The Archaeological Museum in Krakow is the oldest Polish museum of this type. At the beginning when it was founded - in 1850 it was supposed to be the Museum of Antiquities. However, the concept was quickly changed. At present, more than half a million different types of historical exhibits can be found in the Museum’s collection. A significant group of them are unique historical objects that have been handed over to the museum by various collectors, explorers or enthusiasts.
It is worth noting, however, that the core of the collection are, however, those exhibits that have been acquired as a result of long-term archaeological work. The permanent exhibitions of the Museum include: Malopolska in Prehistory and early Middle Ages „,” The gods of ancient Egypt „,” The oldest history of the current headquarters of the Archaeological Museum in Krakow „,” Wladyslaw Kluger Peru Collections „. The museum also hosts a variety of temporary exhibitions.