Galicia Jewish Museum, Krakow

(3.9/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
Visit Galicia Jewish Museum, a small but modern museum in a culturally rich Jewish quarter, Kazimierz. The exhibits attempt to showcase the vibrant life that the neighborhood was once known for. It was founded in 2004 by photojournalist Chris Schwarz to celebrate the Galicia Jewish population that was decimated in World War II. The central exhibit features a series of photographs called "Traces of Memory" that share the history of the Galicia Jews over 800 years. Three different temporary exhibits rotate through the attraction year-round. The open space, resembling a factory, is popular for events, concerts, film screenings, and lectures. Visit the attraction's website for a current schedule. Both the founder of the museum and the scholar who helped him are British, so all the information is available in English. Make Galicia Jewish Museum part of your personalized Krakow itinerary using our Krakow travel itinerary planner.
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  • The brilliant photography in this exhibition is combined with some thought provoking text discussing the fate of Jewish culture in Polish Galicia over the past hundred years, I left with many question...  more »
  • Such an interesting museum and not to be missed, even though it is slightly off the beaten track. Exhibit consists of mostly photographs and descriptions but don't let this put you off as it gives a r...  more »
  • It is a museum or there are the several photography exhibition about the Jew in Krakow. Before during and after the second world war. A little disappointed given the 15pln price is a bit expensive for 10 min to visit.
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  • Excellent expositions evoking the wider context of Jews in the region, especially in the countryside, least likely to be visited.
  • Highly interesting
  • Simply stunning
  • A nice museum for Jewish history
  • An amazing experience.