Too cold or too hot to stay outside? Another rainy day? It’s time to visit the museum! Explore the city with our list of museums and galleries in Warsaw

Museums and galleries in Warsaw Poland

Be Happy Museum – Selfie Point [Ochota district]
Location: Atrium Reduta shopping center, al. Jerozolimskie 148 Street (Ochota), online tickets. Dozens of scenes to take photos and rooms with the illusion (e.g. a pool with Marshmallow foams, a banana swing, magical unicorns). More in English about the Museum.

Selfie Museum Warsaw [city center]
Location: Grzybowska 80/82 Street (city center). To book a slot/visit call +48 537 106 459. Facebook, Instagram.

The Museum “World of Illusion” [city center]
Location: Świat Iluzji, Rynek Starego Miasta 21 (the Old Town Market Square), online tickets. More in English about the Museum.

The Museum for Children [city center]
Location: Museum for Children is a part of the Ethnographic Museum, Kredytowa 1 Street (city center). Free entrance on Thursdays. Children up to 7 free entrance. Click here to read our tips in English about visiting the Museum for Children

The Ethnographic Museum [city center]
Location: Państwowe Muzeum Etnograficzne, Kredytowa 1 Street (city center). Free entrance on Thursdays.  The exhibitions include folk costumes from Poland and from around the world, ritual accessories, fabrics, decorative ceramics, woodcarving, historic instruments, toys, paper cut-outs, etc. as well as temporary exhibitions. Click here to read our tips in English about visiting the Museum.

The exhibition of live spiders and scorpions [city center]
Location: the Palace of Culture and Science, pl. Defilad 1, entrance from Marszałkowska Street, open every day, 10 am – 7 pm, online tickets: regular 22 PLN, reduced 18 PLN, family 2+2 60 PLN, children up to 4 free entrance. Each weekend (every hour on the hour), the visitors can hold a spider (the most gentle tarantula) in their hand and take close photographs with the assist of an exhibition employee. More in Polish about the Exhibition. Facebook event in Polish.

The Copernicus Science Center [Powiśle district]
Location: Centrum Nauki Kopernik, Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20 Street (Powiśle). Our tips in English on visiting the Center.

The Maria Skłodowska-Curie Museum [city center]
Location: Muzeum Marii Skłodowskiej-Curie, Freta 16 Street (the Old Town). Free entrance on Tuesdays. More in English about the Museum.

The Warsaw Rising Museum [Wola district]
Location: Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, Grzybowska 79 Street (city center/Wola). Free entrance on Mondays (you will need to get a free pass at the ticket office). More in English about the Museum.

The Warsaw Railway Museum [Wola district]
Location: Stacja Muzeum, Towarowa 3 Street (Wola), open every day, 10 am – 6 pm. Free entrance on Mondays, children up to 7 free entrance. The museum is located in the former main train station in Warsaw, at the junction of three districts: Wola, Śródmieście, and Ochota. In addition to the exhibition inside the building (the history of railways in Poland and in the world), 50 rail vehicles built in different periods of history can be seen on the platforms of the former railway stationOnline ticketsThe Museum website in English.

The Geological Museum [Mokotów district]
Location: Muzeum Geologiczne, Rakowiecka 4 Street, entrance from Wiśniowa Street (Mokotów). The Museum is open only on Sundays: 10 am – 3 pm, free entrance. There are mainly rocks and minerals displayed but kids will enjoy for sure some huge fossils, skeletons of Ice Age animals, a cave or model of a dinosaur featured in the Jurassic Park (Dilophosaurus). The Museum is spacious and airy, and you will hear loud WOW when your kids see the skeletons. Our tips in English on visiting the Museum.

The Neon Museum [Praga district]
Location: Muzeum Neonów, Soho Factory, Mińska 25 Street, building no. 55 (Praga). The Neon Muzeum is dedicated to the documentation and the preservation of Cold War era neon signs. More in English about the Museum.

