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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

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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The most interesting museum in Krakow

This was probably (apart from Schindlers Factory) the most interesting museum I visited during my time in Krakow. Located right in the heart of Kazimerz, the Jewish District, it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Surrey, United Kingdom

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was probably (apart from Schindlers Factory) the most interesting museum I visited during my time in Krakow. Located right in the heart of Kazimerz, the Jewish District, it is easy to find and well sign posted. The Museum documents the history of the area of Poland formerly known as Galicia, which included the area where Krakow is located, as... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Galicia was the name given to the area which now is made of southeastern Poland and western Ukraine. The main hall shows photographs of what is now part of Poland and the smaller back rear shows areas in the Ukraine. Underneath each photo is a description of the significance of each photo. The photos show predominantly the loss of Jewish... More 

Thank chitownsam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Galicia Jewish Museum is a must see when visiting Krakow. The history this museum conveys is told in a beautiful, peaceful manner. The staff is helpful and the bookstore/gift shop offers a better than average selection of books in English and souvenirs.

Thank MajestyMiller
Southport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had never been in a synagogue before and our driver took us around the seven in Krakow. Only one is in use as a synagogue, the others are now small museums. This one had lots of information boards and photos to give you an idea of what went on.

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Niton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Using photos and narrative visitors see what happened after the holocaust to the synagogues and grave yards. Well presented. A good selection of books and a small cafe.

Thank Maureen S
Seaford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Incredibly interesting. You learn so much about the past and different traditions and it makes you very thoughtful.

Thank Susan L
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We did this museum while on the way to Schindler's Factory.Was a great little museum,Lots of historical photos and info to have a look at and learn from.Recommend a visit here.

Thank scunnyman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Fascinating place. So glad I visited. Read about it in the Lonely Planet. It offers beautiful photos of the Jewish experience in Poland. Very moving but in a different way to Auschwitz which has a lot of physical remanants of those who died. The Galicia museum proves that images can be just as powerful in provoking loss. The gift shop... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

I loved this museum; it's true that it is more of a photography exhibition but there's lots of interesting information about Jewish history in Poland/Galicia and the photos are beautiful. I feel it's important to support small museums like this as they tell a very important story from both a historical and current perspective

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

This place contains a photo gallery as a part of an effort of people to preserve Jewish culture. I would recommend taking a guide so those picture actually make more sense and you understand their connection. 45 minutes is more than enough for the guided tour. It's a good place to visit to get to know more about Jewish people,... More 

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