This is a touristic overview of the museum. We have not written a detailed description, as everything worth knowing could be accommodated here.
Guided tour with us
We only offer guided tours of this museum on request or include the Barbakan Museum in a private tour
tour. Just indicate it in the booking form.
Website of the museum
This museum is a branch of the City Museum: muzeumwarszawy.pl [en]
One can buy a combo ticket for the Heritage Interpretation Centre, the Pharmacy Museum, the Barbican Museum and the Field Ordinariate Museum.
Price: 20 PLN / 15 PLN
One can buy a tourist ticket for all branches of the City Museum for 7 days: City Museum (main branch); Warsaw-Praga Museum; Warsaw-Wola Museum; Printing Museum; Korczakianum, Palmiry; Cultural Heritage Interpretation Centre; Pharmacy Museum; Barbakan Museum; Field Ordinariate Museum.
Price: 60 PLN / 40 PLN
Not necessary! Just enter and visit.
Theme of the exhibition
Space and time
Warsaw touristic area
How to get
Regul. opening hours
Own museum guides
Visit duration private
Language of the descriptions
Why do we recommend this museum?
The Barbakan Museum is located in the middle of a sight that 99 per cent of tourists from all over the world pass by. And when there’s no virus wreaking havoc on the world, it’s pretty crowded in the summer season. The Old Town of Warsaw is by far the smallest old town of all major cities in Poland, and everyone basically uses only the one main street to look around here (Swietojanska). That’s why a trip to this museum is a kind of respite from all this hustle and bustle. In addition, there are very interesting archive photos to see here.
We don’t even need to talk about the price. The 2 PLN can be seen more as a symbol.
The ticket sellers are not always obliging. But we forgive them because they have spent too much of their lives in Socrealism.
The entrance is on the north side (coming from the market place on the right side). At the end, you come out on the south side. You walk around and see very interesting archive pictures. They are about the reconstruction of the Barbican and also of the old town. There are also a few lines about the Barbican.
The captions are also in English. But even those who don’t know English will find the photos interesting.
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.
The museum is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. There is no lift here.