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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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Fantastic exhibition, only 10 zlotys ( £2) a collection of modern photographs but explainations of what happened there during the war. Its was quiet and we had plenty time to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Fantastic exhibition, only 10 zlotys ( £2) a collection of modern photographs but explainations of what happened there during the war. Its was quiet and we had plenty time to wander round and take it all in. Found it so sad to learn about the people and what they endured, the villages wiped out. We visited here and oskar schindler... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I dropped by this place by chance, on the way to Schlindler's Factory. The museum section is small but interesting, documenting Jewish life in Poland and Kraków. More interesting was the fascinating temporary photography exhibition. If that is still on when you're in Kraków (I would check), then you should definitely go. It documents Jewish life in Poland before and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Great museum picturing the pre-war jewish culture and the remnants of it which exist today. It was a sad experience looking at images depicting how the jewish history of poland and ukraine has largely been erased and forgotten. This museum does a great job increasing awareness.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

It's true that this is really a permanent exhibit of photographs.... but the photographs are truly outstanding and unique. This is art and history rolled into one, with a deeper historical and moral message too. Well worth the visit, IMHO V

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Just photos of dilapidated Jewish buildings and tombstone in the Western part of Galicia. If you like that, go on and pay the 15PLN fee. For me, it was a waste of time as it was expensive and I have not learned anything important about the Galician Jews. Museum with misleading title and confused identity.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A well laid out and informative museum. Easy to navigate around. The gift store at the end is superb, offering books in several languages. Friendly staff on the counter too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is a remarkable set of photos that shows what was destroyed in Poland's Galicia. There's also a fine little bookshop there and a place to book tours, as well as a cafe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. There is something about visiting Auschwitz-that almost makes your brain shut down due to the horror and the surrealness of actually being in the place where it happened. It is therefore quite useful to have somewhere like the Galicia Jewish Museum to give a context to both Jewish life at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Not just the sadness of the holocaust is on exhibit here also the rich cultural life of the Jews before and after the war. Told in photographs it is an amazing exhibition well worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The exhibition is a startling and stunning photographic account of Jewish life in Krakow and nearby. With utmost brevity it conveys messages both brutal and beautiful. It's impossible not to be moved while being grateful for the opportunity to understand more of a way of life constantly under siege. Follow this with a recovery glass of kosher wine and lunch... More 

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Additional Information about Galicia Jewish Museum

Address: Dajwor Street 18, Krakow 31-052, Poland
Phone Number: (0048)12 4216842
Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Southern Poland  >  Lesser Poland Province  >  Krakow>  > Kazimierz
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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