
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  • This is a nice museum, whilst I don't care much for the permanent expositions, some of the temporary ones are quite interesting. The permanent expositions are Polish art from the medieval ages etc. Whilst for example a temporary exposition that I saw was the Japanese art. Which was really nice and informative. Staff is great, you can leave your coats at the reception, and you can get student discounts :)
  • "old style" museum. Nothing much has changed here since the 80s. Sometimes good exhibition happens, but regular one is not that impressive.
  • Not to extensive museum in Warsaw. Interesting art work of Polish history. Nice modern art exposition.
  • A huge art collection, well presented. When we entered we realized there is free entry today. We were there 2.5 hours and could spend several more.
  • Fantastic museum if you enjoy art, but also packed with archaeological exhibits, furniture, porcelain etc so something for everyone. A well lit place and a pleasure to be in, just slightly annoying creaky flooring!