The Gallery of 19th-Century Polish Art in the Sukiennice

Rynek Główny 3
  • The most famous examples of Polish painting
  • Works by Matejko, Malczewski, Chełmoński and Bacciaralli (any many others)
  • A great view of the Market Square from the terrace
  • Free cancellation until the start time!

  • The Museum included in Krakow Card
  • Wednesday - Friday: 10:00 - 18:00
  • Saturday: 10:00 - 19:00
  • Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00


In one place fantastic pieces of art have been collected to tell the story of Poland. This is by no means a boring lesson. On the contrary! After all, an image is worth more than a thousand words and can stimulate the imagination much more effectively than the text in the textbook.

Sukiennice is a symbol of the Krakow's Main Market Square. A beautiful and unique building visible on almost every postcard from Krakow. And it hides amazing treasures inside. For art lovers, the National Museum has prepared a mobile app to download from its website - it will definitely help and make sightseeing easier.

And for those who do not like art that much, we recommend a cup of coffee on the terrace of the Cloth Hall. Enjoy the most beautiful view of the Market Square.

What works of art will you see in the Sukiennice?

The exhibition is divided into four rooms with different themes:

  • Bacciarelli's Hall: Enlightenment - paintings from the second half of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century
  • Michałowski's Room: Romanticism. National themes in art
  • Siemiradzki's Room: Around the academy - 19th-century academic issues
  • Chełmoński Hall: Realism, Polish Impressionism, beginnings of symbolism

Interesting Facts

Sukiennice - level up!

In the thirteenth century, a shopping hall was built in the middle of the Market Square, in the fourteenth century a Gothic style was introduced to the building and in the sixteenth century, it was rebuilt in the Renaissance style. In the nineteenth century, the Cloth Hall began to perform also representative functions - patriotic celebrations and balls for VIPs were held there.

Here, on the first floor, the National Museum was created, which works until today. The museum was closed for several months during the First World War and for the entire duration of World War II.

The museum's arrangement refers to the nineteenth-century tradition - this is how the paintings in those times were shown. You can see how the Museum intertwines modernity and tradition into one, well-oiled machine.

Important info

  • You can get to the Museum by public transport
  • Exchange your printed voucher for a ticket at the Museum ticket office
  • 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 discount, you must show a document confirming the age (students should present a valid student ID)
  • You can cancel the reservation free of charge until the start time


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.