We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Interesting provincial museum

As part of a walking tour of Bialystok we stopped in at this museum. There was an exhibition... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2013
cookiesworld_uk
,
Manchester, United Kingdom
Biedermeier exhibition

Most space in this small museum in the former market building (intended as a city hall), was taken... read more

Reviewed June 22, 2018
Robert937
,
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Read all 32 reviews
  
Reviews (32)
Filter reviews
32 results
Traveller rating
11
10
9
2
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
11
10
9
2
0
See what travellers are saying:
Filter
Updating list...
3 - 8 of 32 reviews
Reviewed September 20, 2015

This is a small museum with a collection of well-executed but hardly awe-inspiring paintings (although there are one or two exceptional gems). Nonetheless, it's worth a visit due to its central location and the reasonable admission price, not to mention the relative dearth of museums in Białystok.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank John_in_Cambridge
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed August 21, 2015

situated in the middle of the largest square in Bialystok, the Podlachia Museum is located in the former "town hall". Actually this building never used to be a city hall, but a commercial building built in the 18th Century for the towns' Jews to develop trade. It was extended with several side aisles which housed about 100 different Jewish sellers and shops. The actual building was destroyed under Communist times, and later rebuilt according to the original plans. The Museum of the region of Podlachia has several other branches, but this particular one has an exhibit of Polish paintings and temporary exhibits. Unfortunately, nothing about Jewish history !

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank deborah75001
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed May 13, 2015

The provincial museum in Bialystok is not the must see. There are some interesting exhibitions (both permanent and temporary). If you are in around you can easily enjoy other attractions of charming Białystok

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank Jasiek T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed August 28, 2013

As part of a walking tour of Bialystok we stopped in at this museum. There was an exhibition charting the history of the Jewish population of Bialystok and how the invasions by Germany and Russia affected it.

Following the pogroms in 19 century Russia the Jewish population of Bialystok had mushroomed to around 50% of the population, one of the largest in Europe. They clearly had a large and varied affect on Biaystok though following the Nazi occupation the Jewish population is now a small minority.

The exhibition was very poignant as you could see the rise and fall of a large part of the cities populous.

There was also another exhibition of glassware unfortunately our tour did not have time to take this in. There is a fee for entry however this is included in the walking tours.

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank cookiesworld_uk
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Google Translation

Date of experience: March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews