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POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

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Neighbourhood: Śródmieście Północne
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Address: ul. Mordechaja Anielewicza 6, Warsaw 00-157, Poland
Phone Number:
+48 22 471 03 01
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Hours:
Mon 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 20:00
Thu - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews is the first and only museum...

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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Must see to understand the last 900 years

Of Jewish history in Poland. Excellent museum architecture and educational displays with interactive presentations from the Middle Ages to today. Reserve at least two hours... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Of Jewish history in Poland. Excellent museum architecture and educational displays with interactive presentations from the Middle Ages to today. Reserve at least two hours. Get the audio guide. May get lengthy for under 12 years.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Took bus number 180 reached right in front of the museum entrance. Remember to prebook your place for the visit and just remember it's closed on Tuesdays. It's literally dedicated to the Jews nation as there were history on how the Jews migrated from one place to another, what they were good at, how trades started, till the Jews settling... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were there from 10 am to 6 pm and there is so much to see, that we didn’t manage to finish it all. I am sad, as it is in date order and so I missed the most recent history- you may want to work backwards now that you know that. It is a wonderful museum but so sad.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A must visit in Warsaw. An eye opener about the complexity and the deep relation between the build up of Poland as a nation and the development of a vibrant jewish culture in its midst. This museum probably should be visited more than once to fully grasp all it has to offer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a huge museum, you may want to skip through to the recent history if you don't have a lot of time. It is very tough to see and read in parts, but a must see for anyone who wants to understand more about the atrocities of WW2. It also helps you appreciate Warsaw as a people and city.... More 

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The building is very unique. However, I found the layout of the museum very disjointed. I wasn't sure if this was a chronological exhibition or by leaders of people at the time or simply the plight of the diaspora in general. Some periods were made clear (eg 1939-1945) but even here there was no structure to the journey: it was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Have we seen the Holicost museum in Washington DC I wasn't sure if it would be a lot of what I seen before. This museum give you a 360 degree view of the history and all horrific details of how the Jewish people were treated and suffered.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A hugely informative museum detailing the history of the Jews of Poland . It's very detailed and very interesting -- it's also extensive in layout so allow plenty of time. Lots of interactive material. For those with walking difficulties, there are lifts to which you can be directed by the very helpful staff. There's also a restaurant with a decent... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Exceeds expectations. Covers so much of the history of the first Jewish people moving to Poland right up to the present day. Highly recommended

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An awful lot of infomation to take in. It took us 4 hours and we didn't read everything. You can leave your coats and pick up an audio tour which we found useful. Plenty of interactive parts but lots and lots of reading

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