The National Museum is one of the oldest museums found in Poland. It was established in 1862. The museum became a witness to the country’s independence in 1918 and today, it prides itself with a stunning 830,000 artworks of Poland and other countries. The vast collection includes sculptures, utilitarian objects, prints, photographs, drawings, paintings, coins and many more.
Warsaw National Museum called ‘Muzeum Narodowe’, is the largest one in Warsaw and one of the biggest in Poland. It was constructed over 150 decades ago, in 1862. Thankfully, it was revived and you’ll never tell this construction has witnessed two wars.
Its size caused debates among tourists and locals: others actually admire its pomposity and grandeur, while some people today believe it’s tasteless and not suitable for the capital.
Look for a palm tree, if you didn’t find the museum from afar — it can help you to find the way. The big palm tree stands in the middle of the road close to the museum. Consider it carefully and try to figure out whether it is artificial or natural.
The museum itself is so big, and finding the entrance might be a challenge. Do not head to the big metal gates along the driveway — it’s for staff’s automobiles. Find a colonnade near the entrance and a square with a fountain, then walk a little further. When you get inside, you may leave your luggage. You will also be given a plastic bag where you can put your valuables.
Arts aficionados should visit the National Museum where they’ll have the chance to discover European and Polish art from the Medieval Ages. The museum is specializing in Polish art which include some of the best works from the nation’s leading painters, such as Jan Matejko and Józef Chelmonski.
The National Museum in Warsaw’s collection of Medieval art is the wealthiest and most diverse of its kind in Poland. Famous features are the Beautiful Madonna out of Wroclaw, the Grudziadz Polyptych, the Annunciation using the Unicorn Polyptych, the Triptych using the Legend of Saint Stanislaus the Bishop and the monumental altarpiece from Pruszcz Gdanski is presented in a modern arrangement specifically designed to resonate with the contemporary viewer. This new means of rediscovering art and its roles were developed with a distinguished and youthful team in the Warsaw-based architectural studio.