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The establishment of this museum is considered to have happened in 1888, which makes it the oldest diocesan museum in Poland. At the beginning it was based in Seminary building, during the interwar period it was moved to the City Hall, and currently its placed in beautiful tenement houses from the XVI century, near the Cathedral. The complex of buildings belonging to the Museum consists of: 
 
Old Akademiola - the first school in Tarnów was called so, for it was a branch of the  University of Kraków;
Mikołajowski House - Tarnowian townsmen Jan Mikołajowski built it in 1524 and it  became the living quarter to the chancellor of the Akademiola. 
Mansjonary House and Scholasteria
 
The most important pieces belong to antiquities of guild art - gothic sculpture and paintings of Lesser Poland landscapes, representing the Kraków-Nowy Sącz style. These antiquities are crucial  for the studies of the level and history of Polish medieval culture. The second important set of pieces consists of sacral tapestry (chasubles, capes etc.) made from the Middle Ages to the XIX century. Tarnów’s museum also posesses department of regional art, where regional glass paintings from Europe and other continents should be well examined by all visitors. It was given to the museum in 1957 by a famous art collector (originally from Hungary, but lived in Tarnów) Norbert Lippóczy. The museum also presents modern regional sculpture from the centre of that art in Ptaszyna, near Nowy Sącz.
 
The Diocesan Muzeum in Tarnów
Katedralny Square 6
33-100 Tarnów
 
Opening hours:
Tuesday-Friday 10:00 - 15:00
Sunday and holidays 9:00 - 14:00 
Lunch break: 12:00 - 13:00
 
On Mondays the museum is closed. 
 

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