Museum of the Origins of the Polish State


The Museum, established in 1978, preserves chiefly medieval pieces as well as objects related to the history of Gniezno and surroundings. It boasts Europe's richest collection of Gothic stove tiles and one of the largest collections of Renaissance tiles in Poland. Among the most valuable holdings are also items from the Gniezno cathedral, most notably fragments of the Romanesque floor, Renaissance stone stoups and lithurgical vessels.

Opening hours

April - September (Tuesday- Sunday 9a.m. - 6 p.m.) 

October - March (Tuesday- Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

A. 2016

Ticket's prices

10pln/7pln, SUN-admission free


The Museum's holdings are grouped into four exhibitions:

  • The Culture of the Polish Piasts,
  • The Medieval Gniezno,
  • Gniezno in Modern Times and The Painted History of the Piast Dynasty, presenting archeological findings,
  • Polish art of the Middle Ages and decorative arts and crafts of later time.
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