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. By using our Warsaw holiday builder tool , you can arrange your visit to The National Museum in Warsaw and other attractions in Warsaw.
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  • Mainly Polish artists, previously unknown to me, and some more familiar ones. The section on Polish design is very interesting too.  more »
  • Is one of the most important places on the Museum map of Warsaw. Many significant names and works. Plan on visiting at least 1, 5 h.
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  • The National Museum I have visited last a second time. And I know that I will go back there for the third time, fourth and another ... Not "grasp" during one visit. The amount of and above all value (material, historical) exhibits the true wealth. Ranging from Medieval Art Gallery-great altars, triptychs, Gothic "way of the cross", an incredible, that our time after two world wars have been preserved so many Gothic works of art. On the ground floor Gallery Faras-an incredible story to rescue priceless frescoes and bring them to the Polish from Africa. And "Star" among the frescoes of St. Anna called the Mona Lisa of Faras. First floor is already an art gallery of the 19th century and contemporary art. Really hard to decide whether more delight the works of Jan Matejko, the famous Pomarańczarka he remained, the insignia of the Polish kings or "Strange" Mehoffer. Recently, a Design Gallery Polish-Polish design since Witkacy until after 2018 year. Awesome was the look at the ladies who watching the latest exhibition in the presence of that "such things in the House in the 1970s or 80 's". Personally, I can't wait to get also the re-opening of the ancient art gallery (billed on 2019). And this year too important temporary exhibition about Established on the occasion of the 100 anniversary of the Declaration of independence. In conclusion, it is worth visiting and worth coming back! Admission to the permanent exhibitions on Tuesdays-for free.
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  • Great museum with tons of exhibits. We were in Warsaw for just two days and spent a decent amount of time here. The temporary exhibits naturally cost extra, and depending on what’s there it could be worth checking out. The design section upstairs is also great! After the museums here, there’s a yard around back exhibiting military vehicles from different countries from world war 2 and onward. Definitely walk through that too!
  • It was really interesting experience for us. They have different exhibitions, so everyone can find the exact one for him ;) I was amazed by huge paintings and some sculptures. Strongly recommend for visiting. But maybe not with a child. I didn't find any place for them. So I thing for them it would be difficult to spend several hours completely quiet. ;)
  • Great museum to check out. Located conveniently near the "palm tree". It's just large enough to spend a few hours exploring everything. Don't like that you have to pay extra for the "additional exhibitions" but I guess that's just how they work.
  • Different art styles, 20 PLN permanent and 25 temporary exhibitions. So many works about Chris. There are audio guides in many languages include Russian. Your luggage you can left in wardrobe for free. For permanent exhibition needs more than 2 hours. There is a cafe on -1 floor.
  • The Gallery of Polish Design, part of the permanent collection of the National Museum in Warsaw, is fantastic. The Gallery of Medieval Art also has an impressive collection of beautifully carved and painted triptychs and polyptychs.
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