European art collection

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plac Sikorskiego 6
  • Admire works of European art
  • Collections collected over the centuries and constantly updated
  • An exhibition in a beautifully restored building of an old granary

Opening hours

  • Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00

About

Europe in the Granary - Seriously!

Let me explain: the old granary located next to the Main Market Square had many functions after its main purpose of keeping grain in it became redundant. Recently, this place served the National Museum as a warehouse. But! a great initiative was born: to thoroughly renovate the granary and open the eleventh department of the National Museum in it. And what a success it was!

Now, this building houses an amazing collection of priceless masterpieces. The collection is constantly growing, and familiarizing visitors with the history of European art. 

Over 100 paintings and sculptures show seven centuries of European culture in a nutshell. There is so much to see!

What should you pay attention to?

The greatest works in the Europeum collection (and pieces worth devoting more than just a glance) are:

  • medieval Catalonian Madonna
  • Jan Gossaert's "Christ Sorrowful"
  • "Escape to Egypt" by Luka Giordano
  • "Portrait of a Boy with a Bow and a Dog" by Nicolaes Maes
  • "Portrait of Antonia Canova" Antonia d'Este
  • "Crucifixion" by Paola Veneziano
  • "Sermon of St. John the Baptist" Pieter Brueghel, younger
  • French, 14th-century sculpture "Madonna with Child"
  • "Bust of bishop" made around 1500 in the Netherlands

Interesting facts

A mysterious Lady wearing a veil

During the visit to European Art Collection, many visitors stopped to contemplate a beauty of a certain sculpture. The author of that piece was unknown, no one knows who the face covered with the veil belonged to. The "Lady" herself, her appearance and her facial expression, will not let you pass her by indifferently - she looks like a warm wind is blowing her face and this expression is very captivating.

  • Who is she?
  • Who sculpted her?
  • And what image appeared under her closed eyelids, causing this beautiful, gentle smile?
  • Will we ever find out the answers to these questions?
  • Or maybe we already know them?

You can reveal this secret only by visiting the European Art Collection.

Important info

  • You can get to the Museum by public transport, tram stop: Uniwersytet Jagielloński
  • present your PRINTED voucher in the ticket office of the venue
  •  Last visitors are admitted to the gallery and exhibitions 20 minutes before closing
  • The cash register, the store and the cloakroom stay open until the closing time
  • 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.