The article presents the results of eye tracking research conducted in The District Museum of Toruń (Muzeum Okręgowe w Toruniu), within the exhibition entitled „Polish painting and sculpture from 1945-2010 in the collection of the District Museum of Toruń” („Malarstwo i rzeźba polska od 1945 do 2010 roku w zbiorach Muzeum Okręgowego w Toruniu”) in July 2016. Its aim was to register eyeball movements of eleven people whose task was to enjoy the exhibition without any time limits. The experiment was to provide the answer to the question about the usefulness of eye tracking to museology. The results turned out to be a valuable point of reference for discussion. Despite the fact that the paper constitutes a form of prolegomena to the topic, some noteworthy issues do indeed appear, including: the question of what our strategy of viewing/looking at paintings is, the problem of the viewer’s behaviour in a museum space, the usefulness of eye tracking in preparing expositions, catalogues and guides. The project was financed out of the budget of Toruń (President’s scholarship), conducted in co-operation with The District Museum of Toruń.