Rynek Underground

The medieval Market Square


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Rynek Underground, or in other words, the Market Square Underground museum, is situated between the Sukiennice and St. Mary’s Church, only a few metres below the ground. It takes up 6000 square metres. The official opening took place on 24th September 2010, and the total investment in the project was over 38 million złoty. The underground museum includes temporary and permanent exhibitions. The permanent section, entitled Following the traces of European identity in Kraków, is a multimedia experience, an incredible journey through time. The temporary section depends on the availability of exhibits at a given time and whether they can be displayed. 

The permanent section of the museum uses, among other things, holographic devices to present the reconstruction of buildings, which allows us to experience the atmosphere of Kraków as it was 700 years ago. The museum features 37 touch screens, a water steam screen, and numerous digital displays and projectors.  Visitors move around under the Sukiennice on glass ramps and walkways which are suspended above the medieval streets, the oldest of which dates back to the XI century. The permanent exhibition includes historic waterworks, the Wealthy Stalls (Kramy Bogate), the Great Scales and an XI century burial ground. The museum also boasts modern screening rooms and a mini cinema.  There is also a children’s zone. Visitors are bound to have an unforgettable experience and to travel through time to medieval Kraków.

Practical information:

Ticket prices: standard – 19zł, reduced – 16zł, group – 15zł, guided tours 120zł,
audio-guide rental 5zł. (available in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian or Russian)

Free entrance on Tuesdays.

Opening times:
summer season (April-October) Mon 10:00am – 8:00pm, Tue 10:00am – 4:00pm, Wed – Sun 10:00am – 10:00pm
winter season (November-March) Mon,  Wed-Sun  10:00am – 8:00pm, Tue  10:00am – 4pm

Please note: the museum is closed on every second Monday of the month.

Address: Rynek Główny 1, 31 – 042 Kraków
Telephone: (+48) 12 426 50 60
e-mail: info@mhk.pl
WWW: podziemiarynku.com

 

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