The Zwierzyniec House

Królowej Jadwigi 41 Street
  • What did the average house look like at the beginning of the 20th century?
  • Objects of home use of a typical Krakow family from 100 years ago
  • Entry ticket for permanent and temporary exhibitions
  • Free cancellation until the start time!

  • The Museum included in Krakow Card
  • Tuesday - Sunday:  9:30 - 17:00


Beginning of the 20th century - not every family is wealthy enough to live in a beautiful tenement house by the Market Square. Residents live in houses in the suburbs of Krakow, for example in Zwierzyniec. In one space there is a kitchen, bedroom, living room, dining room - the entire center of command.

Pictures of Jesus hang on the walls, objects of everyday use create an impression of a mess, but if you look closer, you will notice that there is order in all of this. Maybe there are no upholstered couches and pouffes here, and the walls are not painted in rococo pastel colors, but here is the atmosphere of home, where grandmother has just made preserves for the winter, the water for tea is boiling, and the grandfather has just returned from the field and hung a coat on a hanger in the corner.

Make yourself comfortable - it's so cozy here.

What will you see?

  • House objects from the 20th century,
  • the arrangement of rooms in a standard house from 100 years ago.
  • Włodek the cat, who is a resident of the Museum - say hello when you see him :)
  • temporary exhibitions that touch the issues of suburban life and tell the story of the outstanding residents of Krakow

Interesting facts

Zwierzyniecki House and its former tenant

In the Zwierzyniecki house, where today we can see the decor of the 20th-century house, once lived a very famous someone. This "someone", was called Włodzimierz Ulianow, but he was better known as Lenin. He lived here with his family on the first floor since 1912.

In 1970, the building served as a branch of the Lenin's Museum in Krakow, where the public was presented with: permanent exhibition - Lenin's apartment, and temporary exhibitions about the proletarian and workers' movement.

In 1990, the Lenin Museum was liquidated and the Zwierzyniecki House was handed over to the National Museum, which used it as a warehouse. Later, the house still had many other functions, for example, it served as Theather or the Art Salon.

Important info

  • You can get to the Museum by public transport - tram stop: Salwator
  • Replace your printed voucher for a ticket at the Museum ticket office
  • The last entrance to the Museum is possible 30 minutes before closing
  • 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 Tourists Information Point. Our consultants will print it out for you.