The National Museum in Warsaw, Warsaw

(3.9/5 based on 300+ 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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  • Been wanting to visit this museum to see paintings by Jan Matejko-"battle of Grunwald", "Stanczyk", Henry H. (especially after examination these paintings painters living in Krakow). But don't think that there's not much to look at in addition to the works of artists. Here you and excellent collection of medieval European (Polish, German ...) art-"Madonna" Sandro Botticelli, carved altars and iconostasis of churches of different regions of Poland and Germany, part of the Catholic cathedrals, ezhedenevnoj items of clothing Panov and PANI, Crown clothing monarchs. But, as already noticed, by cons or shortcomings include strange or unfinished. This is especially applicable to the collection of medieval art. Or, it can be assumed that this was done on purpose in order to show the prevalence of the Catholic Church and the lack of dissent. Summary of visits-recommend unequivocally. Held at the Museum just over 3 hours.
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  • I set aside 1 hour for 2 consecutive evenings during my visit: first to see historical pieces and then again for contemporary art. I really liked the post-communist pieces to reflect on.  more »
  • I initially with limited language assumed this was a war museuem,im still not sure what it was,once you buy a ticket you have to give up your coat which is very unusual.i got shouted at by staff deman...  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.