POLIN Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich

POLIN Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich

POLIN Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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!
Duration: 2-3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Muranów
How to get there
  • Muranów • 5 min walk
  • Ratusz Arsenał • 9 min walk
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  • Jeff456789
    Bristol, United Kingdom136 contributions
    Excellent
    Really very interesting, the museum had a great audio guide which was automatic as you moved between rooms. We only had 2.5 hours available and had to skip the last part of the museum which was a shame as we were both enjoying it. Definitely give yourself 3.5 hours I would say not to rush
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 March 2023
  • 1991KEB
    Navarre, Florida1,422 contributions
    Very detailed museum
    You need a minimum of two but probably more like 4 to see this whole museum. You also should balance your time between newer history and very old history. It has so much information that it can be overwhelming, especially to the young. There is a lot of history here.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 March 2023
  • Ian P
    Cambridge, United Kingdom490 contributions
    Very good
    Great for finding out the history of Jews not just in Warsaw but around the world. I found the directions around the museum a bit misleading. Both me and my girlfriend struggled to follow it meaning we didn't see everything in the order it should have been.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 April 2023
  • Milena
    Los Angeles, California5 contributions
    A *must* visit in Warsaw
    There are a lot of options for museums in Warsaw (and Poland generally) but this one undoubtedly stands out. The level of detail, care, and accessibility is truly impressive, particularly since the content covers literally 1,000 years of a very complex history. The Jewish history and experience in Poland is often absent or not elaborated on in other Polish museums and this one not only taught me SO much but also introduced me to a myriad of new information to continue researching and learning about. I've personally never experienced such a thoughtful and comprehensive Jewish history museum anywhere else in the world.
    Visited July 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 April 2023
  • karol452
    Edmonton, Canada981 contributions
    Amazing learning experience
    This is a must see in Warsaw. You are given a headset/audio guide which is included in the price of the ticket. Allow at least a couple of hours to read everything. The signs are in English and Polish. This museum discusses Jewish history. My recommendation is go early and use the audio guide.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 24 June 2023
  • Morris
    8 contributions
    A truly great, world class museum
    This museum is an amazing achievement on so many levels. There are excellent museums covering the Holocaust in Berlin and Washington, D.C., but the Polin Museum is so much more. It gives a comprehensive history of European Jewry over 1000 years, and does so in a way that is personal and very moving. It uses film, photos, artefacts, diaries, original records and more to give you endless personal insights into Jewish life as it evolved. It asks all the right questions and answers many of them, and however much you already know about Jewish history, you are guaranteed to leave here with new perspectives and understanding. I can't recommend it enough. I spent three hours and used the self-guided audio tour, which is included with the ticket and also brilliantly done.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 June 2023
  • JohnKMiamiLakes
    Miami Lakes, Florida303 contributions
    Thought Provoking
    The Polin is one of the most thorough and well presented museums I have visited. The history of the Polish Jews is so very interesting, and the museum takes you back to beginnings of the migration of the Jews to Poland. It is fascinating and unsettling how the assimilation on into Polish life was for the Jews. Many times their fate was which way the wind was blowing. Leaders change, wars lay waste, and prejudices emerge. And then you come to the 20th century, in which all horrors exploded. I found this section to be very sad and disturbing. The authentic exhibits are well presented, including letters, photos, and articles from the Ghetto into which the Jews were required to live. I found having a few tissues was a necessity. It was a learning experience that should not be missed in Warsaw. Everything was so very well presented. Do not miss this museum.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 2 July 2023
  • nikki1969
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma56 contributions
    Recommend!
    I spent about 2 1/2 hours in here on a self-guided headset tour. I am a history teacher so was already familiar with much of the information, but was very interested in the subject... depending on your prior knowledge and/or interest you may need more or less time... my husband only spent about 45 minutes in the exhibits. The beginning part of the museum follows the evolution of the Jewish people in general and how/when they got to Poland. He quickly skipped most of that and moved on to the "more interesting" part that was the 20th century history, then drank several Cokes in the snack bar. At any rate-- I think it was a great museum and anyone visiting Warsaw should plan a visit.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 7 July 2023
  • antenna5
    Epsom, United Kingdom202 contributions
    One of the best museums there are
    This is without doubt the best laid out and put together museum I’ve ever been to. Well paced and a good balance of interactive and informative. Audio guide was superb it started as you reached each section so you are able to go at your own pace so you can spend as much time as you want in each area. If you come to Warsaw it’s definitely worth a visit!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 August 2023
  • Scott M
    Province of Barcelona, Spain10 contributions
    Very informative and great audio guide
    I thought this was the most well done audio tour I have been on. You can leave the audio guide around your neck and when you walk into a room into automatically comes on and discusses the information in the room. Very informative and very nice space.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 August 2023
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Martha G
Lyon, France4 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Great museum! It's a must-see for everyone who wants to understand the history, culture, and religion of Polish Jews. Very intereactive, interesting. There are even some places to sit down. Really great experience!
Written 15 February 2024
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Roisintimmins
Dublin, Ireland26 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
An excellent museum with so much information, definitely need a few hours . Well laid out . We spent most of the afternoon exploring this museum.
Written 14 February 2024
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Julia H
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Friends
Richly packed museum which has been thoughtfully curated. There is so much information it is hard to take it all in during one visit but worth every minute spent there
Written 1 January 2024
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Jacob Zuckermann
Oudenaarde, Belgium14 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
The exhibits are well-curated, providing insight into a rich cultural heritage. The museum offers an immersive experience, making history come alive. Highly recommended for those interested in a comprehensive exploration of Jewish life in Poland.
Written 21 November 2023
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Steve_Grant1
Oldham, UK1,606 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
An interesting museum which needs a couple of hours to visit. The museum needs a couple of hours to complete so allows enough time. It is not just about the exhibits but also the architecture! We also had lunch in the cafe which was good and reasonable priced.
Written 15 November 2023
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Osman Zeki Y
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Couples
I wrote about this museum but it didint Published on Google . I have been many museums all over the world and this museum is the worst one which I sawed. This is not a museum this is a kind of slayt show. Do not say this is a museum.
Written 5 November 2023
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Robert T
Huddersfield, UK19 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Really informative museum. Very big with a lot of different sections covering many different aspects of Jewish lives. The holocaust section was very sad
Written 8 October 2023
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D B
Penarth, UK2 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
Great experience spending 3 hours here in the interesting and interactive museum. Would highly recommend the audio guide
Written 7 September 2023
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xcschlr
Milwaukee, WI263 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
This museum provides a very comprehensive presentation of the history of Polish Jews, and one needs several hours to do justice. We budgeted 2 hours and still had to rush because of an appointment coming up. Warsaw does not have a lot of ancient monuments compared to other tourist cities such as Krakow and Prague. I would rate the museum as the 2nd most important place to visit other than the Royal Way Walk, if you happen to have some time.
Written 31 August 2023
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drgndrgn
Malmö, Sweden6 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Best museum experience ever. Cannot recommend enough. Everything from the building itself to the extremely detailed exhibition, was top notch. I'd highly recommend coming early and getting an audioguide. Me and my girlfriend spent almost 7 hours in here. Highly recommended!
Written 17 August 2023
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