EUR 5.5 per person
The 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.
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
Space and time
In the Warsaw touristic area?
How to get
In-house museum guide
Duration of visit
Language of the descriptions
Guided tour with us
We do not offer guided tours in this museum. You can only book in-house museum guides.
Free entrance (to permanent galleries)
Children, youth, students under 26
Group ticket (min. 10 people)
E-ticket on museum website