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Bielsko-Biala Museum
The Bielsko-Biala Museum has its main location in the historical Bielsko Castle, Poland. Since the 1970s there have been established the local branches: the Julian Falat Museum, the Museum of Technology and Textile Industry and the Weaver's House Museum.

Museum of Natural History Wroclaw University
Museum of Natural History Wroclaw University is a large natural history museum in at University of Wroc?aw, Wroclaw,Poland.

Muzeum Budownictwa Ludowego w Sanoku
Muzeum Budownictwa Ludowego w Sanoku, (Sanok's ethnographic outdoor museum), Sanok Open air museum is a one of the biggest skansens in Poland. It was established in 1958 by Aleksander Rybicki and contains 200 buildings which have been relocated from different areas of Sanok Land (Low Beskids, Pogórze Bukowskie, Do?y Jasielsko Sanockie) . The Sanok skansen shows 19th and early 20th century life in this area of Poland.

Auschwitz Jewish Center
Auschwitz Jewish Center is a museum, synagogue, and study center located in the only remaining synagogue in the once predominantly Jewish town of O?wi?cim, Poland, also known as Auschwitz.

Polish Army Museum
Polish Army Museum (Polish: Muzeum Wojska Polskiego) is a museum in Warsaw documenting the military aspects of the history of Poland. Created in 1920, it occupies a wing of the building of the Polish National Museum as well as several branches in Poland.

Przypkowscy Clock Museum
Przypkowscy Clock Museum is a clock museum in Jedrzejów, Poland. It begun as a clock collection of the Przypkowski family, and was made public in 1909. Since 1962 it is a state-run museum. The museum collection is world-famous, and is considered third in the world in the terms of number and worth of items displayed, after the Chicago Planetaria and Museum of the History of Science, Oxford.

Silesian Museum
Silesian Museum is a museum in the city of Katowice, Poland. The museum was founded in 1929 by the Silesian Sejm, while the region was recovering from the Silesian Uprisings. In the interbellum, the Silesian Museum was one of the biggest museums in Poland. The Nazis however brought the collection to Bytom and tore the building down in 1940. In 1984 the museum was reinstated in a former hotel building.

Muzeum Slaska Cieszynskiego
The Muzeum Slaska Cieszynskiego (Museum of Cieszyn Silesia) is a museum in the town of Cieszyn, Silesian Voivodship, Poland. It was founded in 1802 by Leopold Szersznik, a Jesuit priest, and it is one of the oldest museums in Central Europe.

National Museum, Szczecin
National Museum, Szczecin (Muzeum Narodowe w Szczecinie) - a museum in Szczecin, Poland. The main part of an exhibition is placed in Pa?ac Sejmu Stanów Pomorskich (Landeshaus), Starom?y?ska 27 Street.


Torun Regional Museum
Torun Regional Museum (Muzeum Okregowe w Toruniu) is one of the oldest and largest museums in Poland.

Górnoslaski Park Etnograficzny
The Upper Silesian Ethnographic Park or Górnoslaski Park Etnograficzny is an open-air museum in Chorzów, Poland. It is referred to as a skansen, stemming from the first open air museum of its kind, the Skansen in Stockholm, Sweden. The area of the park is 25 hectare.

Villa Atma
The Villa Atma (Willa Atma) in Zakopane, Poland, is a chalet housing the Karol Szymanowski Museum, a department of the National Museum in Cracow. The Villa Atma was built about 1890 in the 'Zakopane style' for Józef Kasprusie-Stoch to designs by the architect Stanis?aw Witkiewicz. The name 'Atma' is derived form the Sanskrit word for 'soul'.

Muzeum Zamkowe
The Muzeum Zamkowe (Castle Museum) is the museum of and located in the Castle in Pszczyna, Silesian Voivodship, southern Poland. Early in the 12th century, Pszczyna was allegedly a stronghold of the Piasts. The city belonged to Lesser Poland (Malopolska) until 1177, when it became part of the Duchy of Racibórz. From this time on, it also was part of the Krakow bishopric. In 1548, the palace was sold to the Promnitz family and given a Renaissance appearance, which it lost after a fire. It was consequently rebuild in a more baroque style.

Museum of Papermaking
The Museum of Papermaking in Duszniki-Zdrój – a museum of the Lower Silesia Voivodeship Selfgovernment located in Duszniki-Zdrój, founded in 1968 in an old 17th century paper mill on the Bystrzyca Dusznicka river.

Norwegian POW Museum
The Norwegian POW Museum is a Norwegian museum devoted to the history of Norwegian World War II Prisoners of War once interned in the German prisoner of war camp in Ostrzeszów (German name: Schildberg), Poland. The museum is located in Ostrzeszów, Poland. In 1982, Eyvind Grundt from Moss, Norway, was sent to Poland on a mission for the Norwegian Red Cross. After completing his work, he began a search for the town where his father had spent two years as a Prisoner of War (POW) during World War II. It was a difficult task, since he only knew the German name of the town, Schildberg.

