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Galicia Jewish Museum

ul. Dajwor 18, Krakow 31-052, Poland
+48 12 421 68 42
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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
ul. Dajwor 18, Krakow 31-052, Poland
+48 12 421 68 42
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very moving and tastefully done, this museum is primarily photographs. That being said, it's still worth a see. Most moving was how Jewish history in the region had been erased after the Holocaust.

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd been expecting a museum tracing the history the Jews of Galicia. It was not and I was disappointed. However, the large photographs of Jewish life in Galicia make for a compelling visit.

Thank eingedi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an extraordinary museum, presenting the history of the Nazi elimination of Polish Jews and their culture through the medium of photographs and text, without any objects or artefacts. Well worth spending at least an hour, and all the more meaningful if you've also...More

1  Thank JimnHilary
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this to be an excellent museum. It is one large room with modern colour pictures telling the Jewish story of Poland - before - during and after the holocaust. The pictures are beautiful, haunting and striking. The text was in English and informative. Definitely...More

Thank Jonathan R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing storiess that really get you thinking. Superb text and photos. Only slight niggle was nowhere in exhibition to sit and contemplate ( and rest), except tin coffee bar

Thank balibob
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This bit of history was lacking in high school and university studies. The photographs were amazing - and a very poignant reality of how an entire group of people was systemically eliminated not just at the camps but across the Galicia region - especially after...More

Thank cindi p
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Rather a lot to read. It didn't really tell me anything I didn't already know about the holocaust to be honest

Thank Pamela W
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Whilst called a museum it is in fact a really good collection of pictures, commented on by a well known professor. The gallery was really super, highlighting the different stages of the Jews in Poland and beyond. A lot of very humbling stories as well...More

Thank Martin R
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

A must visit. Super well placed exhibition. Very helpful staff. A history of the area. Book store a must. Excellent.

Thank ColmV
Weronika B, Kierownik ds. gości at Galicia Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Hello, many thanks for your visit and for taking your time to share your thoughts. We are happy that you were pleased with the visit and we are looking forward to host you again! Weronika Biłas Visitor Services manager

Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

This museum has photographs and stories of Jewish life in Galicia. It shows the aftermath of the Holocaust and efforts to maintain or restore elements of that life. I would sttingly recommend a visit.

Thank Jason H
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Does the Galicia Museum have a database of Jewish families that lived in Stryja in the late 19th century and early 20th century, some of whom may have perished in yhe Holocaust?
18 April 2017|
Response from Weronika B | Property representative |
Dear, There are no databases at the museum, perhaps the following pages could help you. - Gesher Galicia - Virtual Sztetl Tour - Jewish Gen - Jewish Historical Institute (jhi) Kind regards
Does the Galicia Museum have a database of Jewish families from the surrounding area such as Stryja?
18 April 2017|
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Response from rena21 | Reviewed this property |
I would try the JCC organization nearby.
Hello Greetings from Michael in Ireland . I am staying beside main square in Krakow Is it easy for me to find The Galicia Jewish Museum Hope to see you in first week in September Regards Michael in Ireland my email is Thank you
18 July 2016|
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Response from ldndeb | Reviewed this property |
I stayed in a similar location to where you will be. It's a leisurely walk (maybe 30 mins max) or a 10 mins taxi ride. Enjoy :)