Museum

The Amber Museum

The Amber Museum is a unique place, born of the passion for amber of its owner Tomasz Mikołajczyk. The location in the heart of Krakow is not accidental: the capital of Lesser Poland is - after Gdańsk, called the World Capital of Amber - most strongly associated with this stone characteristic for Poland. Although there are many "amber" places on the map of Krakow, the Amber Museum is certainly the most important one.

Why? Because hundreds of unique objects have been gathered here showing the natural beauty of Baltic amber, demonstrating its uniqueness. They provide valuable knowledge about the formation and history of processing this stone, sensitize to its beauty and the variety of forms and colors. The exhibition shows why so many people in the world think that it is amber that is considered the most beautiful among all stones. All this makes the Amber Museum a unique place to which you want to come back.

In addition to the permanent exhibition entitled "Amber - its beauty and history", with exhibits borrowed from the Earth Museum of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, we invite you to temporary exhibitions (ancient and modern art). For schoolchildren, we offer a special guided tour program. In 2019, a plan for guiding our Museum was created, suited to the needs of the blind and visually impaired.

The Amber Museum not only conducts educational and popularizing activities. In the Gallery operating at the Museum, you can learn about the design of contemporary artists and buy traditional and modern jewelry with amber. The history and contemporary fate of the fossilized resin before 40 million years will be additionally presented in the reading room, in which interesting amber publications have been collected. In the summer season, the ideal place to explore the secrets of amber described in the literature will be the café garden located at the back of the Museum. Pleasant moments spent reading or inspiring conversation will be additionally enhanced by aromatic coffee.

Caring for the purity of amber trade and honesty of merchant practices, the Amber Laboratory was established in the Museum, where resin authenticity tests are carried out on a modern spectrometer (FTIR). With the amber sellers and individual customers in mind, we offer the opportunity to check the authenticity of Baltic gold.

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AMBER MUSEUM

The Amber Museum is located in the heart of Cracow, in the immediate neighbourhood of the Market Square.

We would like to invite everyone to visit us, we are open all week, from 9 am to 8 pm.

Admission free.

Please arrange group visits in advance, so we are able prepare for your visit properly.