Podkarpackie Museum in Krosno opened in 1954, and originally was called Regional Museum of Polish Tourist and Sightseeing Society. It is located within the old town, in a building formerly known as Bishops’ Palace

Podkarpackie Museum in Krosno

Józefa Piłsudskiego 16
38-400 Krosno

phone: 13 432 13 76

e-mail: muzeum@muzeum.krosno.pl



how to get there

The museum holds Europe’s largest collection of kerosene lamps, featuring approximately 2140 objects related to the history of lighting and 1300 archival materials. These represent a variety of artistic styles fashionable during 1860-1920, the time when this type of lighting device was most popular. The lamps from the late 19th/early 20th century stand out for the wealth of decorative elements. Parts of residential quarters from the same period, as well as artefacts linked with Ignacy Łukasiewicz, inventor of kerosene lamp, are another highlight of the exposition.



Moreover, permanent exhibitions have been prepared for visitors:


  • The Past Enlivened


  • History of Krosno and the Region


  • Art Gallery


  • History of Lighting


  • Glass from the Subcarpathian Glassworks




There are also plans to open a permanent exhibition Art and Arms of Japan.



Places worth seeing nearby:

Glass Heritage Centre in Krosno

Craft Museum in Krosno

The Ethnocenter of the Krosno Region in Krosno

Private Museum of the Subcarpathian Battlefields in Krosno

Ruins of Kamieniec Castle in Korczyna-Odrzykoń

Prządki Nature Reserve in Czarnorzeki

Ignacy Łukasiewicz Museum of Oil Industry in Bóbrka

Hot Chocolate Shop in Korczyna

Spa town of Iwonicz-Zdrój

Spa town of Rymanów-Zdrój

Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Haczów (UNESCO)



Photo: Krzysztof Zajączkowski