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POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

ul. Mordechaja Anielewicza 6, Warsaw 00-157, Poland
+48 22 471 03 01
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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!
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ul. Mordechaja Anielewicza 6, Warsaw 00-157, Poland
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+48 22 471 03 01
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you like history and appreciate good staging, you will love this. We were there for over three hours. A very comprehensive and high quality presentation. It costs 25 PLN per adult an extra 10 pln for an audio guide. It might help you to...More

Thank Cathy H
Reviewed yesterday

The Polin Museum is really worthwhile to visit. The overview of Jewish history is complete. But the exhibition of the horrors of the Jewish ghetto sets one to tears. How can people do such barbaric things to each other is the compelling question after the...More

Thank Hans R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Give yourself a few hours to make your way around this museum. It is a testimony to the long and prosperous history of the jewish people in Poland until the holocaust. I highly suggest you take an audio guide to help navigate the museum.

Thank edoobs
Reviewed 2 days ago

A fascinating, interactive museum that tells the 1000 year history of the Jewish people in Poland. From the first moment, this is a museum that will captivate you with its scope, breadth and creativity. It is difficult, if not impossible, to understand Poland without an...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I spent a bit more than 3 hours there. Got an audio guide, and I think it's worth it, it helps to go faster in some rooms going in more detail when more interested (did that a lot). Reading everything would require many hours. Went...More

Thank dakk
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A very diverse and interactive museum with more than 1000 years of history. I got an audio guide for an extra 10 pln, but the signs are also in English so its not really necessary. A visit takes about 3 hours.

Thank nathaliejacquemyn
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were fascinated by the detail, impressed by the quality and variety the presentation, and moved by the histories - without realising, we spent 4.5 hours and could have stayed longer. Really fantasric, everyone should go.

Thank MMStoke
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It maybe awarded as a great museum. But we completely got lost here. It was very very crowded, and since we don't understand any polish it was very hard to follow the story that the exhibition tried to convey. We stopped halfway. Btw very nice...More

1  Thank Marc S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Miracle of Architecture! Inside everything is magic! all going together with the latest trends in architecture! Inside you will find cafeteria and amazing story about polish jews during the few hundred years of their history in that part of Europe.

Thank Dollores30
Reviewed 5 days ago

The museum is truly amazing. I had no idea how much influence the Jewish community had on the development of Poland. It is very well done and a true gem of a museum and a great testament to the Jewish people.

Thank Supertravelerjb2013
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Estelle S
5 June 2017|
Response from Pazit N |
you can use Yadvashem web sit .
Estelle S
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Response from bidibodi | Reviewed this property |
They do not have such a feature but you could probably find some informations asking to shoreshim organisation
13 April 2017|
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Response from abbennett | Reviewed this property |
They should be open at 10:00 o'clock that Monday.