Warsaw National Museum

Warsaw, Poland

The National Museum in Warsaw was originally founded in 1862 as the Museum of Fine Arts and is currently one of the oldest art museums in the country. After Poland regained its independence in 1918, the National Museum was ascribed a prominent role in the plans for the new state and its capital city of Warsaw, and the Modernist building in which it currently resides was erected in 1927–1938. Today, the National Museum in Warsaw boasts a collection numbering around 830,000 works of art from Poland and abroad, from ancient times to the present including paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, coins, as well as utilitarian objects and design.

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Founded: 1862
Category: Museums in Poland

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www.mnw.art.pl

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Michael Schembri (17 months ago)
Really nice outdoor area with all the Soviet era and ww2 military vehicles. Inside they have some amazing pieces such as a full polish winged hussar armour, and several others. When it came to ww2 era the history is really interesting and so are the collections. However!!! Was horrified when I saw holes drilled into barrels and receivers of many vintage and collection worthy firearms. This is a sacrilege for any museum and whoever took this decision should spend his life in jail for desecrating such historical relics.
Dorota Ostrowska (18 months ago)
Very interesting. No cafe which was a pain as it was raining and we had a hungry toddler with us. Nice aircrafts outside to see
Dheeraj Krishna (2 years ago)
Best place to view art and tablets created during the year 1500 - current year. It has a Wonderful collection of paintings and items on display and is well maintained. They also have audio guide for extra 10 zloty and would charge 20 zloty for entry. It has huge collection of masterpieces and old tablets from all across Europe.
Dick Nicholson (2 years ago)
Excellent art gallery with a fine permanent collection and interesting special exhibits. Occasional musical performances which are well worth attending. Heard three experts performing Gregorian Chants last year that completely reshaped my understanding of medieval music. This is a first rate big city museum. Photo is from a temporary exhibit of Józef Brandt... really worth seeing!
Nik (2 years ago)
Think of the Metropolitan Museum in NYC or the National Gallery in London and you've got a familiar flavour of what to expect at the National Museum in Warsaw. There's a range of high quality art from the last 500 years or so, with some preference towards Dutch painters. There are at least three floors to cover in the large building with wings so you'll do well to reserve half a day to see as much as you can. There's a free cloakroom to store coats and bags either side of the entrance, and if you're lucky you can get free entry on the first Tuesday of the month.
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