Our websites use cookies. Cookies allow us to understand how users use the websites and to modify them so that this use is made easier and more interesting. We also use cookies for advertising and statistical purposes. Cookies may also be used by our advertisers and research companies. You can change your cookies settings at any time. Using our websites without changing the cookies settings means that they will be placed on your terminal device. Detailed information on using cookies, including information on how to change cookies settings, is available in our Privacy Policy.
Tourist Guide
»
Around Kraków
»
Museums around Kraków
»
Kraków Saltworks Museum in Wieliczka
 
Gallery

Kraków Saltworks Museum in Wieliczka

Vote

Distance:

about 10 km from Kraków

Website:

www.muzeum.wieliczka.pl

The museum has two exhibition spaces:

Saltworks Castle

Wieliczka, ul. Zamkowa 8
phone +48 12 289 16 00
promocja@muzeum.wieliczka.pl
www.muzeum.wieliczka.pl

Opening hours:
October – April 8:30am-3:30pm
May – September 9am-8pm

tickets PLN 4/3, family PLN 10,
free admission on Saturdays

Permanent exhibition:

Central Castle the oldest structure of the castle complex was built at the end of the 13th century. It is currently open to tourists. It houses three permanent exhibitions devoted to archaeology, history of the town, and a huge collection of... saltcellars. Visitors can also see a magnificent representative chamber called the Gothic Room.  The other part of the complex accessible to the tourists is a 14th-century guard tower, the only facility preserved from the system of Wieliczka's medieval urban fortifications.

On 23 June 2013, the Saltworks Castle was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List (expanding the entry for the Wieliczka Salt Mine).

Salt Cellars – Small Masterpieces – shepherdesses sitting on baskets, ships complete with sailors, a boy riding a sleigh, a seashell with a Cupid, a car, an aeroplane, a locomotive... Those are just some of the salt cellars on display at the newly opened permanent exhibition.
(photo courtesy of the museum)




Underground exhibition

Wieliczka, ul. Daniłowicza 10
The exhibition has been located on the 3rd level of Wieliczka Salt Mine (135 meters underground). It is accessilbe togetherwith the ticket to the tourist  route through the mine.

Tourist Help Desk: phone +48 12 278 58 49

Opening hours:

  • from November to March: Mon-Sun 8am-5pm
  • from April to October: Mon-Sun 7:30am-7:30pm
Tickets (together with the Wieliczka Salt Mine tourist route):
  • PLN 52/38, family PLN 142 – Polish guided tour
  • PLN 75/60, family PLN 210 – foreign langugage guided tour
Permanent exhibition:
The exhibition features the finest crystals from Crystal Grottos; the horn of the Kopaczy Fraternity from 1534, a symbol of the riches of the old mine; the oldest painting discovered in the mine (Guardian Angel from 1691); the largest machine in the mine, the Polish treadmill (17th century); a model of an ancient saltworks; original pottery used in salt extraction; and a model of Wieliczka as it appeared in the 17th century (permanent).
Information on temporary exhibitions:

Top 5

Most frequently visited

1

Historical Museum of the City of Kraków

The wartime history of the factory, its owner Oskar Schindler, and the Jewish prisoners of the Płaszów camp became known primarily thanks to Steven Spielberg... »

Highest rated

1

Kazimierz

The church is a foundation of King Casimir the Great. It is an excellent example of the Gothic sacred architecture that we owe to a bishop’s anathema... Even...  »

Planner

The Planner is a user-friendly and intuitive tool which will help you to plan your visit to Kraków, remember the most attractive tourist sites and events, and discover the magic of this city.

Go to the Planner’s page

Subscribe to the newsletter

Enter your e-mail address here to receive regular updates on the most interesting cultural events taking place in Kraków.

Only in Kraków

Kraków Travel - 8th Film Music Festival

8th Film Music Festival

 

You won't be waiting so long for the 2015 edition of FMF! It's going to take place again in spring: join us from 27 to 31 May 2015!... »

 

 

Select city:
Check in date:
No. nights:
No. rooms:
No. beds:
 
Kraków Travel Info Kraków Kraków Convention Bureau Magiczny kraków