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About the museum

Museum of Nowy Sącz land 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.

Museum hall - painter's studio

One museum, seven branches

Welcome to the portal of the Museum of Nowy Sącz land. Nice to have you with us! We will gladly take you on a journey through the history of Nowy Sącz, the Nowy Sącz region and the Pieniny region.

History of the museum

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.

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Our collections

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!

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Our collections

Object of the week

Sheepskin coat

Sheepskin coat

Sheepskin coat, white lined; acquired by the Pieniny Museum in 1982 from one of the last Ruthenians from Szlachtowa. Sheepskin coat tails fastened with 4 leather buttons and loops. The main decoration is made of red morocco (fine crimson goat skin).

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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.

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Supplementary offer

Accommodation and premises to share

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.

Museum Council

Council of the Museum of Nowy Sącz land

Witold Kozłowski
Iwona Gibas
Marta Mordarska
Marek Kwiatkowski
Magdalena Majka
Anna Król
Piotr Bujakiewicz
Patryk Wicher
Łukasz Wideł
Andrzej Szkaradek
ks. prof. dr hab. Andrzej Witko


Editorial Board

Anna Wideł
Bogusława Błażewicz
Maria Marcinowska
Danuta Plata
Barbara Szafran
Beata Wierzbicka
Piotr Droździk
Leszek Migrała

College of Custodians

Anna Bomba
Maria Maszczak
Józef Walczyk
Robert Ślusarek
Wojciech Śliwiński
Barbara Romańska