Biographical Museum of Jozef Mehoffer

Krupnicza 26 Street
  • See the works of Jozef Mehoffer
  • Walk around his home and garden
  • Find out what the interiors looked like in the era of "Young Poland"
  • The Museum included in Krakow Card
  • Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00

About

You might be wondering: Who was this person? What did he accomplish and why should I visit his house? Is it worth seeing at all?

Yes it is and here is why:

Józef Mehoffer was a representant of a modernist period in Polish visual arts, literature and music called Young Poland (1890 - 1918). He was a painter and a great painter but what he was especially famous for were his stained glass works. His house is particularly worth visiting because of its elegance and great taste that it was designed by Mehoffer himself. What is also worth mentioning is the fabulous garden outside the house also created by Mehoffer.

A house of a true artist, elegant and beautiful even after so many years.

What is worth paying attention to?

The artistry of this house can be recognized on so many levels; there are obvious pieces of art by Mehoffer but his whole house, the design makes you realize what an amazing person was living in these walls.

  • authentic furniture, chandeliers, clocks, and books collected by Mehoffer,
  • his paintings - oil ones, drawing, and projects,
  • landscapes and portraits
  • the most precious pieces of his stained glass works,
  • stunning garden, according to his design.

Every interior design enthusiast will appreciate the craftsmanship of this house.

Interesting Facts

Józef Mehoffer's resume

  • Date of birth: 19th of March, 1869
  • Occupation: painter and decorative artist, teacher
  • Family: wife - Jadwiga and a son - Zbigniew
  • Distinctive marks: ginger hair and mustache
  • Best works: Portrait of his wife, Strange Garden, Vita Somnium Breve - stained glass
  • Assets of his style: decorativeness of lines and colors, a juicy pallet of colors, using gold and ornaments, using symbols and allegories
  • Personality - quiet and a little reserved. Giving the impression of not paying attention to the world around him. Very serious but also kind when met closer

Important info

  • You can get to the Museum by public transport, tram stop: Teatr Bagatela
  • Present your PRINTED voucher in the ticket office of the venue
  • Last visitors are allowed to enter 30 minutes before closing
  • To get a student discount students must have a valid student ID card
  • The ticket is non refundable

Faq

Can the Museum be visited on a different day than the date on the voucher?

Sure, you can use the voucher any day after the purchase date.

Does the voucher have to be printed?

Yes, it is necessary. You will not receive a ticket without a printed voucher. If you need help printing it out, please visit our Tourist Information Point. Our consultants will print it out for you.