The National Museum in Warsaw impress with its splendid, building erected according to modernistic classicism. Still, a huge number of art collections inside is what really stuns its visitors.
The museum, that is over hundred years old, gathers collections from all over the world and different centuries. First, you can see oil paintings from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and prints from the Government Library. To leave ancient Egypt and move to Rome of the past, you will have to make just a few steps. From there, you can go to ancient Greece – the heart of European culture. A number of exhibitions later, you will find Polish and European paintings from the 12th century. Still, the art in the National Museum is not limited to Europe only. You can also see exhibits from distant Asian countries. The museum contains also contemporary collection because, as it is commonly known, art is an indispensable element of any culture and it has to be constantly developed and nurtured.
The National Museum in Warsaw is a complex of buildings scattered around Warsaw and outside the city. It is worth visiting the Xawery Dunikowski Museum of Sculpture in the Królikarnia Palace or the unusual Police Museum in the Mostowski Palace (especially those particularly interested in the history of Poland will enjoy it). You should also visit the Museum in Nieborów and Arkadia where you will be impressed by the Diana’s temple.