Museum of the AGH University of Science and Technology
al. Mickiewicza 30
30-059 Kraków
Building C-2, 5th floor
Main entrance on ul. Czarnowiejska,
Building C-3
Tel. (12) 617 30 43 / (12) 617 20 14
Free admission
Tuesdays – Fridays: 8 am – 3 pm
Staff: Agnieszka Tokarz MSc, Karolina Szmuc MSc

The Museum of the AGH University of Science and Technology (Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza – AGH) was established in 1969 on the initiative of Prof. Mieczysław Radwan, on the 50th anniversary of the university’s inauguration. It originally operated within the Faculty of the History of Techniques and Technical Sciences, which later became an independent unit. As the university evolved, the name of the museum, and its place in the administrative structures, changed a number of times. Currently, in accordance with the charter of the AGH University of Science and Technology, the museum operates as an independent entity within the university. The museum amasses memorabilia from various periods of the university’s history, the most valuable of which are the founding documents issued by the Austrian authorities, and souvenirs from schools in Leoben, Freiburg and St Petersburg which Poles attended during the Partitions of Poland. The exhibits on display enable us to trace back the history of the university from the very beginning, through the German occupation, its reconstruction after the Second World War up to its rapid development today. The museum’s largest hall contains historical mining and metallurgic equipment. The Modelarium also contains historical laboratory
equipment from the university’s workshops and machine shops. The exhibits include microscopes and optical equipment, measuring devices and scales, as well as test equipment. The oldest device is an Amsler machine dating from 1920. One of the museum’s areas of activity is the Experimental Mine – a research and teaching laboratory established in the Department of Machinery Engineering and Transport of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics. It has the nature of a museum exhibit as it contains mining equipment used in Polish industry. The equipment has been assembled so that visitors can become acquainted with the entire coal mining process from a technological perspective. Since 2010, the museum had been supervising a Lusatian settlement (Osada Łużycka) in Wola Radziszowska – an archaeological experiment run by the Dziejba student association. The settlement – currently under reconstruction – recreates the settlement from the archaeological Middle Bronze Age period. The Museum focuses on two areas: making the exhibits it has amassed available to the general public and organizing temporary exhibitions. The museum also coordinates the AGH JUNIOR project which organizes workshops for both pre-school and school children.

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