1. Poland
  2. Lesser Poland
  3. Krakow
  4. Main Market Square

Kraków Underground Museum Guided Tour

Product ID: 222333
Discover the mysterious, underground world underneath the most important public space in Kraków – the Main Market Square. Enjoy multimedia shows and exhibits of authentic objects from the city's historical past as a major trading city.
About this activity
Duration: 100 minutes
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit Kraków Underground Museum located under The Main Market Square
  • Get familiar with turbulent history of Medieval Kraków
  • Enjoy narrations from a live licensed professional guide
  • Walk between the stone and brick walls of the cellars of former trading sites
  • See medieval tools, historical coins, clay figures, and multimedia presentations
Full description
Discover the secret treasures under Kraków’s Main Market Square which many people don't realise are hiding right beneath their feet. Explore an underground world which brings to light the city's medieval history thanks to the work of archaeologists. Wander amongst ancient roads, reconstructed huts, a blacksmith’s workshop and the foundations of the first Cloth Hall from the early medieval period as you imagine the sounds of life that filled the air many centuries ago.

The exhibition presents the municipal history of Kraków but also highlights the connections and contributions that the city developed in the past centuries. Learn about how the Market Square had always been a place of trade where the citizens would do the shopping as well as purchase goods from the farthest nooks of Europe. Marvel at artifacts recovered during the excavations, which support the theory of Kraków as a place where many European trade routes intersected.

The experts at The Historical Museum of the City of Kraków have reconstructed many elements that had existed in this area for centuries, such as the local architecture burned down the Mongol invasion, as well as an old smithy and a goldsmith’s workshop. The exhibition also displays details of medieval burial practices and various everyday items.

This tour is enriched with many multimedia presentations, including architectural holograms, AR technology, archeological games, and projections. One of them is projected on the fog screen through which one can enter the museum. You will also find a well-equipped playroom and a mechanical theatre, showing the legend of ancient Kraków which caters for young visitors.
  • Entry tickets
  • Live guide
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Please meet your Guide in front of the entrance to Underground Museum (Podziemia Rynku. Muzeum Historyczne Miasta Krakowa) Rynek Główny 1, 31-042 Kraków, located on the Main Market Square in front of the Cloth Hall.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 71 reviews

Review summary

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    4.8 / 5
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    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Very interesting and a good place to go in Krakow.

Excellent tour. Fascinating to see what was displayed. The tour guide was fabulous just wish I could remember her name! She gave us lots of interesting information and made it fun at the same time. Would definitely recommend. The only down side was it took us over half an hour to find the entrance.

September 16, 2019

The museum and guide were excellent

The museum was extremely interesting and should be included on a tourist's list of places to visit. It very cleverly gives you the history of Krakow over the past 700 years. Our guide was excellent. He was very knowledable and knew a great deal about Krakow's history. The tour lasted about an hour and a half but you could easily spend more time there. Not good for very young children as there wasn't anything interactive for them to do. Well worth a visit for teenagers and adults.

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Product ID: 222333