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National Museum of Ethnography

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Fun museum

This museum was really fun. Full of brightly coloured costumes and quirky items. Really enjoyed... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2017
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Small but worthwhile

Firstly I have to say I love ethnographic museums, it provides a wonderful insight to the tradition... read more

Reviewed December 7, 2016
Patrick C
Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

The museum is situated around half a mile from Nowy Swiat Uniwersytet metro station. There are many artefacts on show. Primarily concerning local folk art plus collections that locals have donated from lands afar. Many musical instruments are on display as are colourful local costumes....More

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Reviewed September 19, 2017

The museum gets only better and better as you proceed. Make sure you are prepared for a major collection. The exhibits on the 3rd floor, which presents objects of daily use, is absolutely spectacular. Also spectacular are the folk costumes from Poland and other countries....More

4  Thank Witoldzio
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

This museum was really fun. Full of brightly coloured costumes and quirky items. Really enjoyed it. Lovely cafe inside. Whole place is very modern and pleasing on the eye

2  Thank Heatherkerrfraser
Reviewed February 27, 2017 via mobile

Found this quite dull and many musical instruments etc did not work. Toy exhibition part a bit random and got lost wandering around as not well signed. Ended up in cafe as gave up in the end and one lady working there. Ended up with...More

Thank Dorota S
Reviewed January 26, 2017

This being my 5th trip to Warsaw as a tourist, i have "done" most of the major attractions and was looking for something interesting to pass a January afternoon by myself. This small, inexpensive museum fit the bill. Its not huge or extensive but if...More

1  Thank Indysmum1
Reviewed January 14, 2017

maybe i was expecting too much or maybe i am not so open for ethnographic subjects shown in a polish way but this slightly dusty museum di not deliver much expect the tiny jewish section. there are a lot more interesting places in warsaw than...More

Thank krokko
Reviewed December 29, 2016

We loved this museum. We really like Ethnographic museums as you get a real feeling of the ordinary people of a country not the just the wealthy few. It's true there are some exhibits in the museum (such as photographs of Bali) that make you...More

3  Thank Balgarski
Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Firstly I have to say I love ethnographic museums, it provides a wonderful insight to the tradition and customs of different cultures. This museum in Warsaw appears a rather overlooked and often uninteresting attraction judging by some others' reviews. The museum is not expensive and...More

2  Thank Patrick C
Reviewed November 5, 2016

Picked up some Warsaw top ten booklets from tourist information which recommended this museum. My granddad was Polish and the booklet said that the main attraction in the museum was Polish costumes and traditional artefacts, so we were keen to go and find out more...More

1  Thank GemZ77
Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

20 złoty entrance fee gets you in to this strange museum. The first exhibit we saw was quite self-referential, then there was an exhibit on folk musical instruments which was pretty interesting: there were lots of similarities between Celtic and Slavic instruments. Then the shocker...More

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