Galicia Jewish Museum
Galicia Jewish Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
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 - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Doma27
Matlock, UK186 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Very moving and thoughtful photos and captions. Fabulous permanent and temporary exhibitions.Excellent bookshop and cafe.

After visiiting Schindler factory and Auschwitz, this museum gave a much more rounded overview of Jewish recent and historical culutre and life in Krokow and the surrounding region.

Prof. Johnathan Webber's explanaitions and captions in the permanent exhibition are just magnificent and really make you think hard about the aftermath and the futre following Nazi crimes against Jews.

Bookshop is fantastic, staff are welcoming and the presence of some stools to sit and mull on are very welcome as you read and wonder.
Written 8 January 2024
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Warren K
Hayfield, UK20 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Not a museum, most definitely an art gallery, this turned out to be my favourite place in Krakow.

Built around a permanent exhibition of modern day documentary photography concerning the occupation, exile, extermination and lives of Jews in and around the area, nothing speaks to me more than quality images on a theme, and it turned out that these did so to possible an even greater extent than any of the other museums or memorials liberally scattered around the city.

Outside of the permanent exhibition, the intimate and tender documentary work of Agnieszka Traczewska in her exhibition “Kroke. Orthodox Jews in Kraków” was worth the price of entry, and the cartoon skateboard paintings on the other side were welcome relief from what could have been overwhelmingly depressive.

On top of that, the in-house coffee shop served the best espresso, and the bookshop was vast.

Spend a couple of hours if you have them.
Written 13 December 2023
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Tatiana S
Belgrade, Serbia17 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
The exhibition consisted of 5 areas which are supported by many pictures. The narrative is explaining the Jewish peoples in Poland. It's like a one side story, I thought it would have been a little different somehow.
Overall an average museum, I just wasn't impressed, I wanted to learn more then I have learned today. It didn't really tell me anything knew. I already knew all about the holocaust. So I didn't learn anything so I can't give it a good review. Very sad to see though.
Written 4 October 2023
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Vickpick27
Chester-le-Street, UK21 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Interesting and moving experience, would recommend visiting for those interested in the history of Jews in Poland and the holocaust
Written 1 August 2023
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MK1112
Edinburgh, UK546 contributions
May 2023 • Family
The Galicia Museum was one of our favourite stops we made on our trip to Krakow. Not only does it touch on things we had heard of to do with the Holocaust, but it delved further into the lives of Jewish people before, during and after the war.

It is so important for people to continue to learn about the persecution of these normal people, and never let history repeat itself.
Written 23 May 2023
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Lee Smith
London, UK20 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
My partner and I were in the Jewish quarter of Krakow & found this museum. We looked at the trip advisor reviews. There were a few negative reviews, which thankfully we ignored.

As you move around the museum & into the details about the holocaust, it becomes very emotional. Each photo has a description of what it is & the story behind the photo. I'm not someone who gets emotional easily, but the one photo I've uploaded with this review made me as a father well up. What the Jewish people went through throughout the war & after should never be forgotten.
Written 30 January 2023
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Nancy S
Easley, SC160 contributions
Sept 2022 • Solo
I was fortunate enough to visit this museum while they had the Home Sweet Home exhibit. This is the story of Richard Ores, told by him, his family, and his photos/videos through the years. He survived the holocaust and became a successful American doctor. This exhibit was very powerful and I had to sit for a minute after i walked through it.
I also then walked through the Traces of Memory exhibit which has done of the most arresting photography I have ever seen. It is a fascinating look at Jewish culture before,during, and after the holocaust. It ends on a lively collection of celebratory and hopeful photographs of the polish Jewish community today.
If you are able to see the home sweet home exhibit while it is there please go. It was one of the best exhibits I've ever seen.
Written 24 September 2022
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JL
6 contributions
Sept 2022
Great museum. I visited in September 2022, when they had a photo exhibit called "Rediscovering Traces of Memory." It's a great history of Polish Jewry prior to the Holocaust. They also have a very nice gift shop.
Written 10 September 2022
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK6,19,734 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
Located down Ulica Dajwor is the Galicia Jewish Museum ,what drew me to it was the great art work that took up the side of the building ,of particular interest is the giant painting of the menorah.
The museum tells the story of the plight of the Jewish population during the occupation by the German Army during World War Two and the Holocaust,photographs and newsreels give an insight into these dark days ,it's a museum thats definitely well worth checking out if you're planning a trip to Krakow.
Written 25 August 2022
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james123416
Porto, Portugal16 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Incredible museum- cannot recommend this highly enough. All visitors to krakow should visit.

The temporary exhibition was so moving and well delivered, as we learnt the story of Richard Ores, a young Jewish man who lived in Krakow and experienced the Holocaust first hand before moving to the US. This exhibit raised such important questions and considerations.

The main exhibitions were outstandingly well done- I just cannot express how impressed I was by this museum. I felt I learnt so much about Jewish history and culture in Krakow- before, during and after the atrocities committed by the nazis.

You must visit this museum.
Written 8 August 2022
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