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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Beautiful photographs

A lovely little museum in the Kazimierz district. Beautiful display of photographs of disused synagogues, derelict Jewish cemetaries and Auschwitz. Extensive bookshop and comfy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
LJT56
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Bristol, United Kingdom

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A lovely little museum in the Kazimierz district. Beautiful display of photographs of disused synagogues, derelict Jewish cemetaries and Auschwitz. Extensive bookshop and comfy coffee bar with delicious cakes! Very well worth a visit.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is so much history in Krakow to see and this Museum is part of that.The entry cost is not a lot ($5) and the time we spent in here was about 2 hours a lot of reading of the past was very interesting They have a great bookshop there that is well worth a look at too and you... More 

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Thank ELILANG
Solihull, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tucked away, this small museum shows Jewish history, guided tours available but just as easy to wander round and take it in. Worth a visit

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Thank UkFlossie
Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited both Krakow and this museum at least a dozen times. The coffee is always excellent and I always find an excellent selection of non-fiction books on Polish History. It will remain one of my favorite regular stops in Krakow.

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Thank MSA1960
Herzliya, Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tiny museum tells the story of the Galician Jewish communities, totally derstroyed by the Nazis and how those are {not} commemorated. Worth your time to visit.

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Thank Achitofel
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119 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This is a small museum that portrays Jews in Krakow; before and after the holocaust. The exhibition tells the story of individuals as well as the community. The photos of Jewish homes are especially strong portraits.

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Thank Anna T
Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Visit this after Schindler's factory and Auschwitz. It is a collection of photographs of Jewish sites in the former Polish area of Galicja. It is not a Holocaust museum in the ordinary sense, rather it looks at the current condition and status of a whole range of sites, buildings, memorials as they are today. The guides are very good to... More 

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Thank Steve1540
Bratislava, Slovakia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

It's a photo exbition or a gallery, but not a museum. Should change their name or tell it before you entry. So dissapointed

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

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 November 14, 2015

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 

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