Muzeum Krakowa, oddział Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera

Muzeum Krakowa, oddział Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera

Muzeum Krakowa, oddział Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera
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Speciality MuseumsHistoric Sites
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Exhibition Kraków under Nazi Occupation 1939–1945 is located in the former administrative building of Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory at 4 Lipowa Street. The exhibition is primarily a story about Kraków and its inhabitants, both Polish and Jewish, during World War Two. It is also a story about Nazi Germans – the occupiers who arrived here on 6 September 1939, brutally disrupting Kraków’s centuries-long history of Polish-Jewish relations. Due to high popularity of the museum, pre-booking is required.
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  • trsfr
    Lincoln, United Kingdom105 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting
    There was a long queue, but worth it. Initially busy in the museum, then it seemed to quieten. There was a lot to see and well worth the wait. An interesting film to watch in the cinema and then lots of exhibitions to view. They had made a real effort to try to capture the atmosphere of various events. Lots of reading. Great value for money.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 28, 2023
  • altrincham88
    Altrincham, United Kingdom46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very Extensive Presentation
    If you want to know the whole story of Poland's suffering at the hands of the Nazis this museum will recount the events in the most clear, concise and accurate terms. Extensive and as interesting as you can get and highly recommended. A dark chapter in the world's history.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 29, 2023
  • Drrream C
    24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very well-designed museum.
    This museum focuses more on the history of WWII rather than the personal history of Oscar Schindler. Our guide was highly professional and knowledgeable about the topic. Despite having many visitors in our group, she patiently answered all of our questions. Although the staff and the Polish friends we encountered could appear serious at times, most of them were very friendly and willing to help!
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 11, 2023
  • Peter d
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive
    Interesting museum about the history of the Schindler factory and the wider perspective of the war in Krakow. They really paid attention on how to bring the story, different years presented in different ways. Made an impression!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 16, 2023
  • eric_weber
    Leipzig, Germany82 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Crowded place with interesting exhibition
    strongly recommend to buy a ticket before. if not, it takes quite some waiting time to get in. the exhibition is multi media and interesting, though it is Not very interactive. also it is quite crowded with narrow floors. that is clear considering the historic place and use, but good to know for people suffering from claustrophobia
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 2, 2023
  • bartalm
    Constancia, Portugal72 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Shocking history
    If you are interested in history you cannot miss this museum. You can learn not only about the deportations of Jews during the holocaust but everything about Krakow during the years of the II. World War. I liked the photos and quotes and Schindler's office.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 6, 2023
  • Mark Adams
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent history of the occupation of Krakow
    I spent a couple of hours, on a Sunday afternoon, at the Oskar Schindler factory. I booked my ticket beforehand, from the get your guide app. I collected my ticket from the guide at the arranged time, which meant not having to queue (heavy rain, no shelter if you don't pre-book). I would also advise you get the audio guide. The tour itself covers both the German and Soviet occupation, as well as covering Schindler's time. It was very informative, with interactive displays, etc.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 8, 2023
  • Sophie M
    Paris, France505 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good but can be improved
    Good museum, informative. I enjoyed the movie they showed at the beginning, with testimonies of survivors. However, several things could be improved. First of all, the museum is way too crowed and with the sound animations throughout the museum, the experience was quite exhausting and noisy. I felt a lot of the text is too small or difficult to read. The museum provides a good explanation of the guettoisation of the Jews during the Nazi occupation. This is mixed with a bit of explanation about Oskar Schindler, which is what was mostly missing I guess. Overall, an informative museum which could be improved. One last thing: selling magnets on Auschwitz was extremely tasteless, especially after at Auschwitz, they explain why no such objects must be sold. Very strange!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 26, 2023
  • Andres W
    33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not to miss - unforgettable exhibition about the Nazi occupation of Krakow and the Schindler factory
    Most impressive, memorable and very visual tour through the time of occupation of Krakow - and the Schindler story. We had a great tour guide (Magda) who also shared very personal family stories. Not to miss when in Krakow!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 19, 2023
  • emma210
    93 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a museum about Poland in WW2 - NOT Oskar Schindler.
    This museum wasn’t what I was expecting. I thought it was going to be about Oskar Schindler…it was about the Poland occupation in WW2. Very occasionally you’d see Schindler’s name and there’s one room dedicated to him but otherwise, very little. The exhibition is very informative and overall, well done BUT it could be better. It’s very tight in some rooms and if you’re an independent visitor then expect to have to push past rude groups of school kids that don’t leave a path clear for you to get through. There is a LOT of information, written in quite small writing a lot of the time and due to the tight spaces/big groups you can’t read everything. Some of the writing is also hard to read due to the design of the exhibit (especially in the main Schindler room). Pre-book so you can walk straight in otherwise you have to queue outside. If you’re looking for a comprehensive guide to Poland in WW2 then this is great, but if you’re hoping to find out about Schindler then just Google him like I had to when we finished.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 25, 2023
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Katherine Patri... P
Worcestershire, UK186 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Definitely worth a visit if you’re in Krakow. Walking takes about 25 mins from the old town or the city tours drop off there too. If you want a guided tour I would definitely advise booking beforehand otherwise you can just pay and walk the exhibition yourselves. Very interesting museum.
Written January 26, 2020
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Ed
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK161 contributions
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Jan 2020 • Friends
This is a large museum charged at a low entry fee. The museum provides the history of the Nazi occupation of the city. The displays are imaginatively done with good use of sound and texture.

