About the museum
The District Museum in Nowy Sącz is a self-government cultural institution organized by the Małopolskie Voivodeship. The main objectives of the Museum are: collecting, storing, preserving, developing and making available collections in the field of history, art, archaeology, ethnography, architecture and folk architecture, as well as scientific, educational and cultural activities. The museum collections are gathered in seven branches and subsidiaries in Nowy Sącz: in the Main Building, the Maria Ritter Gallery and Old Bourgeois Interiors, the Sądecki Ethnographic Park and the Galician Town; in Szlachtowa - in the Pieniny Museum; in Krynica-Zdrój - at the Nikifor Museum; in Podegrodzie - in the Museum of Lachy Sądeckie.
One museum, seven branches
Welcome to the portal of the District Museum in Nowy Sącz. Nice to have you with us! We will gladly take you on a journey through the history and traditions of the Nowy Sącz and the Pieniny region.
History of the museum
The beginnings of museology in Nowy Sącz date back to the turn of the 1880s and 1890s, when memorabilia of the past began to be collected. In 1896, Józef Wieniawa-Zubrzycki allocated his house at ul. Jagiellońska 35 for the seat of the municipal library and museum.Find out more
The museum collects collections in particular in the field of history, art, archaeology, ethnography, architecture and folk architecture. It also has an extensive library. We invite you to familiarize yourself with our collections also in the online version!Find out more
Object of the week
A painting on a stone by Jacek Malczewski
The collection of the Nowy Sącz Museum includes an unusual work by the famous Polish symbolist painter and outstanding portraitist Jacek Malczewski. This interesting exhibit is small in size and was made on an unusual base, an obliquely cut block of stone.See more See all
The collection of the Specialist Library is over 20,000. volumes. We offer e.g. specialist literature in many fields, including: history, art history, ethnography, museology, conservation of works of art and a rich collection of sandecians.See the offer
Accommodation and premises to share
We encourage you to use our additional offer. We offer the rental of guest rooms, the space of the Sądecki Ethnographic Park for film and photo sessions, churches in the open-air museum for concerts, weddings and other celebrations, as well as stylish museum rooms for lectures or industry conferences.
Council of the District Museum in Nowy Sącz
ks. prof. dr hab. Andrzej Witko
Editorial BoardAnna Wideł
College of CustodiansAnna Bomba