Museums

 

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Museums in Wroclaw

 

Archeological Museum (Muzeum Archeologiczne)

ul. Cieszynskiego 9

Opening hours:Wednesday-Saturday 11:00- 17:00; Sunday 10.00- 18:00; Monday and Tuesday closed

 

 

 

Municipal Museum (Muzeum Sztuki Mieszczanskiej)

Stary Ratusz (Town Hall)

50-106 Wroclaw

tel. +48 71 347 16 93

Opening hours: Wednesday -Saturday: 11:00- 17:00; Sunday 10.00 – 18:00; Monday and Tuesday closed

 

 

Royal Palace - City Museum (Palac Krolewski - Muzeum Miejskie)

ul. Kazimimierza Wielkiego 35

50-077 Wrocław

tel. +48 71 391 69 45

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 10:00-17:00; Saturday and Sunday 10:00-18:00; Monday closed

 

Royal Palace of Wroclaw, also called Spatgen Palace or Palace of the Kings of Prussia. Its oldest part dates back to 1719 and in 1750 it was purchased by the King of Prussia, Frederick II, the Great and from that moment it was named the Royal Palace. Initially the palace represented the baroque style with some classicistic elements. In this palace, on 10th of March 1813, his son, Frederick William III Hohenzollern, whose army was defeated by Napoleon Bonaparte, created a military decoration called the Iron Cross. In the following years, a number of extensions was added to the palace (the Neo Renaissance style) and after the First World War the palace was converted to a museum. During the Second World War a big part of the palace was burned down and it was demolished in the 50’s. In the most recent years the main building was a base of the Ethnographical Museum and the Archeological Museum and at present it is converted in the City Museum.

 

City Armoury (Arsenal Miejski)- Muzeum Militariów

ul. Cieszynskiego 9

Opening hours:Wednesday- Saturday 11.00- 17:00;

Sunday 10. 00 – 18:00; Monday and Tuesday closed

 

The City Armoury of Wroclaw displays interesting collections of military objects and its earliest building dates back to 1459.

 

 

Museum of Architecture (Muzeum Architektury)

ul. Bernardynska 5

50-156 Wroclaw

tel. +4871 344-82-78/79, 343-36-75; fax. (+48)(71) 344-65-77

Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 10:00-16:00; Thursday: 12:00 – 18:00; Sunday: 11:00– 17:00; Monday closed;

e-mail: muzeum@ma.wroc.pl

 

The Museum of Architecture is the only one of the kind in Poland, situated in the old gothic monastery presents its precious collection of stained glass (from the XII to the XX century). In addition numerous architectonical details are displayed as well as maps, drawings and photographs.

 

Nacional Museum (Muzeum Narodowe)

pl. Powstanców Warszawy 5

Opening hours: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday: 10:00-16:00; Thursday: 9:00 – 16:00; Saturday: 10:00 – 18:00 ;Monday and Tuesday closed

 

 

The National Museum of Wroclaw was opened in 1948. It displays one of the most interesting and important collections of the medieval art in Europe. The exhibition also includes items of Polish art dating back to the XVII-XIX century (that arrived from Lvov and Kiev after the Second World War) and more than 20 000 pieces of Polish contemporary art. The museum also runs its own publishing house printing guides, brochures and reference books. Frequently there are lectures, films, shows and meetings with authors organized on the premises.

 

Panorama of Raclawice (Panorama Raclawicka)

ul. Purkyniego 11

50-155 Wroclaw

Opening hours: Tuesday- Sunday 9:00– 16:00; Monday closed

Entrance tickets can be purchased in advance

www.panoramaraclawicka.pl (English and German)

 

Panorama of Raclawice, located in the Slowacki Park, is a rotunda that houses a giant panoramic paining (120x15 metres) painted by 2 famous Polish artists Jan Styka and Wojciech Kossak. It depicts a battle of Raclawice in 1794 in which the Polish army lead by Tadeusz Kosciuszko defeated the Russian army. The work dates back to 1893 and it took 9 months to complete. Initially until the Second World War it was displayed in Lvov and when the war broke out it was secured in storage. In 1980 the plan was made to have it displayed to the public again in a specially designed rotunda and the official opening took place in 1985 and from that moment Panorama Raclawicka is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Wroclaw. The museum frequently organises lectures, concerts or presentations of movies about art.

 

Wroclaw University Museum (Muzeum Uniwersytetu Wroclawskiego)

pl. Uniwersytecki 1

50-137 Wroclaw

tel./fax. +48 71 375-26-18

Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10:30-15:30;Friday-Sunday: 11:00 -17:00; Wednesday closed

 

The Wroclaw University Museum was officially opened in 1992 and presents the history of the University of Wroclaw from the year 1702 until now. Aula Leopoldina, Oratorium Marianum and the Mathematical Tower should not be missed.

Funerary Art Museum (Muzeum Sztuki Cmentarnej) - Old Jewish cemetery

ul. Slezna 37/39

Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 10:00 – 18:00

 

 

 

Natural History Musem of the University of Wroclaw (Muzeum Przyrodnicze Uniwersytetu Wroclawskiego)

ul. Sienkiewicza 21; 50-335 Wroclaw; tel. (071) 375-41-45, 375-41-44; fax (071) 322-50-44; Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00-16:00;Monday closed

www.muzeum-przyrodnicze.uni.wroc.pl

 

The Nature Museum was opened in 1814 and since then has been displaying exhibitions of botany and zoology from the most distant parts of the world.

Museum of Ethnography (Muzeum Etnograficzne)

ul. Traugutta 111/113

50-419 Wroclaw

tel.+48 71 344 33 13; fax + 48 71 344 28 49

Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00; Thursday: 9:00 – 16:00; Monday closed

muzeum@muzeumetnograficzne.pl

www.muzeumetnograficzne.pl

The Ethnography Museum was open in 1948 as a branch of the National Museum. It displays old cultural items like textiles, clothing, ceramic etc. coming from the region of Lower Silesia.

 

Post and Telecommunications Museum (Muzeum Poczty i Telekomunikacji)

ul. Krasinskiego 1, 50-945 Wroclaw; tel. +48 71 343 67 65; fax. +48 71 344 18 22; Opening hours: Monday: 10:00– 15:00; Wednesday-Saturday: 10:00 – 15:00; Sunday: 11:00 – 14:30; Tuesday closed www.muzeum.wroclaw.pl (Polish)

 

The Post and Telecommunications Museum was open to the public in 1956. Its collection includes objects related to “Poczta Polska” (Polish Mail Company): stamps, uniforms, letterboxes, old mail delivery vehicles as well as telephone, telegraphic, radio and television sets etc.

Interesting facts about Wroclaw

  • European Capital of Culture 2016
  • The capital of Lower Silesia, Poland
  • City with more than 1000 years of history
  • The 4th largest city in Poland
  • One of the most dynamic and developed cities in Poland
  • City with easy access to Berlín and Prague
  • "Venice of the East" with more than 112 bridges
  • City of festivals and cultural events
  • One of Top 10 most beautiful places still to discover according to the Budget Travel Scouting Report 2007
  • The city where the most famous Polish movie directors Krzysztof Kieslowski and Andrzej Wajda made their first movies
  • Host city of UEFA EURO 2012

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