A worthwhile visit if you are interested in the topic. Note that there is very little on Schindler himself.
Written January 26, 2020
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escort789
Dalton-in-Furness, UK664 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
The first day we arrived and was put in the Q and waited over an hour with a sign placed behind us to say that tickets had sold out and a lovely well spoken lass having to tell people that their journey had been wasted, we felt quite lucky till we got to the tills to be told there were no more tickets for the day unless we had pre booked our tickets or had a Krackow visitors pass so if visiting at busy times like we were New Years Eve please make alternative plans than just turning up unless like our next visit we arrived at 8.45 and gain admission. The idea of selling tickets like this is a good idea as it gets busy and it avoids overcrowding in the museum. Anyway to the point the factory is about how the lives were lived before war broke out and how the Ghetto was formed and the selection of Jews/ gypsies etc. There is a lot of reading on the information walls throughout the factory getting to the part of how Schindler’s factory was formed. We found the history and the overall layout throughout the museum excellent how it was all laid out and the information and photos and videos were superb. We feel we wished we had visited the museum first before Auschwitz, but that is our personal choice just soo glad we visited. There is no factory anymore just a few rooms that hold old artefacts that were salvaged after the factory was taken over and a part of machinery on the entrance and again lots to read throughout the rooms , but don’t let put you off visiting as it a must if visiting Krackow. I suggest in watching the film Schindler’s list before visiting and allow 2-3 hours to absorb all the information of the tour.
Written January 4, 2020
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ivanzghr
Cork, Ireland42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
We took a tour with Walkative which lasts usually 90 mins. Museum is very interesting although topic is Kraków during German occupation. Very few things about the factory and Schindler. We were expecting more about the factory and what was going on here, together with seeing actual factory. Nevertheless, you can hear interesting things about the city, it’s people and events which took place between 1939 and 1945.
Minus in this tour was 90 mins time window. This is not enough and my suggestion to Walkative is to increase that to minimum 2 hours with the same price. On the tour we took it was only two of us and we went over 90 mins, but still there wasn’t much time to ask questions or to get into short discussions with the tour guide. Imagine if there were more than 2 people in the group.
I believe that for this price you should get at least 2 hours in the museum.
Written July 26, 2020
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Devin S
Adelaide, Australia17 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
This museum was the biggest disappointment of Krakow stay. I became interested in visiting the factory after hearing about it and reading the Oskara Schindler story online. I was expecting to see preserved sections of the factory, displays of living conditions / working conditions / life at the factory, information on what Oskara did for the people of Krakow, explanations of how he mamaged to save over 1000 lives and exhibits which provide educational insight.

To my great disappointment the factory has been entirely modified and the museum display is primarily a series of narrow corridors containing random photos, artifacts, displays and documents of the war in Poland as A whole. I'm not trying to say these items and the information is of little importance but rather it is not related to the factory or Oskara schindler. There is a very tiny section of the museum which is some recreation of what schindlers office may have looked like and there is a glass cabinet full of pots and pans presumably made at the factory. Aside from this there is very little to do with the factory itself.

