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Galicia Jewish Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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ul. Dajwor 18, Krakow 31-052, Poland
+48 12 421 68 42
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Describes succinctly in photographs and written descriptions the Jewish communities of Galicia. Especially moving are the haunting photographs of the lingering absence of what were once thriving communities.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank olivepit
Reviewed August 4, 2019

Tucked away a few blocks from the center of the Kazimierz district you will find this gem of a museum. Compact, beautifully laid out, and with a tone both elegiac and joyous when depicting the contemporary revival of Jewish life, the permanent exhibit tells through...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 29, 2019

This is the way how to speak about Jewsih tradition in Poland. The center is quite big and full of interestin things.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

I visited on Corpus Christi when mostly everywhere was closed. It was the best decision since I then spent 1.5 hours here to look at each photo and read the captions carefully. The museum documents Jewish life in Polish Galicia right through to this day...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank MilleVoci
Reviewed June 20, 2019

There is a lot of information available in Poland about the atrocity that the Nazis imposed on the Jews in pre-WWII Poland. This little museum is quite moving in a different sort of way. It is currently presenting an exhibit of photographs of Synagogues, houses,...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 16, 2019

The sad history of the Jews in Poland - through photos. Most probably it would be better to have some artifacts, but it still very informative.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 9, 2019

The exhibition consisted of 5 areas supported by pictures and narrative explaining the Jewish peoples in Poland. Not surprisingly, a major part of the focus was on WWII and the horrors inflicted on the Jewish peoples. It also has a small cafe and a very...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 7, 2019

this place should not be called a museum. All it has is photos and drawings. There are no artifacts and it was really dull.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Benjamin W
Reviewed May 19, 2019

We spent a couple of hours here. It is five sections of photographs outlining the Jewish history in Krakow to present day with extensive written dialogue. I wasn't offered any sort of guide so cannot comment on this. If you are interested in history then...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank lentheman
Reviewed April 6, 2019 via mobile

Well worth a visit, we spent two hours here, it is hard to believe standing here that these things really happened. If you are in Krakow put this place on your list to visit

Date of experience: April 2019
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November 7, 2018|
Response from William L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is wheelchair accessible it's all on the flat with wide access and there is a disabled toilet. Adult entry is 16zl (c £4) there are some discounts with the various tourist cards or bus tour tickets but you need to... More
April 18, 2017|
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Response from Weronika B | Property representative |
Dear, There are no databases at the museum, perhaps the following pages could help you. - Gesher Galicia - Virtual Sztetl Tour - Jewish Gen - Jewish Historical Institute (jhi) Kind regards
April 17, 2017|
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Response from rena21 | Reviewed this property |
I would try the JCC organization nearby.