Often regarded as one of Poland’s finest artists, Jozef Mehoffer (who also happened to be a pupil of Jan Matejko) was a highly talented stained-glass artisan, whose works can now be admired in numerous churches in both Krakow and across Galicia. This is the house where he used to live and work until his death in 1946, along with other artists of the Young Poland movement at the turn of the 20th century.
The house is still decorated with Mehoffer’s tasteful Art Deco furniture, Japanese treasures, iconographic trinkets, and impressionist artworks; as such, it offers an authentic glance of what life was like in a bourgeois house at the time, kind of like a time capsule. The house itself is in remarkable condition and features hundreds of rose bushes; in fact, the Jozef Mehoffer House is known for its beautiful garden-café, Meho Café, one of Krakow’s best kept secrets.
The biographical museum is located at Krupnicza 26 within the historical center and very close to Krakow’s main market square, Rynek Glowny. It is therefore easily reachable by foot from anywhere within the city center. Jozef Mehoffer House is open every day except Monday between 10 AM and 4 PM. Admission is 9 złoty per adult, and 1 złoty per child and student under 26 years old. Family tickets are available for 18 złoty. There is no entry fee on Sundays.