Opened in 1913, the main building of the museum on the Chrobry Embankment is one of the landmarks of Szczecin. The museum has one of the largest collections of historic items of non-European cultures in Poland.

The building of the National Museum in Szczecin at 3 Wały Chrobrego Street is one of the most famous and representative buildings in the city. It is the center of the architectural complex of Wały Chrobrego (former Hakenterrasse) on the Odra river, designed by Wilhelm Meyer-Schwartau. The building was put into use in 1913 and until the end of World War II it was the seat of the City Museum, which exhibited archaeological and ethnographic collections, Pomeranian and European art, collections from Africa, Asia and Oceania, and natural exhibits.

In Polish Szczecin, it still serves as a museum, being first one of the buildings of the Museum of Western Pomerania, and from 1970 - the National Museum. It belongs to the most magnificent museum buildings in Poland. One of the country's largest collections of relics of non-European cultures is stored and exhibited here.


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