The new seat of the Museum of the History of Photography in Krakow

A glass pavilion connected with a brick one-story building. Landscaped green areas with benches around the buildings

Historic building of the former armoury at Rakowicka Street was adapted for the needs of Photography History Museum (MuFO). It is a new head office of this institution.

With the European funds it was possible to create a modern space of a multi-purpose exhibition and educational centre of the Museum with total area of over 3,000 square meters. In also includes a public library with a reading room equipped with an extensive collection dedicated to photography, a museum bookshop and a café.

The building, which once housed artillery workshops being part of Krakow Fortress complex, is now used to present the main exhibition “What does the picture do?”. In MuFO you may also participate in educational activities.


Name of the beneficiary: Muzeum Historii Fotografii Im. Walerego Rzewuskiego W Krakowie
The title of the project: Adaptation of the historic building of the former armoury at Rakowicka Street for the exhibition and educational centre of Photography History Museum in Cracow
The value of co-financing from the European Union: 5,20 mln PLN
Project value: 24,6 mln PLN