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Museum of the History of Lodz

Lodz, Poland
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Ranked #10 of 23 attractions in Lodz
Type: History Museums
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Lodz, Poland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This palace is often called "Lodz's Louvre" and I think it is a fitting name. The rooms are indeed magnificent. Museum hosts exhibition about Lodz history, some paiting and soem temporary exhibistions. There is also a garden behind a palace.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I think most people would nowadays say "meh..." if asked about this place. The lack of an English, or any other for that matter, translation, means if you have no knowledge of Polish you are going to struggle. Nice building, just a little boring in terms of a museum.

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Athens
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11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Go to see the inside of Poznanski's home. Otherwise, the expositions are pointless and boring. And the paintures and contemporary art expositions were embarrassing (but this is me perhaps!)

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Lodz, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

I was interested in the history of the city and this covered most of it but in some parts of the museum, things were thrown together! Lacking English so a knowledge of Polish is necessary

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

This museum is just the right size - i.e. small - and contains a rather random mix of relics of the house and its past glory as the Poznanski's palace, information and relics of former illustrious Lodz residents, and historical artefacts. All very interesting and beautifully presented. If you've seen Wajda's 'The Promised Land', this is a must, as are... More

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Fairfax, VA
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9 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

We came to this museum mostly to see the Jan Karski room containing artifacts and honors given to this WWII Polish underground hero. That was wonderful, but the rest of the museum (formerly a very beautiful mansion) was very impressive as well. The location near Andel's Hotel and the Manufacktura shopping district is perfect as well.

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Lodz
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74 reviews 74 reviews
9 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

This museum is located adjacent to Manufaktura and on the way to the city. It is also on the edge of the Litzmannstadt Ghetto, so a good place to start a day's trail. You have to pay for entry, and the art gallery section is extra. They occasionally host concerts in the lovely halls. Some of the history of the... More

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Poznan, Poland
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

The only English was in the rooms devoted to Arthur Rubinstein. A beautiful stately dining room. I felt it was more a museum about the Poznanski family rather than the city. The museum at the manufaktura about the textile industry gave more info about the city and its growth, what life was like for people other than the Poznanski family.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

This "palace" was built by a wealthy Jewish industrialist named Poznanski in the early 20th century. Fortunately, his children lost his fortune and moved to Argentina - and were saved from being murdered in the Holocaust. The building is quite impressive - even elegant. There is an amalgam of styles: Victorian, Art Nouveau, romantic, classical, etc. It has its own... More

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