NORTHERN BUILDING

(14th century) houses a library, a reading room and scientific facilities of the Museum

CENTRAL BUILDING

(13th/14th century) the oldest building in the castle complex; the castle houses temporary and permanent exhibitions

MINING SHAFT

(middle of the 13th century ) the oldest mining shaft in Poland

TOWER

(14th century) the only one preserved from medieval city fortifications encompassing 19 towers and 2 gates

SOUTHERN BUILDING

(19th century) with educational rooms, Museum facilities and the Royal Restaurant

GOTHIC HALL

the most representative room in the Saltworks Castle, with a ribbed vault supported by one pillar

HISTORY OF THE CITY

the exhibition presents issues from the town’s history, guilds that operated here, well-known inhabitants, history of the mining school and a model of 19th century Wieliczka

SALT CELLARS:
TINY MASTERPIECES

the largest Polish collection of salt cellars (over 600 exhibits, 17th – 20th century) encompasses salt-cellars made of porcelain, silver, tin, glass, wood, faience, bone, quartz and mother-of-pearl

SALTWORKS KITCHEN

(15th century) walls of the first Polish “canteen for workers” where miners, the saltworks administration and merchants received free-of-charge meals

ARCHAEOLOGICAL
EXHIBITION

presents the history of settlement in the area of Wieliczka and its vicinity; located in the original Castle vaults

DEFENCE WALL

(end of 13th century) in oval shape, surrounded the original castle building

STORE-GALLERY

it is possible to purchase interesting publications and original souvenirs from Wieliczka, as well as buy a ticket to the Castle here

LIBRARY AND READING ROOM

the library resources encompass documents, manuscripts and a wealthy collection of files regarding the operation of the Cracow Saltworks and the city

SALTWORKS GARDEN

a representative green area for the Castle, established in the 16th century; in the Saxon times, it was transformed into an Italian style garden.

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