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Galicia Jewish Museum

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Neighborhood: Kazimierz
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Address: Dajwor Street 18, Krakow 31-052 , Poland
Phone Number: (0048)12 4216842
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The Galicia Jewish Museum exists to commemorate the victims of the...
The Galicia Jewish Museum exists to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and to celebrate the Jewish culture of Polish Galicia, presenting Jewish history from a new perspective.
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Without any doubt the best museum in Krakow!

I get to know this museum just by chance, while wandering through Kazimierz and IT'S A MUST SEE! The museistic concept is very modern, stories of the jews living in Galizia are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Girona
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

I get to know this museum just by chance, while wandering through Kazimierz and IT'S A MUST SEE! The museistic concept is very modern, stories of the jews living in Galizia are very well explained and the content it's highly educative and pedagogical. If you wish to understand the importance of Jewish Communities living in Galicia this museum is a... More 

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Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We went to see the Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow prior to visitng Auschwitz. In a rather small museum which has a permanent exhibition about Jewish culture in Galicia, and, when we were there, a temporary exhibition on an American jewish relief organisation and it work in Poland in the 20'th century. Both exhibitions were based on a mixture of... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
45 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

It was good to view the permanent exhibiton once more, about the traces of Jewish presence in Poland, and also the new exhibition about the work the Joint in Poland before and after World War 2. The bookshop and cafe are useful and the staff pleasant.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I expected more information in the displays and didn't really learn too much. Good book shop. Easy to find location.

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Poole England
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

£1.50 entry and did this on first afternoon after miday arrival (Schindlers museum was shut on Mon afternoon) Photographic exhibition of Jewish history from WW2 to present day and some moving facts and pictures.. Only 150 Jewish families remain. OK on a 5 day trip but don't go out of to my our way. The local area is a mix... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Definitely worth a visit, extremely informative and friendly staff at reception. More of a gallery than a museum as other travellers have pointed out. Also a coffee shop and bookshop in there as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Although this museum consists in a couple of rooms only, my friend and I spent almost 2 hours there, looking at every picture and reading all the explanations. I liked to look at the faces of all these people who have disappeared in such a cruel and painful way. I had a very strong and acute feeling of tragedy while... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I loved this museum because it gives you some additional information about life of Jewish people in Poland through photographs and descriptions on the wall. If you are in Krakow to explore more about Holocaust this is a highly recommended. It also has a nice bookshop with great selection, plus there is a coffee shop as well.

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Warsaw, Poland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The Galicia museum is located in an cozy space, it feels like a place one can return to again and again. Sometimes problems - in this case, small space - create advantages. Galicia is serious, but not overwhelming , asks importat questions, but does not push the only possible, "correct" answers. Visiting Galicia one learns quite a lot about Jewish... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Located in the Jewish district close to Bagle mama this informative and humbling photography museum with some great exhibits.

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