Museum: History of Photography

Opening hours: 

wendsday -friday 11am-6pm saturday-sunday 10am-3:30pm


16 Józefitów Street

Bus and Tram Routes: 

Tram:4,8,14,19,20,24, BUS:124,139,152,159,164,169,179,208,292,304,424,439,501,502,601,606,608,618

Nearest bus or tram: 

Plac inwalidów

The Walery Rzewuski History of Photography Museum (16 Józefitów Street) will be perceived as a nice attraction by those who love the art of photography and would like to follow its beginnings in Poland. In fact, it’s the only Polish museum dedicated exclusively to photography, which explains its huge meaning on the cultural map of The City of Cracow.

The permanent collection encourages visitors to familiarize with Polish pioneer, 19th Century photographers, and it presents several decades of this branch of art – everything ends in 1939, due to the Second World War. Of course, the museum is also recommended for students – every year, there are lots of events which pay attention to teenagers and young adults learning how to take photos and deal with the equipment. The Walery Rzewuski History of Photography Museum cares not only about the past, but also about the future – its development strategy intends to transform this local attraction into one of the most interesting cultural places in Cracow. 

Close to the Museum you can visit History of the Academy of Mining and Metallurgy Museum.