TOP 7 Museums you MUST SEE in Wroclaw

TOP 7 Museums you MUST SEE in Wroclaw

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14 of June 2021

Do you know that there are over 100 museums in Wroclaw? Quite a lot, right? Each of them concerns a different period of history or science. It's definitely hard to decide which ones are worth seeing first. We decided to make your selection easier and introduce you to the museums characteristic of Wroclaw and those that you must definitely see while in this beautiful city!

1. National Museum in Wroclaw (1,4 km from Europeum)

It is one of the most important and largest art museums in the country. It consists of as many as four departments: the Main Building located on Powstańców Warszawy Square, and in its vicinity the iconic Panorama of Racławice (11 Jana Ewangelisty Purkyniego Street), the Four Domes Pavilion located in the Centennial Hall complex (1 Wystawowa Street) and the intimate Ethnographic Museum located in the former summer bishop's palace (Gen. Romuald Traugutt 111). The collection of the National Museum in Wrocław currently numbers over 200,000. objects depicting all areas of art - from medieval stone and wooden sculptures, painting, modern and modernist sculpture, drawing, graphics, ending with a very rich collection of artistic crafts from various eras.

National Museum in Wroclaw

2. Four Domes Pavilion (3,3 km from Europeum)

The pavilion is over 6 thousand. square meters of space dedicated to the exhibition of one of the largest collections of Polish contemporary art in the country, the history of which dates back to the 1960s. On the premises of the branch of the National Museum in Wrocław, we can admire over 20 thousand. exhibits covering all artistic fields, from painting, through graphics, drawing, sculpture, installations, glass, ceramics, photography, to environment, conceptual projects, documentation of happenings and video art. You can also take part in multimedia exhibitions and visit the museum online.

Four Domes Pavilion

3. Kolejkowo (1,6 km from Europeum) 

It is the largest miniature world in Poland! 510 m of the track, 15 trains, and 242 buildings, including miniatures of authentic buildings from Lower Silesia and Wroclaw, and everything is teeming with life! The creators accurately reproduced life in Wrocław and Lower Silesia, capturing quite a dose of humour there - both for young and old. On 335 square meters, we will see over 3,000 figures of people and animals, over two hundred cars - including a signal police car, taxis, fire trucks, and 242 buildings and other architectural objects - viaducts, a windmill, a pond, a waterfall and, for example, a house under construction with full crew construction workers, cranes and other construction equipment. Hotel Europeum is also there! This is a great attraction in Wrocław, attracting viewers of all ages.

Kolejkowo in Wroclaw

4. Movie Gate (200 m from Europeum)

Are you a movie buff? A unique place on a European scale - the only one where you will see such a large collection of original film props, elements of set design, and costumes from the most important works of cinematography. In the museum, you can admire, among others: film weapons, unusual costumes, props, secret agent vehicles, magic items from Harry Potter movies, Star Wars or X-Men. The facility also organizes scientific and illusionist shows.

Movie Gate Wroclaw

5. City Arsenal (500 m from Europeum)

The City Arsenal is a special place in Wrocław. The building in which it is located dates back to 1459. Made of red brick, it is in the Gothic style. It is a branch of the City Museum in Wrocław and you can see exhibitions devoted to weapons and uniforms over the centuries. There you can admire melee weapons, firearms and armour. You will surely be impressed by the collection of over five hundred military helmets from various periods of history.

City Arsenal Wroclaw

6. Pan Tadeusz Museum (300 m from Europeum)

The museum is part of the Ossolineum - it is its newest and most modern part, presenting a rich, literary collection, and above all the exhibition "The Manuscript of Pan Tadeusz", which tells about the creation of this extraordinary work. The only existing manuscript of Mickiewicz's masterpiece surrounded by several hundred authentic manuscripts, old prints, graphics, paintings, sculptures, and everyday objects, illustrated and commented on by over a hundred applications and multimedia presentations. It operates in one of the most beautiful tenement houses in the Wrocław market square - Pod Złotym Słońcem. 

Pan Tadeusz Museum

7. Depot History Center  (2,8 km from Europeum)

The unusual building from the end of the 19th century was a "witness" to the complicated history of the city. It was here that in August 1980 the strike to support the workers of the Coast began. This is how "Solidarity" was born. Now it is a place of modern historical exhibitions, educational and cultural projects. The main exhibition, arranged in the depot hall, is devoted to the entire post-war history of Wrocław, Lower Silesia and other regions incorporated into Poland as a result of World War II. Visitors can, among others, listen to reports from witnesses of history, take part in the Peace Race, sign the message of Polish bishops to German bishops, check what Tadeusz Różewicz kept in a drawer, or play the role of an opposition printer.

Depot History Center

We support active sightseeing! How much more pleasant it is to admire Wroclaw with the wind in your hair and in the sunshine! When planning a trip to Wroclaw museums, remember that you can rent a bike from us (for free!) And complete our #EuropeumBikeChallange *!


Are you looking for more ideas for visiting Wroclaw? Read our other guides:


Weekend in Wrocław? See what to see in two days

Discover Lower Silesia with Europeum 

10 must-see places in Wroclaw

Free attractions in Wroclaw


* Rules of the “Europeum Bike Challenge” challenge: ride our bikes for a minimum of 30 km using the distance measuring application, show at the reception what distance you have travelled, and we will give you a special voucher with a 15% discount for your next stay!

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