Inside the kazimierz Jewish district of Krakow, this photographic exhibition explorers the historic Jewish culture that used to exist before the Holocaust. It was opened in April 2004. There are two major exhibits here.
The smaller and less famous exhibit focuses on the citizens of Poland who have been recognized by the Yad Vashem as Righteous Among the Nations. These are the people acclaimed for saving the lives of Jewish citizens from extermination during the Holocaust. Poland boasts 6706 such men and women, which is the highest of any nation.
The second exhibit took 12 years to complete. It is called Traces of Memory, and it documents by photographs the 800 year history of Jewish influence in Western Galicia. It focuses on ruins, the culture of a time gone by, the Holocaust, and Jewish activism today. The Auschwitz concentration camp also features prominently.
Occasionally the museum also hosts temporary exhibitions so check the museum calendar. for those interested the museum also offers workshops and lectures on Jewish religion and culture. Sometimes there are concerts and other cultural events. There is a small kids corner. Don't forget to check out the cafe in the book shop.
- Fully disabled accessible.
- Dogs are allowed inside the museum.
- Student 11 zl
- Senior 13 zl
- Free for under 6
Group tickets of 10 or more people:
- Adult 14 zl
- Student 9 zl
- Senior 11 zl
Discounts may be available with Krakow Tourist Card.
- Drive to here or take taxi.
- You can cycle to here.
- Trams 3, 9, 19, 24 or 50 stop ul. Miodowa
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14.1% of people who visit Krakow include Galicia Jewish Museum in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
41.62% of people start their Galicia Jewish Museum visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Galicia Jewish Museum
71.93% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Galicia Jewish Museum
My Husband and I visited the Jewish Museum last Thursday and we learned a lot from our visit. Make sure you take your time to read everything to make your visit worthwhile. The entrance fee was reasonable.
I saw the Blood exhibition, which was honestly incredibly interesting for me. It was very educational too, everything was explained simply and well. I also saw the exhibition of photos of (often desolated) Jewish buildings. I spent there a large chunk of time, as I was really sunken into the exhibition. I reccomend this place for people who actually want to read the captions.
Humbling experience, really clever way of presenting a difficult subject. Helped me understand why my family never returned.
A wonderful museum. Fully explaining the Jewish faith from early beginnings right up to date. Not to be missed.
Wonderful museum. Based on Photographs taken in recent years, the museum tells the story of Jews in Polish Galicia but this is a good example for Jewish life in Poland as a whole. Don't miss this museum!