The Walery Rzewuski Museum of History of Photography in Cracow
The mission of the Walery Rzewuski Museum of History of Photography in Cracow is the protection of material cultural heritage. The museum fills it by collecting, studying, storing, preserving and making available for research and exhibition of cultural goods of photography, technique and technology of photography and photographic art.
The museum organises exhibitions, spreads knowledge, conducts research and education activities and cooperates regionally, nationally and internationally with individuals, local government units, institutions of art and culture, government offices, companies and museum associations.
16 Józefitów Street, Cracow
Tel: 12 634-59-32 Fax: 12 631-04-55 ext. 27
Location and directions
The museum is located in the centre of Krakow, near Park Krakowski, 10 minutes from the Market Square.
Directions: trams 4, 8, 13, 14, 20, 24; buses
Wednesday-Friday 11:00AM - 6:00PM
Saturday - Sunday 10:00AM - 3:30PM
Organised groups are welcomed on Mondays and Tuesdays after a prior reservation.
The last visitors can enter 30 minutes before closing time.
Free admission on Sundays.
Prices of tickets, museum lessons and guide services
Valid since June 1st, 2010
Regular ticket 8 zł
Discount ticket 5 zł
Group ticket/ family 3 zł
(One ticket will be issued for the whole group/ family (3 - 25 people))
Photographing and video recording is permitted and free of charge, without the use of artificial light sources or a tripod.
NOTE: Photographs and/ or video recordings are intended for private use only, and are not permitted for publishing and distributing in any form without permission of the Museum.
Opened in 2005, the permanent exhibition "From the history of photography" indicates the issues from the history of Polish photography. It presents works of Polish photographers – from 1850s to 1939. Exhibited photographs range from portraits to landscapes, ethnographic pictures, architecture images, press illustrations, photo reportages and to art photography. The exhibition concerns technique and technology, embellishment and use of photography as well as collecting and preserving it.
The Museum organises several exhibitions a year on both documentary and art photography.