National Museum in Gdańsk

National Museum in Gdańsk

National Museum in Gdańsk

Modern Art Collection
Cystersów 18
80-330 Gdańsk
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 10am–5pm
T +48 583017061218
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The National Museum in Gdańsk is among the oldest museums in Poland. It was established by the merger of two institutions: the City Museum (est. 1870) and the Handicraft Museum (est. 1881). The core of the Museum’s collection is the collection of Jacob Kabrun (1759–1814), comprising several thousand pictures, drawings and prints by European masters from the end of the fifteenth to the beginning of the nineteenth centuries. The National Museum in Gdańsk, whose main buildinga late Gothic post-Franciscan monastery—houses the Museum’s Medieval and Early Modern Art Collection, has 5 further departments seated in historical buildings. The Abbots’ Palace in Gdańsk-Oliwa houses the Modern Art Collection, while the Ethnographic Collection is at the Abbot’s Granary. The Green Gate in the Long Market is where temporary exhibitions are held. Museum of the National Anthem is housed in a manor in Będomin near Kościerzyna, which once belonged to the anthem’s author Józef Wybicki, while the Museum of the Polish Nobility is in a historic manor in Waplewo Wielkie which once belonged to the Sierakowski family. The Gdańsk Gallery of Photography in Gdańsk’s Main Town displays a rich collection of photographs. The Gallery is part of the Modern Art Collection, although it has its own seat in Gdańsk’s Main Town. NOMUS is Poland’s youngest museum of modern art, operating as a branch of the National Museum in Gdańsk, Modern Art Collection. There is visitor-friendly space in a former school workshop building on the historic premises of Gdańsk Shipyard. At NOMUS we talk with our visitors about the contemporary world through the medium of art, and bring art itself closer to the viewer, make it understandable and accessible to all.


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