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Barbican Museum

Price EUR 3 Old Town | Entrance: 3 €
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Barbican Museum

EUR 3 per person

barbican-museum-in-warsawThe museum inside the Warsaw Barbican is a great opportunity for an exploratory break. It is located in the heart of the Old Town and unfortunately often goes unnoticed by many visitors.

Please keep in mind The Barbican Museum is a branch of the Museum of Warsaw and is only open during the summer season. Weather conditions can also lead to unscheduled closures.

Short description

T he entrance to the Barbican Museum awaits you on the north side, seen to the right from the marketplace. Once inside, you will exit on the south side. Along the way, you’ll immerse yourself in a fascinating world of archival images depicting the reconstruction of the Barbican and the Old Town. The labels are also available in English, but even if you don’t speak English, you’ll be captivated by the impressive photographs. Immerse yourself in the captivating history of the Barbican and learn more about this significant landmark.

Why do we recommend this museum?

T he Barbican Museum is situated amidst a sight that 99 percent of tourists from around the world pass by. And when there’s no virus in the world, it gets pretty crowded during the summer season at the Barbican. Warsaw’s Old Town is by far the smallest old town among all major cities in Poland, and practically everyone uses only one main thoroughfare to explore it (the Swietojanska Street). Therefore, visiting this museum offers a pleasant break from the hustle and bustle. Additionally, there are extremely interesting archival photos to admire here.

Theme of the exhibition
Archive photos from the time before the war and from the reconstruction. In addition, you can see such a defence installation from the inside
Space and time
16th century till 1953
Warsaw touristic area
Yes | Old Town; on the north side of the city wall
How to get
The Barbican is part of the medieval city wall on the north side and only 200 metres from the market square.
Opening hours
Tue - Sun | 11 am - 6pm (May - September)
Last entrance
30 minutes before closing
Own museum guides
Visit duration private
30 minutes
Language of the descriptions
Polish | Englisch
Payment methods
Bar und Karte

Our tips in the area | up to 500 m

Marie Curie Museum

The birthplace of Marie Sklodowska-Curie is also located here; today it is the only Curie Museum in the world. It is worth taking a look inside.

If you then walk along Dluga Street for another five minutes, you come to the Warsaw Uprising Memorial.

However, if you want to isolate yourself from all the tourists, we recommend the New Town Market Square and the surrounding cafés, bars and restaurants. It is generally much emptier there and therefore perhaps more relaxed.

Guided tour with us

It is entirely possible to visit the Barbican Museum during one of our city tours. However, a museum-specific tour solely for this museum is not recommended.

Admission prices

12 PL
ISIC card

Website of the museum

This museum is a branch of the City Museum: [en]

The museum is located in the Barbakan, which is part of the medieval city wall. We have prepared a separate overview for the Old Town.

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Touristic overvew
Public and private tours


Not necessary! Just enter and visit.



The museum is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. There is no lift here.

Main image © Walking Warsaw

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