History

History

The Hipolit House owes its name to merchant's family of Hipolit, who were the owners in the 17th century. In 2nd half of 17th century it became property of Zaleski, also a merchant's family. Afterwards, the tenement changed its owners and tenants many times.
It was being repeatedly rebuilt as the previous construction marks are clearly visible. Cellars and stone portals are dated back to 14th century, Renaissance window columns and polychromes, baroque stuccos of Baltazar Fontan, ceiling fiezes and wooden balconies. Rokoko and 19th century also marked with polychromes. At present we can admire all of it, renovated in interior exhibition.
The branch was opened in 2003. A permanent exhibition called Bourgeois house (Mieszczanski dom) was set in the Hipolit House (Kamienica Hipolitów). It shows how burghers lived in the past, how they arranged their homes, their living conditions. We can see the interiors dated from 17th to 19th century. There is a plan to extend the exhibition with 20th century interiors.
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3 St. Mary Square, 31-042 Kraków
phone: (12) 422-42-19,  12 422-21-18, 411-99-18
e-mail: hipolitow@muzeumkrakowa.pl

Manager: custodian Joanna Strzyżewska

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Opening hours:

Wednesday - Sunday 10.00 am - 5.30 pm


Admission to the permanent exhibition is free on Wednesdays.

Exhibition tickets:

regular 10 PLN
concessionary 8 PLN
group 8 PLN
group ticket for schools 7 PLN
family 20 PLN
guide in English 100 PLN per group + tickets

The tickets can be purchase in the branch ticket office or in the Visitor Centre, Sukiennice, Rynek Główny 1.