Museum

The Amber Museum

The Amber Museum is a unique place, created as a result of the passion of Tomasz Mikołajczyk, the owner and originator of the place. Its location in Cracow is non-incidental: after Gdańsk, called the World Capital of Amber, Cracow is the city most strongly associated with amber, the stone considered to be typically Polish. Though there are many "amber" places in Cracow, the Amber Museum will undoubtedly soon become the most important one.

Why? Because the unique exhibits gathered there, showing the natural beauty of the Baltic amber, which confirm its uniqueness, and provide valuable knowledge about its creation and the history of its treatment. The exhibits make one sensitive to the beauty of amber, and the variety of its forms and shades. They also remind us why so many people in the world think that amber is the most beautiful of all the stones in the world. All of that makes the Amber Museum a unique place, which you want to come back to.

Apart from the permanent exhibition called "Its Beauty and History", prepared by the Earth Museum by the Polish Academy of Sciences from Warsaw, we would like to invite everyone to visit temporary exhibitions (old and contemporary art) as well as meetings with interesting people (authors of books on amber, designers, craftsmen, and artists). With amber product sellers in mind, we are planning to launch professional courses and training sessions, and for kids and students we are preparing a programme of museum lessons, tailored to their needs.

The Museum is not only running educational and promotional activities. At the shop you can get to know and purchase traditional, as well as modern, jewellery and usable art made of amber. The history and contemporary story of this resin, fossilised 40 million years ago, will be presented in the reading room, where interesting publications have been collected. An ideal place to thoroughly investigate the secrets of amber featured in professional literature will be the café garden. A cup of aromatic coffee will make the reading or inspiring conversations even more enjoyable.

With fair trade and honest trade practices in mind, the Amber Laboratory has been created in the Museum, where amber authenticity tests are run on a modern spectrometer. Our experts will dispel the doubts of those who buy amber, as well as those who sell it.

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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.