Muzeum Narodowe w Krakowie - National Museum in Krakow - is Poland's biggest museum. It's also the oldest of the nation's national museums - it was founded in 1879. The museum can boast 10 branches, 11 galleries, 21 departments, two libraries, and 12 conservation workshops. Its diverse collections total about 780,000 items - from art to handicrafts to historical costumes to rare books to manuscripts to old coins and weapons - libraries and deposits inclusive.
Possessions of the museum have been grouped into 21 sections organized according to both the character and the age of items and called departments – Medieval and Modern Art, Armory, Military Collections, Oriental Art, Numismatics Collection, Jan Matejko's Collections and others. The main building of the National Museum in Krakow is closed on Mondays. Free admission on Sundays.