National Museum, Warsaw
The National Museum, Warsaw, in Poland, was established on May 20, 1862, as the "Museum of Fine Arts, Warsaw", and in 1916 renamed "National Museum, Warsaw" (with the inclusion of collections from museums and cultural institutions such as the Society of Care for Relics of the Past, the Museum of Antiquity at Warsaw University, the Museum of the Society for Encouragement of the Fine Arts, and the Museum of Industry and Agriculture).

Warsaw Railway Museum
The Warsaw Railway Museum (Muzeum Kolejnictwa w Warszawie) is located in the former Varsovian PKP railway terminus, Warszawa G?ówna — not to be mistaken with the ?ródmie?cie terminus — and is a mere stone's throw away from the Warszawa Ochota train station. The museum's exhibits are divided into permanent and temporary collections — the latter being displayed inside the museum's galleries.

Museum of Evolution Warsaw
The Museum of Evolution Warsaw (In Polish: Muzeum Ewolucji) is the display area of the natural history museum in Warsaw, Poland. It is the public front of the Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii or Zoology Museum and and the Instytut Paleobiologii or Paleobiology Institute.

Warsaw Uprising Museum
The Warsaw Uprising Museum, located in Warsaw, Poland, is a museum dedicated to the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. It opened on July 31, 2004. The Museum has strong support of the Warsaw public and is considered being the most modern museum in all of Poland.

Muzeum Ziemi Szprotawskiej
Muzeum Ziemi Szprotawskiej, established 2000 by Towarzystwo Bory Dolno?l?skie (Polish: The Lower Silesia Deep Woods Appreciation Society). It is the local center for historical and archeological research pertaining to the old Szprotawa District, for the towns of Szprotawa, Ma?omice, Przemków and Niegos?awice.

Polish Aviation Museum
Polish Aviation Museum is a large museum of old aircraft and aircraft engines in Kraków, Poland. It is located at the site of the no-longer functional Kraków-Rakowice-Czy?yny Airport.

Skansen Parowozownia Koscierzyna
Skansen Parowozownia Koscierzyna (En.: Railway Heritage Park in ko?cierzyna) is a Polish railway museum located in Ko?cierzyna, Pomeranian Voivodeship. The museum is located in place of now defunct locomotive depot near Ko?cierzyna railway station.

Narrow Gauge Railway Museum
Narrow Gauge Railway Museum in Wenecja (Polish Venice) near ?nin (Poland) is an open air museum collecting and exhibiting steam locomotives, passenger and freight cars, trolleys, railwaymen's tools, signalling equipment, contents of an old waiting room, old maps. The 600 mm Narrow Gauge Railway Museum in Wenecja is a department of the Muzeum Ziemi Pa?uckiej (the ?nin's Museum of Pa?uki Land) and was established in 1972 at a suggestion of enthusiasts of the Pa?uki region, of which ?nin is considered the capital.

Armia Krajowa Museum
Armia Krajowa Museum in Kraków (Muzeum Armii Krajowej w Krakowie) was created in 2000 in Kraków to commemorate the Polish Secret State and the largest resistance movement in occupied Europe, Armia Krajowa (Polish Home Army).

Czartoryski Museum
The Czartoryski Museum was founded in Kraków in 1796 by Princess Izabela Czartoryska to preserve Polish heritage in keeping with the Princess' motto: "The Past to the Future".

Historical Museum of Kraków
Historical Museum of Kraków a.k.a. Historical Museum of the City of Kraków (Polish: Muzeum Historyczne Miasta Krakowa ) at the Krzysztofory Palace in Kraków, Poland, opened in 1899 as the division of the Old Records Office of Kraków. It was not until 1945 that the present-day museum was granted the status of an independent institution.

Manggha (full name: manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology, until 2007: manggha Centre of Japanese Art and Technology) is a branch of the National Museum in Kraków.

National Museum, Kraków
The National Museum, Kraków (Muzeum Narodowe w Krakowie), established 1879, is the main branch of Poland's National Museum, which has many permanent collections around the country. Kraków National Museum was first housed at the upper floor of the Sukiennice building, now the home of one of its divisions. The construction of the Museum's New Building at 3 Maja Street started in 1934, but was interrupted by World War II. It was completed only in 1992.

Sukiennice Museum
Sukiennice Museum a.k.a. The Gallery of the 19th Century Polish Art in Sukiennice, is a division of the National Museum in Kraków, Poland. (Polish: Muzeum Narodowe). The Gallery is located on the upper floor of the Sukiennice Cloth Hall in the centre of the Main Market Square in Old Town Kraków.

Wawel Castle
People have lived on the Wawel Hill as early as fifty thousand years ago, in the Paleolithic Age. During the 15th century, the settlement was apparently bustling with trade, and with assorted crafts and with farming as well. When more people were starting to settle down on the Wawel Hill and when the trade was more efficient, the rulers of Poland took up their residence at the Wawel Hill as well.

Polish Aviation Museum
Polish Aviation Museum (Polish: Muzeum Lotnictwa Polskiego w Krakowie) is a large museum of old aircraft and aircraft engines in Kraków, Poland. It is located at the site of the no-longer functional Kraków-Rakowice-Czy?yny Airport.