The Natural History Museum/Museum of Evolution [city center]
Location: Muzeum Ewolucji, the Palace of Culture and Science, entrance from Świętokrzyska Street (city center). Please note that the Museum is relatively old and needs some investments. However, kids that are fascinated with dinosaurs will love it anyway. Our tips in English on visiting the Museum.

The Museum of Modern Art [Powiśle district]
Location: “Museum on the Vistula” Pavilion, Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 22 Street (on the Vistula bank). More in English about the Museum.

The Museum of King Jan III’s Palace at Wilanów [Wilanów district]
Location: Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street (Wilanów), online tickets (children up to 7 free entrance). Free entrance on Thursdays. Click here to read our in English about the museum and the illuminations festival in Wilanów

The Museum of Warsaw [city center]
Location: Muzeum Warszawy, Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42 (the Old Town Market Square)online tickets. Free entrance on Thursdays. More in English about the Museum.

The Museum of Asia and Pacific [Powiśle district]
Location: Muzeum Azji i Pacyfiku, Solec 24A Street (Powiśle). A permanent exhibition “Sound Zone”. The exhibition presents 120 musical instruments originating from various Asian countries. More in English about the Exhibition. Click here to read our tips in English on visiting the Museum.

The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews [city center/Muranów]
Location: Anielewicza 6 Street (Muranów). The Museum is closed every Tuesday. Free entrance on ThursdaysOur tips in English on visiting the Museum. Our featured story on visiting the Museum with children.

The Museum of Polish Military Technology [Mokotów district]
Location: Muzeum Polskiej Techniki Wojskowej, Powsińska 13 (Mokotów/Sadyba). Outdoor exhibition. Free entrance on ThursdaysFacebook page in Polish. Website in Polish.

The Polish Army Museum [city center]
Location: Muzeum Wojska Polskiego, Al. Jerozolimskie 3 (city center). Free entrance on Thursdays. The open-air exhibition (artillery, armored equipment, naval equipment, airplanes, helicopters, missile weapons) located in the park next to the Museum is open Monday – Sunday, 9 am – 8 pm. Admission to the outdoor exhibition is freeMore in English about the Museum.

The Warsaw Royal Castle [city center]
Location: Zamek Królewski, Plac Zamkowy 4 / Castle Square 4. Free entrance on Wednesdays (you will need to get a free pass at the ticket office). Our tips in English on visiting the Castle.

The Frederic Chopin Museum in Warsaw [Powiśle district]
Location: Okólnik 1 Street (Powiśle). Free entrance on Wednesdays. Click here to read our tips in English about visiting the Chopin Museum.

The Ujazdowski Castle – Centre for Contemporary Art [city center]
Location: Zamek Ujazdowski, Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej, Jazdów 2 Street (the castle close to Agrykola Park and Łazienki Park). Free entrance on Thursdays. More in English about the Gallery.

The exhibitions/museums in Łazienki, including Palace on the Isle [city center]
Location: Royal Łazienki Garden, Agrykola 1 Street. Free entrance on Fridays (you will need to get a free pass at the ticket office). Click here to read our tips in English.

The National Museum [city center]
Location: The National Museum in Warsaw (Muzeum Narodowe), Aleje Jerozolimskie 3 Street (city center). Free entrance on TuesdaysOur tips in English about visiting the National Museum.

Museum of Life under Communism [city center]
Location: Muzeum życia w PRL, Piękna 28/34 Street, next to Plac (Square) Konstytucji (city center). The Museum presents how people used to live during communist times in Poland. There are few different sections where you can experience propaganda, lifestyle, politics or ordinary day from the times. The exhibition has descriptions in Polish and English. There is also an audio guide available in English (to be downloaded on the phone). More in English about the Museum.

Zachęta National Gallery of Art /contemporary art [city center]
Location: Zachęta, Plac Małachowskiego 3 (city center). Free entrance on Thursdays. More in English about the Gallery.

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