The Hipolit House

from€2.25

plac Mariacki 3
  • See for yourself how burghers lived in Krakow centuries ago
  • Enjoy the interior design that has changed over the years
  • Feel the atmosphere of a Krakow home 

Opening hours

  • Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:30 (free entry for the permanent exhibition)
  • Thursday - Sunday: 10:00-17:30

About

Especially for enthusiasts of... interior design. The Hipolit house looks like the time has stopped. As if the Lady of the House just went for a walk, and the Host went for a meeting in a fashionable Krakow's cafe. We can enter their home and learn a little, watch how they live, what objects they use and what furniture decorates the interior of their house.

The house of "wealthy citizens" - this is how the exhibition in the Hipolit House can be summarized.

They will be back soon, so hurry up.
And the house is still guarded by a cat who walks around the rooms. His name is Hipolit, by the way :)

Rooms you will see:

  • The office of a wealthy burgher from the 17th century,
  • Collector's room - a collection of works of art and the pride of every host,
  • Rococo bedroom - a delicate decor that will appeal to every Lady,
  • grandma's room from the 19th century - cluttered and old-fashioned, but still cozy,
  • Young lady's room - modest and simple,
  • dining room - table, sideboard = centum of family life,
  • living room - piano and sofa and lots of decorative trinkets,
  • the bedroom - Lady's room (it is here that she likes to sew and crochet)

Interesting facts

Entertainment if bourgeoisie in the seventeenth century

What were our bourgeois ancestors doing in their free time?  This is an interesting question - just think how much time today you are spending on the Internet or watching TV series. What did they do with all this free time?

  • Gentlemen - they met to play cards or checkers. They drank beer in the meantime (not much has changed here).
  • Ladies used to meet to gossip while crocheting (apart from crocheting, same old same old)
  • Everyone loved to feast, dance, watch the performances of jugglers and actors' troupe (the equivalent of today's Got Talent), and every occasion (wedding, baptism, anniversary, birthday) was used for decent celebration (and again - are we so different?)
  • In addition, music was a big part of the community's life - concerts in churches, bands performances, and singing were fun for all families. Maybe without Spotify, YouTube and headphones, but today's interests are practically the same.

Important info

  • You can get to the Museum by public transport - tram stop: Poczta Główna
  • Replace your printed voucher for a ticket at the Museum ticket office
  • The last entrance is possible for 30 minutes before closing
  • To get a discount, you must show a document confirming the age (students should present a valid student ID)
  • 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 Tourists Information Point. Our consultants will print it out for you.