The museum was founded in. 1888 - the collections were first at the house at the corner of ul. Chałubiński née. 4b. From r. 1922 are located in the present "murowanica", built according to the design of S.. Witkiewicz in the years 1913—19. The exhibition was partially changed in l. 1971—72. Sightseeing from. 9—14.45, except on the days after the holidays. Tel. 52 05.
Access to the Museum via a bridge from d. 5a. In the hall, a plaster study by J.. Nalborczyk showing Chałubiński and Sabała. The door on the right leads to the history section of Zakopane and Podhale. From the narrowing, we can see the interior of an authentic 19th-century peasant hut, divided into black and white chambers. The large hall on the opposite side of the ground floor shows the life and culture of the Tatra highlanders: pastoralism, home chores, clothes from Podhale, Orawy i Spisza, fine arts. The nature collection is located on the first floor. A rich geological exposition was prepared by Z. Korosadowicz. Showcases with relics of the former Tatra mining industry are of great interest (finds of S.. Zwoliński). The flora section shows the mountain vegetation in its multi-storey layout. The collections of mammals and birds are interesting - the full collection of the latter (mainly collected by A.. Kocyan) covers 400 specimens belonging to 233 species. The museum has the largest collection of Tatra books in Poland. Its branches are the "Tea" cottage (d. 18B) and the house of K. Makuszyński at ul. Tetmajer 15 (Tuesdays and Fridays. 15—17).
In the back room of the Tatra Museum, in. 1955 mountain plant garden (alpinarium) Department of Nature Conservation of the Polish Academy of Sciences. On the area 760 m2, typical mountain habitats were recreated with flora arranged according to floors and divided into 2 various rock substrates. The garden covers over 500 vascular plant species. Visiting from May to September inclusive, on clear Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from. 10—14.