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Galicia Jewish Museum

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Neighbourhood: Kazimierz
As featured in 3 Days in Krakow
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Address: ul. Dajwor 18, Krakow 31-052, Poland
Phone Number: +48 12 421 68 42
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Fitting End to the Day

This was the last place that my friend and I visited after seeing Auschwitz, Birkenau and Schindler's Factory. Only the permanent exhibit is available for viewing and it is a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the last place that my friend and I visited after seeing Auschwitz, Birkenau and Schindler's Factory. Only the permanent exhibit is available for viewing and it is a wonderful photo exhibit from the Galicia region of Poland (and Ukraine). The photos are divided into five sections and it was particularly poignant after seeing the death camps. The photos... More 

Thank jehenson81
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is an absolute must. Full of Jewish history and surprising information about the war and the experiences of the Jewish people. Easy to find with an excellent book store and cafe attached.

Thank kyraleigh22
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the museum after going to Auschwitz. It's a really interesting place that we got a lot out of. Worth a visit.

Thank Rhian E
Skawina, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum tells the story of Jewish life and death in Galicia through a series of excellent photographs with accompanying texts. What is most impressive it the fairness of the texts being factual and not hyperbolic. Worth a visit.

Thank SleepyNeil
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very interesting look at Jewish life in Southern Poland before, during and after the Holocaust. The museum is a series of photographs, excellently curated, with descriptions next to them, so be prepared to do quite a bit of reading. Staff were also very friendly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this amazing museum after experiencing Auschwitz. This museum helped complete a journey through a history of stories and events the world should never forget. Beautiful and very moving. For all visitors to Krakow this museum is a to do item on any travel list.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Spotted this museum while walking around the Jewish quarter and called in .It's interesting to walk around the collection of photographs and realise just what this community endured at that time of occupation

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I had not heard about this particular museum (or the Kazimierz area in general) before a recent visit to Krakow. The guidebook had it as a top recommendation and it did not disappoint. The Galicia Jewish Museum takes an alternative look at Jewish culture and history in Krakow through a collection of contemporary photographs. These include fascinating studies of abandoned... More 

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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The exhibition is well thought-out and displayed. The photos are not what you would expect, but the narrative was very informative and filled in some of the knowledge gaps.

Thank CJDartmouth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This exhibit expresses in pictures what one cannot say. Very moving. History of the past to the present of the Jews in Poland. Worth a visit to walk around n feel the ghosts among u. Loved it.

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