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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Ingrida Dobrovolskytė (4 months ago)
Lovely place for art lovers. A lot of beautiful paintings, great permanent exhibition. Really enjoyed the temporary exhibitions: Arcadia, Pablo Picasso and Bruno Barbey.
Vince Leibowitz (4 months ago)
Excellent museum with wonderful art. Very well put together. Has amazing collections from the ancient world as well as more modern art. Highly worth a visit. Plan to spend a whole afternoon here. You won’t regret it. Love the newer 20th century design exhibits as well. Great temporary Picasso exhibition when I went.
Wanderlust World (5 months ago)
The museum is free every Tuesday,even on the public holidays. The tickets are divided into 3 types,one is for permanent galleries,another one is for entrance for 1 temporary exhibition and the last one is a combined ticket and let you to enter to different temporary exhibitions. For the normal regular ticket (entrance to permanent exhibitions), there are a lot to see. Estimated to spend 1-2 hours if you are really interested in the history and have a detailed look of all the art pieces.
Joe Macpherson (6 months ago)
Fantastic experience. Free entry on Tuesdays. Exhibitions span 3 floors, and they cover Renaissance art, medieval religious art, polish art, masterpieces, and more. The building itself is very impressive. I especially liked the bookstore on the second floor. Cloakrooms. Clean bathrooms. Good wifi.
Danniel Qeletti (The Naturist Photographer) (8 months ago)
A large collection of Art Creations (sculptures, paintings...) from various periods in human History, from Ancient Sumer and Egypt to modern times, quite a few of them are VERY Strong. Requires several calm and slow visits to enjoy in its fullness. Highly recommended.
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