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“Stumbled across this gem of a museum”

Galicia Jewish Museum
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US$29.89*
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Krakow Museums and Transport Official Pass
Ranked #30 of 297 things to do in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
211 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Stumbled across this gem of a museum”
Reviewed 6 October 2013

Doesn't seem to be as well patronised as other museums but def worth a visit. Just one of the many interesting places in the Jewish quarter.

Visited September 2013
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Bristol,England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Wonderful exhibition”
Reviewed 4 October 2013

Brilliant evocative photos of the pain the Jews suffered in Gallicia with detailed descriptions. Excellent value for money

Visited October 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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“Excellent museum”
Reviewed 28 September 2013

One of the best museums about Eastern European Jews. I visited expecting a thirty minute visit and instead stayed for nearly two hours. Granted that my family is from Eastern Europe but nonetheless, the exhibits and the historic representation at the Galicia Jewish Museum is riveting. Don't miss this gem

Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed 28 September 2013

I really enjoyed my visit to this museum, especially because it contained information on Jewish culture in Poland before the War, something often ignored and resulting in equating Eastern European Jewry with the Holocaust. This is actually a photo exhibition that comes with accompanying text and is divided into 4 sections. It also shows the Holocaust from a different perspective that was useful to me, since I could not stomach a visit to KL Auschwitz. Going through the exhibition and reading all the texts may end up a bit physically trying, but never mentally. At times I wished that I could enjoy this out of a book whilst sat in a comfy chair. You should visit anyway.

Visited September 2013
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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“another view of jewish life”
Reviewed 16 September 2013

this museum aims via photos at showing what has remained in Galicia of the Jewish life, and the struggle for Kazimierz in particular not to become a sort of Disneyland.

Visited September 2013
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