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Cracow Historical Museum - Old Market Underground

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Neighbourhood: Stare Miasto
As featured in 3 Days in Krakow and 2 other guides
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Address: ul. Rynek Glowny 1, Krakow 31-042, Poland
Phone Number: +48 12 426 50 60
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Amazing to think what you might be wandering above in general day to day life. Worth a look, if only to spark the old grey cells!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing to think what you might be wandering above in general day to day life. Worth a look, if only to spark the old grey cells!

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited on a miserable, cold day, so it was nice to be inside looking at the exhibit. We found it very interesting, but like some other reviewers, because of the low lighting some of the information panels were a bit tricky to read. Fascinating videos which gave a lot of the history of the city. There is a nice... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Underneath the market square of Cracow there is a second market square originating from the Middle Ages. It is a superb museum which definitely belongs to the must sees of Cracow.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

They have obviously spent a considerable sum preserving and creating this attraction and it is well worth visiting. However, we did find it a little boring with the same theme repeated display after display. We expected to see authentically recreated market alleys but it was mainly technology based displays. Once again, it is very cheap and you must visit it.

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East Lothian, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place tells you so much about Kraków and its history in an easily digestible and super cool museum right underneath the feet of those people crossing the Old Market Square! The museum is a mix of archeology, architecture and history wrapped up in a series multimedia presentations supplemented by real archaeological finds and atmospheric music and lighting. Apart from... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Whenever we go away on holiday my wife goes to the library and puts in lots of work to prepare for our visit. That's how we knew about the museum under Krakow's main market square. Quite honestly, if she hadn't done that I don't think we would have found the attraction as its entrance is hardly obvious. A massive amount... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Starts off slow but gets better and better -very well done and a few good films to watch as you go around. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the museum as we had a Krakow Card, which allows you to enter some of the top attractions. The museum was visually interesting and had lots of interactive displays. We wanted to go in as it is situated underneath the Main Square. Although there's probably not too much to learn here, we did enjoy our visit. There were... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

They diged up all markedplace and made a museum underneath. The story of Krakow told in a modern way. Interesting both for children and grown up people. You have to book tickets from information, and you get the time when you can come. Its a must when visiting Krakow.

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Skerries, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb presentation with interactive facilities. Gives a great insight into the the history and development of the city and itts people. I would make this a number one recommendation to any visiting the city

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