Apteka pod Orłem. Oddział Muzeum Historycznego Miasta Krakowa, Krakow

4.0
#9 of 41 in Museums in Krakow
A heartwarming testament to humankind, in World War II Apteka pod Orłem. Oddział Muzeum Historycznego Miasta Krakowa housed the only pharmacy  n Krakow's Jewish ghetto. Now a museum, this site narrates the story of the people who worked there and often risked their lives to help the ghetto population suffering under Nazi occupation. Spread out over five small rooms, the exhibits include the Polish owner's eyewitness account of the atrocities committed against the city's Jews. Photos, videos, and written documents make up the bulk of the exhibit. Plan your visit to Apteka pod Orłem. Oddział Muzeum Historycznego Miasta Krakowa and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Krakow vacation trip planner.
Create an itinerary including Apteka pod Orłem. Oddział Muzeum Historycznego Miasta Krakowa
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
316 reviews
Google
4.0
TripAdvisor
  • August 19, 2017
    Thankfully, in the darkest of times, there are always sparks of humanity that give hope and comfort. And so here, where the pharmacist did his best to help the beleaguered Jewish population. The shop ...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Small pharmacy that recalls life in the ghetto through so many interesting details. Interactive museums worth visiting because well done, maybe after seeing Oscar Schindler's factory.
    View original
  • August 15, 2017
    Such an interesting historic place. We went on a Monday which is free and early morning was not busy at all (opens at 10:00). Situated on Krakow’s Ghetto Heroes Square, the Pharmacy Under the Eagle ke...  more »
Google
  • A small but nice museum. Only a few rooms, however lots of interactive displays and information. Really only need 30 minutes for this one, but I'd recommend purchasing a joint ticket with Schindler's factory - makes it more worthwhile.
  • It only takes about 20 minutes to go through this small Museum but it's a very interesting profile of the good a few people did during World War II.
  • It's a small museum hidden in Ghetto Heroes Square with only five rooms on a single floor, but it houses interesting collection of artefacts that give insight into life during WWII in the Ghetto. There are plenty of interactive pieces: chests, cupboards, illustrative graphics and recordings. Each of them is teaching a history of the Pharmacy Under the Eagle in a lively, engaging form with the fascinating showcase of pharmaceutical artefacts on display and testimonials describing life in the Krakow Ghetto.
  • Great experience. Great it had student discount. You can learn a lot and see how a old time pharmacy looks like. Is small so quick to see.
  • Small museum dedicated to Krakow Jewish ghetto and pharmacy in it. Done in 30 minutes. Free on Mondays

Plan your trip to Krakow

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Krakow

Krakow ranks among one of Europe's increasingly popular tourist destinations, which is reflected in the rising costs of comfortable lodgings. The best hotels are concentrated in and around the historical old town, where five-star luxury comes at a very steep price. Old town hotels place you just steps from fine shops and restaurants, as well as the city's main museums and galleries. However, if your trip involves a tight budget, avoid the central district and check out mid-range hotels and economical hostels in one of the outlying neighborhoods.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Krakow by other users

10 days in Poland BY A USER FROM MALTA December, teens, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Krakow BY A USER FROM UKRAINE October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Copenhagen, Poland & The Netherlands BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Poland BY A USER FROM ITALY December, teens, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES September, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Krakow & Gran Canaria BY A USER FROM SWEDEN October, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: October, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Krakow BY A USER FROM POLAND November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Poland BY A USER FROM HONG KONG October, culture, relaxing, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Europe BY A USER FROM HONG KONG May, culture, relaxing, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Poland BY A USER FROM MALTA December, teens, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Poland BY A USER FROM MALTA December, teens, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans