The National Museum in Warsaw, Warsaw

(3.9/5 based on 320+ 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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  • Great to finally experience the big paintings you always see in the history books. A 3 hour visit felt like running through the exhibitions, you definitely need more time than that especially if you'r...  more »
  • Overall , this had a good range of art. The medieval altar/church pieces were spectacular and often fabulously gruesome. The modern art was lacking a bit in variety but the reconstruction of the copti...  more »
  • I was astonished by the range and quality of 19th century Polish art on show at this gallery. Poland has outstanding painters clearly influenced by the Romantic and Impressionist currents, and well wo...  more »
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  • Superb collection of polish art from all eras and old masters. One the best national collections I've experienced. Wonderfil restuarant downstairs and cafe in the courtyard next door. You'll need 3 hours at least to see mostly the Polish section.
  • Really nice place to explore polish history and arts. It will take minimum 2 hours and otherwise depends on individuals. Tuesday is free entry. 😊👍
  • Fantastic experience. I really recommend to visit. Be prepared for min. 4 h of sightseeing.
  • It is astonishing how huge this place is! You could easily spend half of the day here!
  • Good art museum. There are English descriptions. The audio guides were gone when we arrived but it was a day when the entry was free.