Tuesday is the day of free entry to permanent exhibitions at the NMK.
The café and reading room in the Józef Czapski Pavilion are open Tuesday - Friday 10.00 - 20.00 Saturday - Sunday 10.00 - 21.00 Monday - closed.
The museum is closed on Mondays.
the "SIX DAYS OF CREATION" exhibition will be closed until further notice
The Biblical account of the Creation of Heaven and Earth spans 31 verses of the first book of the Old Testament, Bereshit in Hebrew, and Genesis in Latin. The conciseness of this description has excited the literary imagination of humankind since ancient times, and since the Middle Ages it has been a canvas on which to visualise the beginnings of the world.
The presentation of more than 60 works from the collections of the National Museum in Krakow and the Museum of Art in Łódź aims to highlight the moment at which the artistic credo of Adam Marczyński was taking form, where the caesura is the 1940s to the mid-1960s. The exhibition examines the post-war output of the artist, who in his later years became interested in geometric abstraction. It is an excellent opportunity to juxtapose the artist’s painted works with the subtle, even poetic drawings and outstanding monotypes. The story ends with works associated with the geometric abstraction movement. Marczyński’s art.
The Emeryk Hutten-Czapski Museum is a very special place. It is first and foremost a kind of national treasury, where the most precious collection of Polish coins and medals is stored. Additionally, it is perhaps the only collection of this type which survived the Second World War virtually without losses despite comprising mainly objects made of gold, which were frequently the first victims of wartime looting and pillage by occupying forces and individuals exploiting the chaos and disruptions of that time.
The permanent exhibition in the Józef Czapski Pavilion, whose layout was designed by Krystyna Zachwatowicz and her husband Andrzej Wajda, occupies the second floor.
The Numismatic Room was established in 1883. The initially modest collection expanded mainly thanks to the generosity of private benefactors such as Henryk Bukowski. The 1903 donation of Emeryk Hutten-Czapski's collection resulted in a radical change in the rank of the Room, which became the repository of the most representative collection of Polish coins, medals and banknotes, featuring a number of unique objects (e.g. Bolesław Chrobry's GNEZDVN CIVITAS denarius or Władysław Łokietek's ducat).
The manuscripts collection was initiated through a donation from the Czapski family in form of Emeryk Hutten-Czapski's library containing over eight thousand items.