Among the items you can see here are paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, coins and more. The museum was originally founded in 1862 and is now considered one of the oldest museums in the country. It has 7 permanent exhibitions and quite a few changing exhibitions.
The museum's large building was built in the early 1930's in an Italian Fascist style. In the courtyard, you will be greeted by the museum fountain. Many visitors come to the museum every day, including schoolchildren and students.
Be sure to pay particular attention to the museum's real gem, the work of Polish national artist Jan Matyko, "The Battle of Grunewald," of 1878, which describes the Polish victory over the Teutons. You cannot miss the painting because of its sheer size, about ten meters wide and about four meters high.