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POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

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Neighborhood: Śródmieście Północne
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Address: 6 Anielewicza Street, Warsaw 00-157, Poland
Phone Number: +48 22 471 03 01
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews is the first and only...
The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews is the first and only museum dedicated to restoring the memory of the civilization created by Polish Jews in the course of a millennium.Museum's building faces the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes in Warsaw. The Museum completes the memorial complex. At the monument, we honor those who perished by remembering how they died. At the museum, we honor them, and those who came before and after, by remembering how they lived. As a museum of life, POLIN Museum engages with the present and opens out to the future. As an educational and cultural institution, the museum is dedicated to stimulating dialogue in the spirit of mutual understanding and respect. Museum's core exhibition is a journey through the 1000-year history of Polish Jews. Enter this theater of history where the story unfolds in acts and scenes as you walk. Immerse yourself in the story. Encounter those who lived in each period - their words are quoted throughout the exhibition. Enter the scene - a salon, tavern, home, church, synagogue, or schoolroom. There are surprises in drawers you can open, screens and objects you can touch, and much that you can see - artifacts, photographs, documents, and films. Each visit to the museum will be different. There will always be something new to inspire you!
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Must see when in Warsaw!

A newly opened museum. Great work, great effort and very informative. A fantastic overview of the complexed history of Jews in Poland. A must see when visiting Warsaw!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A newly opened museum. Great work, great effort and very informative. A fantastic overview of the complexed history of Jews in Poland. A must see when visiting Warsaw!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Very comprehensive history of Polish Jews through the ages. Multimedia displays are very engaging. Lots of things in English, so easy to follow for non Polish speakers. Really loved the colourful reconstruction of the inside of a beautiful shule. The horrors of the War were not quite as detailed, but one can visit other sites. Period post war until the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Best museum I've been to so emotive and creative. Very interactive a must see. Allow for a few hours

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Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful historic depiction of 1000 years or so of Jewish history in Poland. Even if you are not Jewish (I am not) this helps you understand the history of Poland as seen through the achievements and tragedies experienced by 30%, (before systematic extermination)of its people.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This was an amazing museum and we took the guided tour (strongly recommend). The guide took us through 1000 years of the history of the Jews in Poland and I don't think she hesitated for a minute in the 2 1/2 hour tour and it was exhausting. I would definitely go back again, now that I have the 10,000 foot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Very modern, interactive way to gain visitors attention. Save at least half of a day if you want to explore it all.

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Wroclaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great museum, the best I have seen for years! Unfortunately I spent there only 2 hours in organized tour but I would love to stay the whole day. This is the type of a new, interactive museum where you can really touch the history: documents, recordings, movies, artifacts, you can watch them, read them, touch them, wow! And the copy... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A wonderful new museum. We did not allot enough time, so make sure you give yourself time to linger here. It is so well done.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The museum is state of the art and can be interactive. (You can still smell the newness!) hence it is in fact good. It's not just Jewish (unlike other museums around the world), but Polish-Jewish. However, a lot of the place is missing artifacts and pieces that ironically in other museums. Eg there are brilliant Polish-Jewish menorahs in the Budapest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Definetely worth to learn about the 1000 years of history of the Jewish people. It may takes 2-3 hours to see it but you will not get bored cause its multimedial. That means they show a lot of short movies as well. Get an audio guide in your language if you want to get deeper in the history Also the... More 

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