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  1. Poland
  2. Lesser Poland
  3. Krakow
  4. Kazimierz

Galicja Jewish Museum

Product ID: 139562
The Galicia Jewish Museum was launched to pay tribute to all the victims of the Holocaust and celebrate the Jewish culture of Polish Galicia.
About this ticket
Valid 1 day
Printed voucher required
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the second biggest museum about Jewish History
  • Contemplate unique Jewish heritage captured in photos
  • See moving pictures showing Jews during WWII
Full description
The Galicia Museum is meant to honor the victims  of the Holocaust and to celebrate the Jewish heritage of Galicia. The permanent exhibition 'Traces of Memory', the result of twelve years of artistic work, is a reminder of the 800-year history of Jewish culture in Poland. Over 140 photographs made by the museum’s founder present the remnants of the Jewish presence in southern Poland - the former Galicia. The exhibition is also a record for the process of destruction of Jewish culture by the Nazis during WWII.

The museum was established by Chris Schwarz, a British photographer whose numerous photos are related to Jewish culture in Poland. Chris Schwarz was the Museum’s director before he died in 2007.

The Museum houses an exhibition space, a cafe, temporary exhibitions and concerts, meetings with authors, lectures and workshops. The museum also has a bookshop offering books in Polish, English and German about Jewish life and culture, as well as the Holocaust, Jewish thought, identity and literature. 
Includes
  • Entry ticket
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation

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Meeting point
Important information
Not allowed
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• You will receive a separate ticket from the local operator via email after booking. Only a printed version of that ticket will be accepted. If you can't print that ticket, you may do so at Plac Szczepański 8
• Last entrance is 90 minutes before closing
• For Krakow City Card holder entrance is free of charge
• Please note that opening hours might differ from these presented on product page due to various circumstances
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.8 / 5
  • Organization
    3.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.8 / 5
  • Safety
    3.4 / 5
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I was really impressed with this museum. It was set up really well with different collections of pictures relating to the Jewish community in Krakow. Spent a good two hours here reading about the images and looking at the pictures. We arrived at opening time (10am) which was good as it was fairly empty which made it easier to reflect on the images and information that you were viewing. I would definitely recommend visiting this museum.

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August 25, 2019

Interesting.

The photographic exhibition itself is very interesting. Things you need to look at: I was told that I needed to print my ticket. Not practical when you’re a tourist. Is there a mobile app? Didn’t see it on the website. You need to consider your security, or lack of it. Don’t you read the news?

September 16, 2018

October 22, 2019

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Product ID: 139562