Jan Matejko House in Kraków

Jan Matejko House in Kraków

The Jan Matejko House (Dom Jana Matejki), located in the Old Town, was the home of Jan Matejko, one of the most renowned Polish nineteenth century painters.  

The house where Matejko was born, lived and passed away was transformed into the first Polish biographical museum that reflects his life and work.

Exploring the house

The Museum is extremely complete and shows all the sides of the artist’s life: as a husband, student, painter, traveler and collector. The house museum features objects once owned by the well-known artist and some of his major works, as well as a beautiful collection which he put together during his lifetime. The selection is made up of paintings, weaponry, militaria and fabrics, among a lot of other rare items.

Pretty interesting

The Jan Matejko House is an independent branch of the National Museum in Kraków. Visitors will find the visit quiet entertaining, since some of the rooms have been reconstructed as they used to be while the painter lived and the collection is extremely varied and unusual.

Schedule

Tuesday - Saturday: 10am to 6pm.
Sunday: 10am to 4pm.
Monday: closed. 

Price

Adults: 9PLN
Students: 1PLN
Seniors over 65 years old: 5PLN
Sundays: free entrance. 

Transport

On foot from the Main Square.

Nearby places

Czartoryski Museum (98 m)
Kraków Old City Walls (103 m)
Barbican (152 m)
Planty Park (172 m)
St. Mary's Basilica (273 m)