A total of 38.1 million people visited Polish museums in 2018, and in recent years, their number has constantly been increasing.
The Royal Lazienki Museum in Warsaw was the most popular, attracting 3.5 million visitors. Second was the Wilanów Palace Museum (3.2), while third place went to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum (2.2).
Other places frequently chosen by visitors were the Kraków Saltworks Museum in Wieliczka, a facility written into the UNESCO World Heritage List, where one can find out about the history of salt mining and industry, and Wawel Royal Castle in Kraków, a burial site of Polish kings and other prominent people in the country’s history.
One of the best opportunities to become familiar with Polish national heritage is the annual Night of Museums, when entry to museums is free of charge. In 2018, over 866,000 people took part in the event.