To review the exhibit as what it is (ignoring what I was expecting) I would say;
.large tour groups come through the narrow coridoors regularly, blocking displays and killing your experience by talking loudly in varied languages
.the museum does not flow well and the intentions are unclear
.There is alot of information but poorly presented, the majority of it is random printed paragraphs on the coridoor walls. It feels more like a noisy crowded library than a museum
.The artifact displays are placed randomly through these coridoors, many of them have descriptions but some completely lack supporting information
.The intention of some displays is completely unknown to me (random dinner tables with plastic food, pretend cell doors, random office equipment placed here and there etc) just seemed like a waste of space and time

I'm very interested in WW2 history but my advice is save yourself the time, money and frustration by simply doing some research online. The building and artifacts are of little or no significance due to the poor design and lack off fluidity.
Written January 9, 2020
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VikkiBee
Houghton-le-Spring, UK623 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
I actually visited in October 2019, however due to travelling all over the world for the last 12 months, I am just in the process of writing all the reviews. We decided to take a guided tour of this museum which was fantastic! You could visit the museum without the tour as there’s plenty of information to read at your own pace however I felt we got a lot more information about the history and factory as a whole by choosing the guided tour and the facts were definitely brought to life more. Our tour guide, Lucy, was very knowledgeable and answered all the question the group had. The museum includes timed visits so we did have a wait a short while before entering but once inside, we could take as much time as we wanted with Lucy’s guidance. The museum is definitely worth a visit and I would thoroughly enjoyed the guided tour so I would recommend this 100%.
Written February 11, 2020
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CeanCe
49 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
If you want to visit here best to book tickets in advance as they limit numbers entering and that includes prebooks. It’s more an exhibition of bits of artefacts and mainly excerpts from people’s letters. It does give a clearer picture of the separation of the Jewish people into the ghetto and is informative on how horrendously they were eventually treated in this place. Oscar Schindler has only a small part in this exhibition with not much info. It’s worth a visit from the point of view of actually physically being in a place of history. Not really suitable for young children.. too much reading.
Written February 18, 2020
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KristinEinars
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This museum was by far the biggest disappointment of our amazing Krakow stay. As we know the story of Oskara Schindler, we were interested in visiting the factory. We were expecting to see preserved sections of the factory, displays of living conditions/working conditions/life at the factory, information on what Oskara did for the people of Krakow, explanations of how he managed to save over 1000 lives and exhibits which provide educational insight.

But no!

To our great disappointment, the factory has been entirely modified and the museum display is primarily a series of narrow corridors containing random photos, artefacts, displays and documents of the war in Poland as A whole.
For sure information of great value for the overall history of Poland and Krakow, but of very little importance but rather had little or no relation to the factory or Oskara Schindler. There is a very tiny section of the museum which is some recreation of what Schindlers office may have looked like and there is a glass cabinet full of pots and pans presumably made at the factory. Aside from this nothing.

To add on to our disappointment, we were met with rudeness from the museum tour guides who had at least 3 large tour groups come through the narrow corridors regularly, blocking displays and killing your experience by talking loudly in varied languages and on top of that yelling at us to leave as we were not part of this paid guided tour. Uhhh no, but we were, after all, paying customers trying to figure out how to navigate the museum and the exhibition.
Overall the museum does not flow well and the intentions are unclear
There is a lot of information but poorly presented, the majority of it is random printed paragraphs on the corridor walls. The artefact displays are placed randomly through these corridors, many of them have descriptions but most of them completely lack supporting information
The intention of some displays is completely unknown to us (random dinner tables with plastic food, pretend cell doors, random office equipment placed here and there etc) just seemed like a waste of space and time.

We are very interested in WW2 history but my advice is to save yourself the time, money and frustration by simply doing some research online. The building and artefacts are of little or no significance due to the poor design and lack off fluidity and above all the misleading factor that it has something to do with Oskara Schindler.
Written February 19, 2020
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Mark O
Kirkby-in-Ashfield, UK186 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
We've all read the history books and see Schindler's List. But the tour of Oscar Schindler's original factory is a reminder to us all that the story of what happened here, can never be forgotten.
Yes there are continual queues, and yes - there are a lot of people and guided tours milling around, but the artefacts are very interesting and very well displayed. We would recommend this to adults especially, but perhaps for younger children then I doubt they'd enjoy it. Note that for those with a sensitive disposition, then some of the images displayed are harrowing to say the least. Unimaginable that this happened 80 years ago, the evil that men do - eh?
Written November 23, 2021
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Vacationer593964
Krakow, Poland3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
The title of the museum is a little misleading,it should be called the occupations of Krackow in ww2, there is very little in regards to Oscar Schindler although he is mentioned during the tour.Booking in advance is a must as it sells out very quickly, the guides can often be very hard to hear if at all as the group’s often get split up a little when entering narrow corridors and small rooms. I have to say I was a little disappointed with the experience owing to these factors.
Written February 5, 2020
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