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POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

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Neighbourhood: Śródmieście Północne
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Address: ul. Mordechaja Anielewicza 6, Warsaw 00-157, Poland
Phone Number:
+48 22 471 03 01
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10:00 - 18:00
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Hours:
Mon 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 20:00
Thu - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews is the first and only museum...

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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Very interesting tour... we got English headsets for our tour but a lot of things already translated into English so are not necessary really

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Waterford, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting tour... we got English headsets for our tour but a lot of things already translated into English so are not necessary really

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Magnificent in scale, ambition and importance. POLIN is nonetheless a little of an anti-climax and its ratings inflated. Over-relentlessly audio-visual, at the expense of authentic, original documents: I tired of the cardboard cut-outs and pointless/ simplistic / over-busy models in the first half of the exhibition. However, the Ghetto and Holocaust sections are profoundly moving and make this unmistakably a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a very good museum. I visited on a Thursday so entry was free! The coat check was also free of charge. This is a very modern museum with information laid out in a clear, engaging way. It was fairly busy when I visited but most rooms were set up in a way that crowding wasn't a big issue;... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well...as stated in my title it has to do with what you are looking after. The building is impressive, the ticket was not cheap and its context was not what I expected. If you are a Jew or interested on how the whole Polish Jewish community was created then this is the place for you. If you hoped to see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Jews are strictly related to the Polish history. Most of them who were killed by German during the war were Polish. They have been living here for ages. When and why did they move here? How were they living and why they decided to settle in Poland? All answers can be find here! Remember about taking audio guide. It is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The POLIN museum is by far one of the best museums I've ever been to. The depth and detail of the information presented in the exhibits is simply stunning. You cannot finish everything in one day, so plan to come back. The broad and expansive history of the Jewish people is not limited to one era in time - the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is an interesting place to see in Warsaw, modern and sleek architecture, good exhibitions and concerts

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is outstanding. It's very interactive and well designed. It has an excellent, fluid concept and takes you from the early days of the diaspora coming to central Europe to trade and how Jewish life developed from there. It takes you all the way up to the present day. The Jewish Street, as part of the pre war section... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is huge. And very comprehensive. The best part is probably the end, by which point you might be a bit too tired to take the most you can from it. It's also good value for students (Around 15zl)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had read many reviews about this museum to establish how long we should plan to be there, whether there was enough for the kids (10,9,& 6) to do, what else we might d0 that day. The consensus seemed to be that 2 hours was sufficient. It wasn't. We got a really good price for 6 of us (65 Zl)... More 

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