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National Museum

Price EUR 5.5 Royal Route | Entrance: 5,5€
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National Museum

EUR 5.5 per person

national-museum-warsawThe National Museum is one of the largest and most valuable museums in Warsaw and Poland. It has a rich collection of paintings, sculptural monuments and small works of art.

Short description of the exhibition

T he National Museum in Warsaw is one of Poland’s most significant cultural institution, showcasing an extensive collection of artworks from various epochs, styles, and mediums. Established in 1862, the museum houses over 800,000 artworks, including paintings, sculptures, crafts, and ancient artifacts.

Visitors to the museum can explore an impressive array of Polish and European art, ranging from medieval religious paintings to Renaissance masterpieces and works by renowned artists such as Rembrandt, Rubens, and Bernini. The museum’s collections also encompass Polish artworks from the 19th and 20th centuries, featuring prominent Polish painters like Jan Matejko, Józef Chełmoński, and Stanisław Wyspiański.

Special Exhibitions

In addition to its extensive permanent exhibitions, the National Museum organizes temporary exhibitions, educational programs, and cultural events that contribute to the vibrant art scene in Warsaw. With its rich heritage and diverse range of artworks, the museum provides a fascinating insight into Poland’s artistic legacy and European art history.

One of the best

The National Museum of course is on our list of the Best Museums in Warsaw.

Why do we recommend this museum?

Apart from the fact that this museum is on our best list, as the city’s most important museum it bears a responsibility like hardly any other institution. And the museum, under the leadership of its directors, lives up to this responsibility. The exhibitions are balanced, the captions are of high quality and the learning effect is enormous.

This is, of course, only our own opinion and should anything change due to external circumstances, we will remove this museum from our list in the future. So far, the museum has met the standards set for it.

You should take a few hours to visit. There really is a lot to see. The museum is best known for the paintings of Polish and foreign artists.

You should take a few hours during a visit. There is really a lot to see. The museum is known mainly for the painting art of Polish and foreign artists. The most famous and impressive work of art is the painting by Jan Matejko “Battle of Tannenberg” from 1878. The painting hangs at the very end of the museum and has incredible dimensions of 4,26 m x 9,98 m.

Subject of the exhibition
Ancient and contemporary exhibition
Space and time
From ancient times to modern times - Poland, Europe and the world
In the Warsaw touristic area?
Yes | Near the Royal Route
Contact (Information)
+48 22 629 30 93 (landline)
Aleje Jerozolimskie 3, 00-495 Warszawa
How to get
BUS: Bus station "Foksal"
ON FOOT: It is a 15-minute walk from the Palace of Culture (city centre)
Opening hours
Tue - Thu + Sat + Sun | 10am - 6pm
Fri | 10am - 8pm
Last entrance
30 minutes before closing
In-house museum guide
Duration of visit
2-3 hours
Language of the descriptions
Polish | English
Payment method
Cash and card payment
The most famous picture in the museum 4.2 x 9.8 m | Battle of Tannenberg
Adrian Grycuk, CC BY-SA 3.0 PL, via Wikimedia Commons

Guided tour with us

We do not offer guided tours in this museum. You can only book in-house museum guides.

Admission prices

Free entrance (to permanent galleries)
25 PLN
10 PLN
Children, youth, students under 26
Group ticket (min. 10 people)
10 PLN / person
ISIC card
Warsaw Pass


The museum is located near the Royal Route, for which we have prepared a separate overview.

E-ticket on museum website


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Royal Route | Entrance: 5,5€
In this museum we do not offer guided tours.


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